AppAssure Software, a leading developer of innovative backup and disaster recovery software products for mission-critical Windows application servers, today announced that Trion Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of display and scanning hooks, replaced Microsoft® DPM with AppAssure’s award-winning Replay4 backup and recovery software for mission-critical Microsoft® Windows® application servers. Switching to Replay’s advanced disk imaging backup and disaster recovery protection, the manufacturer is reported to have reached lightning fast full-server restores with a 492% ROI.
“Trion’s average operating costs are about $25 million dollars,” says Dustin Day, Network and Systems Administrator at Trion,“and we service a global market, so we’re a leader in our field, but we were losing money and staff resources with the backup and disaster recovery products we had in place.” Day estimated that the DPM tape-based solution, along with Windows Backup Utility easily cost Trion $50,000 in staff time spent dealing with the inadequate backups and systems that weren’t working for Trion’s IT needs.
According to Day, he and his team knew they needed to find a better solution for Trion’s burgeoning data, not to mention the protection of all the servers and an up-to-date disaster recovery solution. “The catalyst was that we got a new server,” recalls Day,“and I thought we’d just use the same architecture for our backup and DR, so we considered getting big tape protection for it. But I was very disappointed by the products we looked at. I wasn’t really happy with what was out there, and didn’t have budget for SAN. Also, I wanted to eliminate tapes and find a safer place to store our data, much less eliminate the human error or transporting tapes.”
That is why it was decided to take a completely different direction with Replay4, says Day.
Switching to Replay, states Day, Trion not only managed to eliminate the backup window and the use of cumbersome tape, but also came up with a sophisticated disaster recovery process, using virtualization. “Replay is installed on the Hyper-V host, which performs snapshots and stores them to a local RAID 50 2.7TB array,” says Day. “Once completed, the snapshots are replicated to our off-site DR location which has a DROBO storage array attached to it. Our DR plan before was buying a new server and getting the data on it if you can. Now we can go from virtual to physical with lots of flexibility due to Replay’s ability to work with dissimilar hardware. Since we know we have the data because of Replay, we can just get a rack server or something from a local company and put the data back on there.”
As Day says, he and his staff are sleeping better at night because they know their data is safe, their servers can be easily restored in no time at all, they’ve saved the company money, and they don’t have to worry about carrying tapes around all the time – all due to Replay.
“The pricing is reasonable, the software is powerful, and AppAssure’s technical support is outstanding,” sums up a satisfied Day.
About Trion Industries
With over 88 United States and international patents for innovations, Trion Industries is rated among the top-50 North American Retail and Point-of-Purchase fixture makers and is the world’s leading manufacturer of display and scanning hooks. Trion offers over 2,000 standard and custom products for Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, and many other big companies.
About AppAssure Replay 4
Replay 4 is the world’s fastest and easiest backup and disaster recovery software for Windows application servers, VMware and Hyper-V Virtual Servers. The only complete “all-in-one” backup and recovery solution, Replay 4 enables local recoveries from any type of failure in just minutes, with the added assurance of offsite application and image backup and bare metal recovery from a total site disaster.
About AppAssure Software
AppAssure Software (appassure.com) is a leading provider of innovative backup and disaster recovery software for Windows application servers. AppAssure’s flagship product, Replay 4 is an application-aware, disk-based imaging solution that automatically and continuously snapshots entire Windows application servers delivering accelerated application backups and disaster recovery for in minutes.