AppAssure Software, Inc., a provider of innovative Windows server backup and disaster recovery software, today announced that Florida’s Flagler College has chosen AppAssure’s flagship backup and disaster recovery product, Replay 4, to protect its data with co-location facility support and high availability.
Flagler College is a growing dynamic school with 2400 students and 300 staff members in St. Augustine, Florida. With 34 protected servers and counting, Technology Services Network Engineer, Brendan Hourihan and his six-person IT department support it all.
As Hourihan states, he was blown away by AppAssure’s Replay 4 backup and disaster recovery software because it gave him a solution that allowed the college to take a “quantum leap” in providing co-location facility support at a great cost with high availability. With AppAssure’s advanced data deduplication and compression capabilities, Hourihan is seeing disk-space savings of 84%. With his previous solution, he was going through 9.6TB every 2 weeks; with Replay 4, he’s used just over 1.5TB in the same time period.
“There’s no way we could have been in this state before Replay 4.”
As Hourihan notes, “In colleges of our size, a student to IT staff ratio is usually about 1/144. Here at Flagler, it’s about 1/425. If it plugs into a wall, we support it. We are the focal point for everything: fax machines, telephones, computers, printers, you name it! We do quite a bit with not very much, but we’re able to do great things.”
According to Hourihan, Replay 4’s options and features are far simpler than anything else he had come across in his 15 years of working with backup and disaster recovery solutions. “Functionality wise, Replay 4 has an extremely easy, logical approach for set up. I did it in one night,” he notes.
“With Replay 4, I thought I entered into a dreamland! Finally I’m talking with somebody who has a philosophy about backups that makes sense – a more logical approach to how data is backed up and what you can do with the backed-up data: you can replicate it, synchronize it, and more!”
Replay 4 provides organizations worldwide with sophisticated backup and disaster recovery capabilities, including:
- Eliminates the backup window;
- Creates point-in-time images continuously;
- Reduces server down-time allowing users to access applications (including e-mail) during a live recovery;
- Reduces disk space upwards of 80% with built-in data deduplication and compression;
- Allows for recovery or messages, files, databases, storage groups or the entire server from bare-metal in just a few clicks.
For more information about the subject of the news, visit AppAssure’s website.
About AppAssure Software
AppAssure Software (appassure.com) is a manufacturer of award-winning innovative Windows server backup and disaster recovery software. Designed to protect the applications, not just the data, AppAssure solutions deliver high-value features for reliable data protection that is corruption-free. As a result, IT administrators can have the confidence that their Windows applications are completely protected and easily recoverable in the event of data loss or disaster. AppAssure’s flagship product, Replay 4 is an application-aware, disk-based imaging solution that automatically and continuously images your entire Windows application server delivering accelerated application backups and disaster recovery for Windows servers in minutes. For more information about AppAssure Software, visit the company's website.