SOURCE: Revinetix

December 13, 2007 14:05 ET

Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 Selects Revinetix Data Protection Disk2Disk2Disk Solutions to Speed Archiving and Ensure Data Access

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - To protect its student records, test scores, and other system data as well as speed the archiving process, Bonneville Joint School District No. 93, located in Idaho, recently selected Sentio™ and Volo™ backup appliances from Revinetix, a pioneer in Disk2Disk2Disk™ backup solutions. The contract with Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 was facilitated by Valcom, a Revinetix' Value-Added Reseller (VAR) with locations in Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Prior to installing a Revinetix data protection solution, Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 (www.d93.k12.id.us) used a network attached storage (NAS) device to perform weekly backups of files from its more than 50 servers. Archiving required a lot of manual intervention and was slow, taking on average an entire weekend to complete. And because of space limitations, data was stored on NAS devices offsite at various schools.

When evaluating options to replace its existing archiving system, price and technical service capability were the two key determining factors.

"We evaluated numerous companies, and very few price-comparable disk solutions could offer the ability to work with Microsoft Exchange 2007. We found everything we were looking for in Revinetix," said Lane Virgin, system administrator at Bonneville Joint School District. "As a public school district we are very conscientious and look at price point, technical service and maintenance contracts with every purchase we make. Revinetix was more than competitive in price and offered tremendous technical support."

In addition to the lower cost of entry, Bonneville Joint School District anticipates it will continue to see cost savings as the price point of hard drives continue to decrease -- an uncommon occurrence with backup tape solutions.

Revinetix' line of Sentio appliances uniquely meet the needs of organizations like Bonneville through innovative software (RevOS™) -- fully integrated with best-of-class hardware and Disk2Disk2Disk™ technology. The result is a turn-key appliance that comes installed, configured and ready for easy and seamless deployment within an existing IT infrastructure. Backups are fully automated, restores are quick and reliable, and archive drives are hot-swappable, enabling removal and offsite storage. Sentio appliances are compatible with Solaris, Linux, and Windows 2003 and 2000. Its Volo line of desktop data protection appliances installs in less than one hour in most office environments, allowing users to quickly configure, manage and implement a complete backup solution.

The Disk2Disk2Disk system also provides complete automation. The weekly task of monitoring NAS devices has been eliminated. Now, instead of the weekly backups that require manual initiation, Bonneville Joint School District is backing up its data automatically. Eliminating the manual backup initiation and "babysitting" has freed the District's staff to focus on other activities, both during the workweek and on their weekends. If necessary, Bonneville can run a bare-metal restore (BMR) within two hours.

"I can administrate from home now if needed and I sleep a little better at night knowing that if something does happen to our system, I will be able to quickly and easily recover any data that is temporarily lost. I guess it's one less thing to worry about and that is really nice," said Virgin.

"Like many public entities, Bonneville Joint School District struggled to find a backup system that improved productivity for its IT staff but that was also cost effective," said Thomas Hogan, CEO, Revinetix. "Our data archiving products are designed to meet the storage requirements for any budget and for any situation. We are pleased to have been selected by Bonneville and look forward to supporting them with all of their storage and data access goals."

Due to the improved performance Bonneville has experienced since the installation, the District plans to purchase a third appliance for offsite data storage and added disaster recovery assurance in the near future.

About Bonneville Joint School District No. 93

The Bonneville School District has the 7th largest school population in Idaho. The District has ten elementary schools, housing grades K-6 with 2 pre-school programs and 2 developmental kindergarten programs. The District has two middle schools for grades 7-8 and two high schools for grades 9-12. In addition, there is an alternative middle school and an alternative high school. The District also sponsors a school at the Behavioral Health Center and a K-8 charter school. The District also provides services for a comprehensive special education program.

About Revinetix, Inc.

Revinetix provides innovative data protection solutions that ensure continuity of business, control of critical information and confidence in recovery systems. Revinetix offers the first total disk backup and recovery solution that allows automated backup schedules for every user on the network and allows critical data to be stored safely off-site from a single appliance. For more information, customers are encouraged to contact Revinetix at 801-263-5116 or sales@revinetix.com to locate a reseller in their local area.

Note for Editors A publication quality, high-resolution photo of the Revinetix Sentio and Volo appliances are available for download at: http://sentio.revinetix.com/press/ and at http://volo.revinetix.com/press/.

Revinetix, Sentio, and Volo are trademarks of Revinetix, Inc. All others are property of their respective owners.

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