Modernize backup infrastructure and strengthen disaster recovery and business continuity readiness in the face of growing volumes of data.
Delivering Justice Across the State of Missouri
More than one million new civil and criminal cases flood into Missouri State Courts each year, each accompanied by a stack of legal documents. Approximately 5,000 judicial employees access this court information each day. Protecting court information is critical to the everyday running of the court system. Loss of information could have catastrophic consequences for the state of Missouri and its people.
At its Jefferson City data center, the information technology services division of the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) supports court technology and communication services. Around 85 employees manage and maintain the critical statewide case management system, along with the wide variety of technology necessary for the efficient day-to-day running of the courts.
The Court Moves to a Modern Backup Solution to Better Protect its Data
The division’s responsibilities include protecting all court data and ensuring operational continuity in the event of an outage.
The relentless rise in data volumes were a major concern and meant a longer backup window, putting critical data at risk. The first backups started at 9pm and the last ones at 3am the next morning, meaning they sometimes ran until 6pm that following night. In the event of a failure, the division was not able to get a restart completed before the next backup set was scheduled to start, leaving a day’s worth of data not protected and at risk.
To shorten the backup window, the division needed to move away from time-consuming physical tape backups and legacy architectures. A state-of-the-art disk-based backup and recovery system would not only increase performance and capacity, it would also eliminate the maintenance costs associated with the aging backup system.