Commonwealth Secretariat Finds Switch from Tape to Cloud-Based Backup Brings Peace of Mind

May 2014
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Commonwealth Secretariat Finds Switch from Tape to Cloud-Based Backup Brings Peace of Mind

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

The intergovernmental agency the Commonwealth Secretariat had traditionally relied on tape backup solutions to protect close Commonwealth Techgate plc to 3TB of data. Over time they experienced numerous challenges with their setup where the tape backups became unreliable, expensive and time-consuming. Since about 2005, the organization became increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of their system. After exploring a range of options for a more efficient approach to backup and recovery technology, the Commonwealth Secretariat decided to switch to Techgate plc’s Enterprise Cloud Backup service powered by Asigra.

We recently compiled a case study that summarized the recent Commonwealth Secretariat backup and recovery implementation. In the case study you will learn:

  • About the growing numbers of problems and challenges the Commonwealth Secretariat faced with their previous tape backup solution
  • Why it took them a ½ day to make sure a backup was completed by using tape backup and at least 2 hours to find the data to recover
  • How Techgate helped the Commonwealth Secretariat reduce the overall amount of time for backups, and minimize costs, - all while improving reliability and efficiency
  • The configuration that was implemented as a solution by Techgate plc powered by Asigra
  • The key factors that were considered by the Commonwealth Secretariat for selecting the Asigra solution

“Part of IT’s function is to ensure that everyone in the organisation has access to the right tools with the right data,” said Henry Nyambu, Head of IT, Commonwealth Secretariat. “We clearly didn’t have that with our cumbersome tape and DVD backup systems. As an intergovernmental agency, it is critical that our data remains both securely stored and easy to access quickly. By modernising our backup infrastructure with a secure and flexible cloud backup solution, we achieved this.”

To learn more about this implementation and to see the exact results obtained by the Commonwealth Secretariat, you can find the case study in full below:

Commonwealth Secretariat Finds Switch from Tape to Cloud-Based Backup Brings Peace of Mind

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