TRION INDUSTRIES FULL-SERVER RESTORES GO FROM 10 HOURS TO UNDER 1 HOUR WITH DELL APPASSURE
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 04 May 2012
Release date- 02052012 - RESTON, VA - Trion Industries, the leading hook and point-of-display manufacturer in the U.S., has selected Dell AppAssure's award-winning backup, replication and disaster recovery software for VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, Windows Server backup, Microsoft Exchange backup, MS SharePoint backup, and MS SQL Server backup.
Network/Systems Administrator Dustin Day estimated that the previous tape-based BDR product had cost the company $50,000 in time spent dealing with inadequate backups. For instance, Day had developed a comprehensive backup schedule for the main server, which included payroll software, time clocks, active directory, domain controller, AutoCAD application and DNS. Scheduling differentials at 1am every four days and a full backup on Friday, the differentials required four hours to complete, and the full backups with data verification required 15 hours, even though Day's team was only backing up 250GB.
After years of human errors, dust and dirt creating tape dysfunctions, tape costs, scheduling issues and a 10-20% failure rate, Day and his team set about to find a better alternative for Trion's burgeoning data, not to mention the protection of all the servers, and an up-to-date DR product. 'I wanted to eliminate tapes and find a safer place to store our data,' he said, 'much less eliminate the human error of transporting tapes.'
Day's discovery of Dell AppAssure took him in a completely different direction.
Instead of scheduling a staff member to take home a successful backup tape and bring it back according to a tape schedule, Day's team now schedules regular Dell AppAssure snapshot intervals before replicating the data to an off-site location. Not only has Dell AppAssure eliminated the backup window and the use of cumbersome tape, it's also given Trion a sophisticated DR process, using virtualization. 'When we tested Dell AppAssure with our file server, it took only about 30-40 minutes to restore back to a fully functional server,' Day said. 'With our previous solution it would have taken 8-10 hours - that is, as long as the backups weren't corrupt.'
In addition, Dell AppAssure allows Day's staff to restore to dissimilar hardware on or offsite and increase the amount of free space on the company's backup disk arrays, 'We're protecting 12 servers but only consuming 121 GB of space,' he explained.
Overall, Day gives high marks to Dell AppAssure. 'The pricing is reasonable, the software has awesome deduplication & compression that increased free space by 60% - 80%, and the technical support is outstanding,' he noted.
Dell AppAssure software is based on three major and innovative backup and recovery technologies:
Live Recovery - first-of-its-kind instant recovery technology offering Near-Zero recovery time for VM and physical servers;
Recovery Assure -sets a new standard in data protection with automatic testing and verification of recoverability for every VM and physical backup;
Universal Recovery - cross-platform recovery that restores backups from anywhere to anywhere: from physical to virtual (P-V), virtual to virtual (V-V), or virtual to physical (V-P), and physical to physical (P-P), as well as bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware; it includes granular object-level recovery with application-item and file-level recovery.
Windows file servers:1
Virtualization: 1 Host, 14 Guests
TB of data total: 2.25 TB
Pricing and Availability
Dell AppAssure backup & replication software starts at $899 USD. For further information, please contact Dell AppAssure Software at 1-866-459-6653 in North America or +44-1306-888864 in EMEA or visit the company's website at www.appassure.com.
Connect with Dell AppAssure:
Dell AppAssure products referenced in this news release:
Windows Server Backup and Replication Software: http://www.appassure.com/server-backup-and-replication/windows-server-backup/
Microsoft Exchange Backup, Replication & Recovery Software: http://www.appassure.com/server-backup-and-replication/exchange-backup/
VMware Backup, Replication & Recovery Software: http://www.appassure.com/server-backup-and-replication/vmware-backup/
About Dell AppAssure Software
Dell AppAssure is the #1 unified backup & replication software for virtual, physical and cloud environments. This multiple award-winning and customer-proven software recovers virtual and physical servers, applications and data in minutes instead of days or hours. Dell AppAssure's innovative and groundbreaking technologies assure 100% reliability of recovery and goes beyond just protecting data to protecting entire applications. The software supports multi-hypervisor environments - VMware vSphere / ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer - and it can perform VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, Windows Server backup, Microsoft Exchange Server backup and more. Dell AppAssure is an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. With more than 6,000 customers, partners and service providers in over 50 countries and over 3,000% growth in three years, AppAssure was ranked the world's fastest growing backup software company by Inc. Magazine prior to its acquisition by Dell, Inc. in February, 2012.
Gary E. Haffer
Dell AppAssure Software
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