Avamar Furthers Remote Office Backup and Recovery Leadership
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Press release date: September 6, 2006
Customers Cite 90% Reduction in Backup Windows; Remote Office Recovery Times in Minutes, Not Hours
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6 -- Avamar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection software, now delivers a solution that enables companies to easily and cost-effectively protect critical remote office data. Avamar's remote office data protection solution efficiently reduces the size of backup data at the remote office before it is transferred across the network, decreasing required WAN bandwidth and backup storage capacity by up to 300x globally. Avamar's customers can perform daily full backups of their remote office data using existing wide area networks from a centrally managed web-based console. Companies using Avamar software to protect their remote office data include Adaptec and the Virginia DMV, among many others.
"Avamar's product, staff and support services removed the headache and uncertainty that we experienced with all other industry-leading applications and services for disaster recovery," said Mike DePhillip, Backup Administrator, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. "Avamar's remote office solution enabled us to reduce administrative support requirements by 80%, reduce backup windows by 90%, and recover lost files and servers in minutes rather than hours. Avamar has truly delivered a faster, more robust and less expensive solution."
"Companies are seeking to gain control of data in their remote offices," said John McArthur, Group Vice President and General Manager at IDC. "One of the most pervasive approaches we see being deployed is backup to disk, commonly in concert with remote replication. Data de-duplication technologies, such as those provided by Avamar, can significantly reduce both bandwidth and storage requirements for the protection of remote-office data."
"Avamar allows me to manage all of my remote office backups with a single process and policy," said Kelly Overgaard, Director of IS Operations at Adaptec, Inc. "Avamar's technology not only reduces our backup windows dramatically; it also allows us to deploy remote office data protection across our existing WAN infrastructure."
"Most enterprise organizations realize that traditional backup and recovery methods are challenged to reliably protect remote office data. But removing applications and data from remote offices is not always practical or cost effective," said Dave Russell, VP of Research at Gartner. "Purpose-built solutions that leverage data de-duplication (single instance storage technology) to solve the challenge of remote office backup and recovery should be well received in the marketplace."
Avamar's remote office solution addresses the challenges associated with effectively protecting remote office data by providing automated, centrally managed, bandwidth-optimized backup across existing wide area networks at a lower cost than traditional data protection solutions. Avamar utilizes patented data de-duplication and global single instance storage technology to reduce the size of backup data at the source and ensure that only a single copy of each unique variable-length data segment is stored across the entire organization. As a result, Avamar reduces the required network bandwidth and backup storage by up to 300x globally. This enables companies to cost effectively perform daily full backups of remote office data using their existing WAN bandwidth.
"Enterprises leave significant information assets at risk in remote offices, by relying on legacy tape solutions and inconsistent, manual processes," said Ed Walsh, CEO of Avamar Technologies. "Avamar has a proven track record with remote office data protection that lets companies use their existing network infrastructure, doesn't require re-architecting of remote office applications and delivers automated, centralized backup and recovery. Our customers know their mission-critical data is protected in remote office locations with a straightforward, cost-effective solution."
Avamar's Remote Office Solution is based on their award winning Axion software. Axion enterprise data protection software delivers data protection across data centers, remote offices and distributed desktop and laptop systems. Axion eliminates the need for IT organizations to rely on untrained local staff and complex, manual tape rotation schemes (e.g. swapping of tapes, transport of tapes offsite, etc.) since Axion can be automated to perform regular backups without any manual intervention. It also eliminates the need for failure prone tape-based devices at remote offices, which can be expensive to maintain. In addition to automatic scheduled backups, Axion verifies the recoverability of all backup data daily to ensure it is available when needed. And the security issues associated with shipping unencrypted physical tapes offsite is eliminated, since Avamar encrypts data while in flight across the WAN and at rest. Data backed up using Avamar can be quickly leveraged via powerful search engines (e.g. Google and FAST), and if tape archives are required, Avamar integrates seamlessly with existing tape-based devices using popular backup software.
Avamar Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise data protection software. Avamar's patented data reduction, single instance store and point-and-click restore technologies have revolutionized backup, recovery and DR strategies for global corporations. Founded in 1999, Avamar provides solutions for medium-sized business to large, multi-national enterprises.
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