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NEC Scores High Grade

SANTA CLARA, Cailf. -- NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions, today announced that Anderson Center for Autism, one of the nations oldest and most respected non-profit schools, has purchased NEC HYDRAstor™ HS8 grid storage to address its storage backup and archive challenges. Anderson Center for Autism has deployed NEC HYDRAstor to upgrade the school’s backup environment and create an archiving solution on a single platform.

Backing up, archiving, accessing, and protecting data was previously a nightmare for Anderson Center for Autism. Their backup solution was antiquated with white box servers, tape drives, and thousands of tapes that were time consuming and unreliable. In addition, Anderson Center for Autism has nearly a million paper documents in boxes stored in trailers and basements. Meeting compliance requirements often meant employees had to trudge through snow drifts or encounter rats’ nests while physically digging through mountains of critical data to retrieve documents.

Further compounding the architectural issues of their previous backup and archive solution, Anderson Center for Autism had entered a period of high growth that continues today with plans to expand services, facilities and housing to meet accelerating customer needs.

“It was critical that we find a backup and archive storage solution that not only addressed today’s problems, but would be able to address the needs of our rapidly growing organization as well,” said Gregg Paulk, director of Information Technologies for Anderson Center for Autism. “We wanted a solution that was cost effective, highly reliable, fast and efficient. And, we wanted de-duplication. HYDRAstor met all of these needs.”

NEC Corp.