Meyer Group picks copper-bottomed back-up service

Kitchenware firm Meyer Group has replaced its tape-based back-up system with a back-up service from Stack using Asigra software.

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Kitchenware firm Meyer Group has replaced its tape-based back-up system with a back-up service from Stack using Asigra software.

The firm behind the Prestige, Anolon and Circulon brands is now using the service based on Asigra’s Televaulting back-up and recovery software to protect all its company data online and off-site.

Meyer Group had previously used a Veritas tape-based back-up system, but switched to a disk-to-disk system to increase the speed of back-up and recovery and guarantee a 100% success rate in retrieving lost data. The kitchenware firm also wanted to back up emails across the company rather than on a desktop by desktop basis.

Stack is now providing Meyer Group with Asigra’s offsite back-up and recovery software as a service, backing up all emails, laptops, Excel-based files, databases specific to the company, customer information, online transaction information, DB2 and SQL databases. It is also providing a disaster recovery testing service to ensure business continuity in the event of server damage or failure.

Meyer Group IT manager David Cross said: “We wanted to ensure that all of our data was stored securely off-site and in one place, from which it could be easily and quickly retrieved if necessary.

“The service facilitates all of the platforms we use, it includes our remote users and has massively decreased our back-up and restore times. We also have peace of mind with the Stack service because the data can’t be lost or stolen, unlike tape-based solutions.”

The Stack service is billed on the basis of the amount of data stored each month.

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