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Asigra Powers Football Club

TORONTO -- AsigraT, the technology leader in agentless backup and recovery software for service providers targeting the growing managed storage services market, today announced that Backup Technology, a leading UK disaster recovery provider, is providing Liverpool FC with Asigra's agentless distributed backup and recovery software, Televaulting.

Liverpool FC needed to protect its data to ensure that if lost, the data could be quickly restored so that the daily running of the club would not be impacted.

Backup Technology currently protects critical business data across Liverpool FC's three main sites: the main stadium (Anfield), and the two training grounds (Melwood and the Academy), which are geographically dispersed. The backup also includes data generated by the online ticketing information and the club shop (where point-of-sale data is generated), all emails from every office location, as well as desktops and laptops of key members of staff.

Liverpool FC was previously using legacy tape-based backup and disaster recovery (DR). Switching to disk-to-disk from tape was essential for Liverpool FC to increase the speed of the backup and recovery, as well as to guarantee a 100% success rate in retrieving lost data. With tape backup every time a backup of the i-Series based ticketing system was carried out, the entire system had to be closed down, limiting backups to once a day only. Now, Backup Technology carries out a backup for Liverpool FC on an hourly basis without interruptions to the system, even during peak periods.

"The Backup Technology online service has eliminated the ongoing hidden costs and wasted man hours we were experiencing with tape backup, such as buying new tapes, switching tapes, and transferring tapes to and from the storage depot. Our IT staff are now freed up to concentrate on developing new technologies to increase the productivity of the business," commented Ken Webster, IT Manager of Liverpool FC. "With the Asigra software we are now protecting all our emails as well as the data from our laptop users, when they are on the move. This provides peace of mind for both the commercial and corporate sides of our business."

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