CIO Solutions will be assisting with the design, implementation and support of a disaster recovery solution for The Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara – September 19, 2011 – The Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County (HASBARCO) has partnered with CIO Solutions, to provide the technical design and implementation resources for their Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.
Disaster Recovery plans have become vital for businesses and organizations that primarily rely on technical components for business continuity. In this day and age with more and more data online and stored on SANs (Storage Area Networks), it is important for companies to take a look at their ‘backup’ plan in case their primary network goes down.
CIO Solutions started the project by understanding HASBARCO’s Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives. These objectives refer to the amount of acceptable data loss and how quickly a client wants to be able to recover data in the event of a disaster. Eric Egolf, VP of Operations for CIO Solutions stated that, “Most businesses can only handle a couple of hours or, at the most, a day worth of data loss. Businesses with a strong dependence on IT are usually looking to be able to recover critical IT and computer functions in less than a day.” Once the objectives were defined for HASBARCO, CIO Solutions was able to architect a cost-effective solution that met their specific objectives.
CIO Solutions worked closely with HASBARCO IT staff to develop a DR plan that was technically effective but also addressed the operations that are involved when there is a disaster. Egolf stated, “One thing that people forget is that IT is only a part of the Disaster Recovery plan and that the entire operations of the organization needs to be thought about including roles and responsibilities during the disaster.”
Mary Jane Roberts, PC/Administrators for HASBARCO, stated, “We have been working with the staff at CIO for several years now on numerous projects. CIO not only presents the technical solutions available, but invests the time to know our goals, how we run our business and even our limitations. This not only instills confidence in us as their client, it also reflects their goal of establishing a lasting partnership.”
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HASBARCO) is a political subdivision of the State of California responsible for providing affordable housing for thousands of low income households in Santa Barbara County through rent subsidy programs or by occupancy in one of its housing developments. The agency was founded on the belief that decent, safe and sanitary housing is central to the physical and emotional health, the productivity, and the self-esteem of the people it serves. More information can be found at
CIO Solutions has been providing IT management and design services to the Tri-County Area since 1986. CIO specializes in Enterprise Storage Solutions, VoIP Phone Systems, Security Administration and Networking Design, Implementation and Support. More information can be found at or by calling their office at 805-692-6700 .

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