WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- ExaGrid Systems, Inc.,
(www.exagrid.com) the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data de-duplication, today announced that international law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has selected the ExaGrid system to simplify its backup processes and reduce its backup window.
Based in Boston, Mintz Levin is a law firm of more than 450 attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries. The firm chose ExaGrid to protect its critical systems and data, including its MicrosoftR Exchange Server, document management system and its litigation support software.
Prior to choosing ExaGrid, the firm was protecting its data by performing nightly incremental backups using tape in its Boston office.
Full backups were run on the weekends using nearly 50 tapes, and due to data growth, the weekend backups were often extending into the week.
After installing ExaGrid, Mintz Levin's backup window has been greatly reduced. The firm's full backups had been running for three full days per week, and have been reduced to 12 - 15 hours. Nightly incremental backups have been reduced from six hours to less than one hour.
"Our restores are now extremely fast. Before we installed the ExaGrid system, we had to scour tapes to find the particular file we needed.
Some of the restore jobs would drag on for hours, if not a whole day,"
said Paul Kohan, IS manager, systems group for Mintz Levin. "With ExaGrid, we're able to get restores done in minutes. It's a much better use of our staff resources. That's reassuring to the end users and reflects well on the IS department."