Third-party logistics and supply chain solutions provider, Evans Distribution Systems, has selected Otava’s secured and compliant virtual private cloud hosting platform. Otava’s suite of managed cloud offering would help Evans Distribution Systems to maximize internal data center staff while ensuring optimal uptime and availability.

Otava offers a portfolio of compliant hybrid cloud, backup, security, disaster recovery and colocation solutions.

“Otava’s hybrid cloud solutions are fully managed by their team of experts, which gives us the confidence that we will avoid any potential costly disruption to our business and frees us up to focus on delivering excellent service to our customers,” said Michael Franklin, Ph.D., Director of IT, Evans Distribution Systems. “For businesses like ours that operate around the clock and in multiple time zones, having Otava on board as an extension of our IT team is essential. With the migration complete, we look forward to gaining valuable efficiency, productivity and reliability with Otava’s cloud.”

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

Photo Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava
The Evans team can now rely on our engineers and support staff to manage the cloud environment and data recovery services so that they can give their full attention to other needs of the business,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava.

To ensure success during its busiest distribution months, the provider of logistics and supply chain solutions also needed to implement a documented, tested and proven disaster recovery service prior to the upcoming season.

So, in addition to Otava’s compliant virtual cloud service, Evans Distribution Systems’ environment also includes both Cloud Backup and Otava-managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to provide failover and recovery for 20 servers running shipping production, billing operations and other critical internal systems.

Otava’s fully managed solution met Evans’ needs for rapid recovery, flexibility and testing availability.

“Evans is an established and well-respected logistics provider that is admired for its innovation. They recognized that migrating to a new cloud-based IT platform would ensure their critical workloads would be highly available and recoverable, even in the event of a disaster, ahead of their busiest shipping season,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava. “We were thrilled to deliver this comprehensive solution that exceeded their timing, budget and performance requirements. The Evans team can now rely on our engineers and support staff to manage the cloud environment and data recovery services so that they can give their full attention to other needs of the business.”