BakBone Used by Cancer Research UK

BakBone NetVault: Backup proves invaluable for Cancer Research UK

March 12, 2008

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SAN DIEGO -- BakBone Software (Pink Sheets:BKBO), the leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today announced that Cancer Research UK has dramatically improved storage administration and data protection levels by consolidating 40TB of data with BakBone’s NetVault®: Backup. Employing more than 4,250 scientists, doctors and nurses throughout the UK, this is the world's leading independent organization dedicated to cancer research. Cancer Research UK relies on BakBone to backup two storage area networks (SANs) and several Mac and Linux servers at its Cambridge and London facilities.

The Cancer Research UK data storage infrastructure includes two Apple XSANs, one located at the Cambridge Research Institute and the other at the London Research Institute, both backed up to tape libraries across an optical fibre. These SANs are used predominantly by Mac users for storing scientific research data, including large volumes of AVI and MPG files, which are served to users via Gigabit Ethernet connections from Mac Xserves servers acting as SAN clients.

“With so much data to manage and protect 24/7, ease of use is of paramount importance for us both in terms of configuration and day-to-day administration. BakBone’s reporting tools and policy management have been highly effective in helping us achieve this,” said William Harris, technical solutions architect, Cancer Research UK. “BakBone NetVault: Backup has allowed us to consolidate our data protection strategy, saving us man hours, increasing data protection and giving us piece of mind. It has been invaluable.”

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