University of St. Thomas implements a tiered storage approach from Quantum, including Data De-duplication Technology to Cut Backup Time in Half
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St. Thomas is an independent Catholic liberal arts university with its main campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. They needed to do something to shorten their backup windows and make everything more reliable and more robust, so they began looking for solutions with more throughput and capacity.

The Quantum DXi™ appliance was interesting the way it worked like a virtual tape library, and didn't require special backup software or load agents anywhere; it just acted like a tape library, it runs like a library, and works great thought the University's IT department.

Key Benefits of Quantum DXi™ appliance are as mentioned below:

  • Reduced disk space required for backup by 90%
  • Cut time needed by backup by 50%
  • Eliminated tape from short-term backup process (still uses for longer term retention and disaster recovery)
  • Eliminated failed backup jobs
  • Reduced administrative time and cost

With the help of DXi appliance the University noticed a reduction in the time needed for the backup. The daily backup windows have been cut down from 10 hours to just five. Just as important has been the reliability and ease of administration.
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