Ed Green has seen a big increase in the
number of attacks on IT resources in
recent years. Those attacks include
phishing exploits, spam, and malicious
scripts trying to enter the workplace
through email, downloads, and direct
attacks on servers. That’s why Ed added
Backblaze Backup for Business to keep
data secure at Roush Auto Group where
he’s IT Director.
Over a year ago Ed started looking for a cloud-based backup solution that
would provide additional security beyond just on-site backups. Local backups
have been a standard part of Roush’s IT and business contingency strategy for
a while, but Ed wanted to add backups to the cloud, as well. Cloud backups
provide that extra peace-of-mind that comes with knowing that even if
something happened to the on-site systems, the cloud backups would help
them get back to work as soon as possible.
The Roush Auto Group includes Roush
Honda in Westerville, Ohio and Roush
Ford in Hillard, Ohio. Roush Honda
started in 1965 as a family business and
later became 100% employee owned.
It’s now one of the Midwest’s largest
volume Honda dealerships. Roush Ford
was added in January of 2017.
“The Groups management feature is easy to
use, and I can quickly see how many licenses
we have allocated and how many remain.
The backups themselves are easy to
manage. In fact, they pretty much take care
of themselves. It’s all done automatically.”
It’s not just online phishing and malware that concerns him. It’s
those unexpected events that come when you’re least expecting
them. Ed recalls the time that a water sprinkler line broke and
soaked the desktop computers in their office.
“That was definitely unexpected,” said Ed. “Events like that are
the reason we do backups. You don’t know when something like
that is going to happen. When it does, you’re glad you
There was another time that a VBS script downloaded a
virus that infected computer systems. Other than that,
they’ve had the usual hard drive failures and lost
computers. Backup just makes sense for any business that
doesn’t want to get shut down when bad things happen.
Ed did a lot of research investigating what the best solution
would be for cloud backups. He wanted something that
was easy to use, with set-it-and-forget-it features and
reliability. He sat down with Roush’s CFO and after their
confab, low-cost was added to the list of requirements.
With 350 employees and plans to hire more
people at Roush Auto Group, Ed believes
he’ll be adding more Backblaze backup
licenses, likely doubling in the next quarter.
He uses the Groups features of Backblaze for
Business to administer users and make sure
that computers are backed up. He can
perform restores on any machine and even
install Backblaze remotely on new Macs and
Windows for the company.
Ed also likes the user interface of Backblaze
for Business. “It’s clear and easy to use,”
“Backblaze Backup for Business is
a very, very convenient and
effective tool for us. Backblaze
covers our entire spectrum of
needs for business backup.”
About Backblaze for Business
Backblaze for Business is automatic, unlimited, and secure
cloud backup for laptop and desktop client systems in small
and medium sized businesses. Costing as little as $x per
year per computer for unlimited storage, Backblaze for
Business provides a set-and-forget backup solution for users
combined with flexible features for administrators such as
Business Groups to simplify billing and user management.
Unlimited data for each PC or Mac backup
Automatic scanning for files to backup
Files secured with military grade encryption
Data centers are SSAE-16/SOC 2 compliant
Flexible “business groups”
Managed or unmanaged groups
User or administrator data restores
Mobile access to backups via iOS and Android devices
Backs up Mac OS 10.8+ and Windows 7, 8, & 10 personal systems