“After the ransomware attack, Cohesity really saved us. Though our local Active Directory servers were locked up, preventing us from restoring data from the local backup, we were able to quickly restore critical servers from Cohesity backups on AWS. Teachers taught online classes the very next day as usual, and we didn’t miss payroll.”
Bobby LaFleur, Director of Application Support, Spring Independent School District
At a Glance
Spring ISD serves over 35,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston. Ransomware protection from Cohesity paid for itself many times over when the district was hit by an attack in November 2020.
Spring ISD previously used multiple backup products: Veeam for virtual machines, Idera for SQL Server, and two different server platforms. The whole setup was replicated in a nearby co-location facility used for disaster recovery. When the co-lo lease came up for renewal, the IT team explored better solutions, with greater ransomware protection.
Cohesity automatically backs up 60 terabytes of VMs and databases in two locations – in the district server room and in AWS for archiving and disaster recovery. After the ransomware attack, the IT team restored and was back online two days later, without disruption to learning and no ransom paid.
With Cohesity, Spring ISD lowered TCO by 10-15% by decommissioning four legacy backup products, eliminating co-lo lease and equipment costs, and simplifying management. Ransomware protection helped the district get favorable rates when they renewed our cybersecurity insurance.
Simplify your data management for backups, file shares, object stores, dev/test, and analytics.