Agency replaces tape-based backup with disk-based replication
for quick recovery in four hours or less with a £90,000
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 7, 2012-FalconStor Software, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in disk-based data
protection, today announced that the Greater London Authority
(GLA) implemented the FalconStor® Network Storage Server
(NSS) solution and FalconStor's RecoverTrac™ technology to
ensure disaster preparedness and to handle GLA's significant
data growth prior to the London Olympic Games. The GLA
replaced its tape-based backup and recovery system to ensure
data availability and quick recovery in four hours or less,
estimating a savings of approximately £90,000 ($139,000)
The GLA, which provides IT support and services to the
mayor's office and the London Assembly, implemented the
disk-based backup technology to ensure complete data
protection and business continuity for events such as the
mayoral elections, the Royal Jubilee celebrations and the
Olympic Games. The authority worked with local storage
integrator Cristie Data to deploy the RecoverTrac tool
and FalconStor NSS, along with Nexsan storage, to give the
organization storage virtualization, data replication and
automated disaster recovery capabilities. With 60 terabytes
of data and the eyes of the world focused on the city, GLA
data is now replicated to an off-site data center and can be
automatically recovered in the event of an IT disaster.
"Prior to the 2008 mayoral elections, a water main burst near
City Hall and our power went out. Had it stayed out for much
longer, it would have taken us three days to recover our
data," said David Munn, head of GLA information technology.
"We could not risk something like that during the London
Games or any other major event happening in 2012.
FalconStor's storage management and replication technology
ensures that we can keep mission-critical data available,
regardless of any disaster."
The GLA estimates it will gain a full payback on its disaster
recovery investment in four years. The organization now has
quick recovery during data center outages, an 80 percent
reduction in energy consumption and a storage solution
capable of accommodating continued data growth.
"We've given the GLA an infrastructure that's much
easier to use and has more flexibility, replacing the
previous expensive and slow backup solution of saving data to
magnetic tape," said Ryan Smith, sales director at Cristie
Data. "GLA's enterprise-capacity license means it can add
more storage and data on demand, accommodating future needs
without any business disruption."
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader
in disk-based data protection. The company's mission is to
transform traditional backup and disaster recovery (DR) into
next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon
an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions
backup, continuous data
replication and disaster recovery
automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a
worldwide network of partners, including solution providers,
top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of
customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100
enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions.
FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and
offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For
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