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Sioux Falls School District Increases Backup And Recovery Savings By Replacing Tape Backup With EVault

EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced that the South Dakota Sioux Falls School District replaced its tape backup system with EVault Plug-n-Protect backup and recovery appliances. Using EVault has made restores faster and more predictable, and the school district’s IT staff has regained 10 hours of time per week due to reduced travel time between individual schools to change out tape cartridges or fix and replace tape drives. EVault worked with partner High Plains Technology to implement the new system.

The Sioux Falls School District, the state’s largest K-12 district, maintains a multi-platform network of about 100 servers backing up 12TB of data across roughly 12,500 computers. Previously, the school district relied on a hefty tape backup solution with tape libraries in every school building. The tape backup implementation required expensive and time-consuming software licenses, and the restores were difficult to administer.

“Those tape libraries took a lot of hard work to manage,” said David Carson, network manager at Sioux Falls School District. “If the staff member who usually changed the tapes got sick, we had to send someone else to do it, and then that staff member couldn’t get his usual work done. With EVault’s Plug-n-Protect solution, we now have an affordable all-in-one disk-based appliance. With restores centralized, there’s no more need for our staff to travel from school to school—freeing up valuable IT hours for more strategic work.”

EVault provided the Sioux Falls School District with an affordable backup and recovery solution delivered through the EVault Plug-n-Protect appliance bundle. The school district now configures backups and manages restores at its Central Services building using the Web-based EVault CentralControl console, then replicates data to a secondary appliance at its Instructional Planning Services building for additional data protection and security.

“The Sioux Falls School District is a perfect example of how small and medium institutions can benefit from moving to a disk-based, all-in-one backup system,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager at EVault. “By breaking away from costly, ineffective tape backups and adopting an adaptable and affordable solution like EVault Plug-n-Protect, institutions like the Sioux Falls School District quickly see the time and savings value provided by a comprehensive appliance that packages all backup components into a single solution.”

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