Save the Children has selected Databarracks as a backup solution. The charity needed a system that could distinguish between older static data and more critical recent data. Databarracks used the BLM (Backup Lifecycle Management) functionality of the asigra software to tier storage for ‘Live’ critical data and ‘archive’ data – more closely aligning the cost of storage to the value of the data.
Head of IT Andrew Brenson said: “We wanted to move to a more automated, offsite backup solution but had a number of specific requirements. Although we were planning to upgrade our bandwidth, initially the backup solution would have to work over a relatively small internet connection.
“We operate a mixed environment with physical and virtual servers as well as Oracle and sQL on the database side so we needed compatibility for them all. We are also always keen to minimise or avoid the presence of third party software agents where possible. What we wanted was software that could achieve these objectives with as small a footprint as possible.”
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