To improve data protection processes and gain the storage space and agility needed to expand the business, Pennoni associates replaced its tape backup solution with a Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution. Pennoni has freed up one day a week for staff to spend on higher-value activities while decreasing data protection costs by more than US$40,000 annually. It can integrate acquisitions faster and improve storage scalability and reliability. Pennoni acquired a second StorSimple device to use for disaster recovery. If a disaster affects the firm's main datacenter, the second StorSimple device at an offsite location efficiently pulls only the needed data from the cloud and restores it, resulting in much faster disaster recovery than is possible with tape storage.