James Ennis founded Ennis Fabrics in 1972 knowing that there was a better way to service customers in the textiles and supplies industry. He knew there was a better way to provide customers with what they needed when they needed it. Today, Ennis Fabrics have over 9,000 products that are distributed throughout North America and globally from the company’s extensive, full-service distribution centers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Indianapolis. Ennis Fabrics’ fourth distribution center is a wholly-owned 40,000 ft2 quality control and consolidation warehouse in Ningbo China. Given the extent of operations, and a workforce of close to 200 employees, the challenge was finding the perfect backup/disaster recovery (DR) fit.
Before contacting Stage2Data, Ennis Fabrics performed their own data storage and backups in house. At the time, the company was looking for a simple DR solution and was in the process of constructing their own solution in the form of a small server room in which to replicate data and perform disaster recovery. The first challenge presented itself in the form of a time conflict – with a small team, inhouse backup/DR solution meant being available 24/7. Ennis Fabrics needed a backup partner that could provide geographic diversity, could accommodate their mixed IT environment, and keep their data secure and available in the face of a disaster.
That’s when Stage2Data stepped in. Ryan pitched the idea that partnering with a backup/DR solutions provider such as Stage2Data, means you don’t have to worry about performing backups yourself or manage disaster recovery. The team at Stage2Data can do everything for you, within budget and with a backup/DR consultant on call to assist 24/7.