Enterprise Storage Failure & Data Recovery

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Forensicon has assisted clients that experience data loss on their enterprise systems. Forensicon successfully recovered over 1 terabyte of data for one client when their SAN failed.

Did your company or organization recently experience a loss of critical data? Do you suspect an employee or a vendor was the cause of the loss of enterprise data? Did you recently experience a major loss of data from a SAN or NAS that your company or organization relies upon to function and conduct business?

Forensicon has been helping companies, organizations and non-profits for years in responding to sudden losses of data on the enterprise, or making sense  of apparent obfuscation of computer activities by often unknown entities.  Many times, the loss of data is related to a deliberate action of an internal or external perpetrator.  Other times a failure of hardware, software systems or human activity results in catastrophic data loss.

When data loss occurs across a business enterprise or on important sources of organization electronic data, it is critical that an experienced professional be consulted immediately.  Many organizations delay contacting someone trained in data recovery response when massive failures of hardware or software based systems are experienced.  Internal efforts to self-fix the problem can lead to further and more permanent loss of information.

Most IT staff today lack knowledge in how to effective respond to catastrophic failures of large network based data storage systems. IT staff have a potential to destroy the long-term viability of their employer and their career by taking matters into their own hands when catastrophic data loses are experienced across the network storage enterprise.  If the failed systems aren’t immediately documented and forensically preserved appropriately, additional efforts to fix the data loss often lead to a more permanent unraveling of the organization’s online data store and can lead to millions or billions of dollars in damages depending on the importance of data within the organization.  Financial institutions that rely on the ability to sell securities and other credit instruments are most at risk when catastrophic data loss occurs.

Forensicon has experience working with time sensitive data intensive businesses that rely on their network storage devices to conduct business.  Forensicon has experienced staff that have helped companies bring their systems back online to recovery, while ensuring data collection and best available information is captured so that no further degradation is experienced and loss recovery is maximized in the short and long term.

Forensicon has helped clients recover many terabytes of data lost from failure of iSCSI based SAN / NAS network storage systems, and other servers, hard drives and data sources.  The ability to quickly preserve all hard drives in a storage array before attempting other experiments to bring the data back online is imperative.  Knowledge in how to reconstruct RAID arrays, as well as the ability to capture, forensically preserve, analyze and interpret the log files that relate to the cause of the failure are critical in mitigating losses and recovery financial damages.  Many financial institutions, companies and organizations have business continuity and disruption insurance that will help pay for Forensicon’s services consulting in this area.

Responding quickly and assuming from the beginning that litigation relating to the loss of data is likely or criminal proceeding against a perpetrator may be necessary is always the assumption made by Forensicon forensic specialists and engineers in such situations.  Having a third party experienced forensics firm, such as Forensicon, that has experienced network professionals who are knowledgeable in leading edge network storage technologies is imperative when sudden and unplanned losses of data on the enterprise is experienced.  Should significant litigation or insurance financial damage recovery later be required, Forensicon is best positioned to assist you as experienced testifying computer forensics experts in various legal jurisdictions across the United States.

Forensicon has success working on many various operating systems and enterprise storage systems to help clients recover from catastrophic failures, both in the short term, and later on when financial loss recovery is sought.

If your organization experienced a significant data loss, immediately cease power to all affected systems if at all possible until the storage media contained within the impacted systems can be forensically preserved.  Attempts to reconstruct RAID geometry or connect the network storage devices to other systems in an effort to recover a data storage device can often result in further degradation and permanent loss of data well beyond recovery.

Call Forensicon today at 888-427-5667 for a complimentary telephone consultation or contact us. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message in in the emergency mailbox and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

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