Case Study: Avanta Insurance Brokers satisfied with Stage2Data’s Cloud Hosting and Managed Backup Service

“Since moving our infrastructure from onsite to Stage2Data’s Cloud hosting and backup services we would never look back. Their service and support over the years has been phenomenal.”

Avanta Insurance Inc. is an independent insurance broker, with a history going back to 1968. With their head offices located in Toronto, Canada, and having been in operation for over 50 years, client data and business continuity are vital components of their business. Since moving to the cloud in July 2015, Stage2Data was chosen as Avanta’s preferred cloud hosting and backup and recovery managed service provider. They have continued to deliver excellent service. Stage2Data recently became a certified Internet Service Provider (ISP) and upgraded their backend infrastructure, which arguably makes them one of the fastest Managed Service Providers (MSP) in North America, offering cloud hosting, backups and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Recent backup performance speeds at Avanta Insurance improved more than 4 times.

Before moving to the cloud, Avanta used to run 5 backups per day using a third-party tool provided by Dell. In terms of this process, cartridges had to be removed manually which, needless to say, was a tedious task which presented numerous issues. Backups failing was one of these issues at which point IT had to be called out which was a costly exercise.