International Justice Mission: Hybrid Cloud Environment Enables Life-Saving, Global Work on a Limited IT Budget
IJM does critical, life-saving work on a limited budget. Any money that IT can save goes directly toward the organization's mission of rescuing victims of abuse and prosecuting their perpetrators. By replacing a distributed IT infrastructure and tape backup system with a hybrid cloud approach, IJM created a cost-effective, streamlined working environment that better meets the needs of the organization. IJM's private cloud, supported by Steelhead appliances in every field office, allowed the IT team to centralize applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint. The performance of these applications over the WAN is satisfactory to remote users, even those in places where bandwidth and latency formerly caused problems. IJM replaced its tape backup system with a Whitewater cloud storage accelerator and public cloud data storage.