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Overland Park Deploys Revinetix

SALT LAKE CITY -- Revinetix, a pioneer in Disk2Disk2Disk backup solutions, today announced that the City of Overland Park has installed two Revinetix Sentio backup and recovery appliances to protect Exchange, SQL, Oracle, and other network servers. The second largest city in Kansas, Overland Park operates more than 120 computer servers to sustain police, fire, public works and other city operations. The City also operates critical public safety dispatch servers for Johnson County, as well as the emergency operations center servers for the Mid-America Regional Council, the regional planning organization for Greater Kansas City.

Overland Park’s largely Windows®-based computer servers support between 1,000 and 1,300 users at any given time and host more than 15 Terabytes of data. To protect these mission-critical information systems, the City historically used Compaq® SDLT Tape Libraries and Veritas® Backup Exec™ software.

Backup Challenges

Over time, Overland Park’s tape backup tools became outdated, cumbersome and lacked the performance and storage capacity needed. Reliability, as well as administrative overhead, were also notable concerns.

“Backups were running 24 hours a day — there was no such thing as a backup window,” said Overland Park Network Administrator Randy Oehrle. “I couldn’t back everything up in a reasonable time. It was a challenge to say the least. There were so many things that could go wrong, and I was spending literally 90% of my time rotating and recataloging tapes, searching through backups.”

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