Laser Clinics is currently in their final stages of moving to a completely cloud-bases environment, which can be demanding for their IT team.
“Our IT team is only comprised of four people to support over 160 clinics and about 90 internal staff members – so we’re still reasonably small. This makes us naturally more of a reactive IT team,” said George Pontifix, IT Manager at Laser Clinics. “We’re now trying to push everything to be standardized and compliant.”
Laser Clinics plans to not only scale and alter their data retention, but also their application adoption and usage. The need for a flexible backup solution is clear.
“We’re using many applications already and right now I’m really trying to push Teams through to the organization. At this point we have a two-year retention policy,” explained Pontifix. “However, I’ve been working on extending that to two years. So at the end of this year, I’ll be talking to AvePoint about either a solution to archive data to cheaper storage or extending the length of our backups.”
Being a global organization with a presence in the United Kingdom, Laser Clinics needed to ensure compliance with European Union’s GDPR data sovereignty requirements.
“We needed to meet the EU’s data requirements. What we back-up in the UK, should stay in the UK,” said Pontifix “When we talked to AvePoint and learned about multi-geo tenancy capabilities, it was a no-brainer. There is no logical reason as the why we shouldn’t utilize it.”