Arup Inks Copan Deal

Arup signs European email backup and recovery deal with Copan Systems

October 8, 2008

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CHERTSEY, U.K. -- Arup, the global design, engineering and planning firm and creative force behind many of the world's most innovative projects and structures such as the Beijing Olympic Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Sydney Opera House, today announced that it has selected COPAN Systems to backup its entire European email messaging infrastructure.

Having recently consolidated its email system in Europe from over 20 dispersed systems to just two central repositories, Arup faced a significant backup challenge that its legacy tape storage infrastructure could no longer scale to cope with. In order to protect its email, Arup has selected a high-availability COPAN Systems 300T Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with built-in SIR de-duplication.

COPAN Systems Enterprise MAID platform is fundamentally different from transactional storage arrays, in that it is purpose-built for persistent data. It also uses ultra-dense disk configurations enhanced using MAID technology. COPAN powers off disks that have no outstanding IO requests, thus reducing power consumption by around 85%.

Steven Capper, Associate Director & Europe Region IT Leader, Arup says: “Data backup and recovery is mission-critical for our business. Having experienced a number of tape restore failures in the past, we knew we needed to troubleshoot the problem by selecting a flexible, dense and scalable storage platform with a high density footprint and low power consumption. COPAN Systems came to us with a unique proposition – the capacity, density and power metrics of a traditional tape silo with the performance, data integrity and ease of access of a disk array. This gives us a higher quality of service than we previously had so when it came to the decision, it was no contest!”

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