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Cloud recovery service strengthens resilience of cement manufacturer.

25th July 2014

Cementos Progreso recognised it needed a disaster recovery solution outside its earthquake-prone country to ensure operations would continue uninterrupted in the event of a natural disaster.

Cementos Progreso, founded in 1899, is the largest producer and distributor of cement and other construction materials in South America with more than 1,800 employees. Based in Guatemala, tumultous weather conditions mean the risk of natural disaster in the region remains high. Knowing that in the event of a major earthquake, demand for cement for rebuilding projects would soar, the company explored options to protect its business from disruption.

Business Challenge:
Guatemala-based Cementos Progreso recognised it needed a disaster recovery solution outside its earthquake-prone country to ensure operations would continue uninterrupted in the event of a natural disaster. The company was concerned a suitable solution would require a significant investment in equipment, infrastructure and support.
 
Solution:
•  Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) with failover to a secondary site
•  Recover2Cloud
•  Disaster Recovery
 
Business Benefits:
•  High availability of applications and services with maximum recovery time (RTO) of 4 hours
•  Cost-effective, reliable solution that avoids the need for capital investment
•  Superior RTO/RPO and lower running costs than a comparable colocation alternative
•  24/7 monitoring gives peace of mind critical systems and data will always be available
•  Access to a team of availability experts to ensure a smooth recovery
•  Ability to scale and tailor the solution to exact business needs
•  Frees Cementos Progreso to focus on its core business by removing the burden of managing recovery infrastructure.

Read the full Cementos Progreso Case Study