SOURCE: Storactive

August 17, 2005 08:00 ET

Defense Acquisition University Chooses Storactive LiveBackup® to Safeguard Its Desktop and Laptop Data

University Identifies LiveBackup's Transparent CDP Technology as Key Differentiator Among Competitive Backup Solutions

MARINA DEL REY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 17, 2005 -- Storactive® Inc., the leader in continuous data protection (CDP) technology, today announced that the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) enjoys continued success with Storactive LiveBackup. For over a year, DAU has been protecting their Windows desktops and laptops with Storactive's award-winning LiveBackup software. DAU, a corporate university for the Department of Defense, coordinates learning programs for nearly 134,000 DoD Acquisition, Technology and Logistics employees in 13 career fields. The university sponsors curriculum and instructor training to provide a full range of basic, intermediate, advanced, and assignment-specific courses for certification. LiveBackup is deployed across the DAU network which is based out of the main campus in Fort Belvoir, Virginia and extends to remote campuses including Port Hueneme, Calif; Los Angeles, Calif.; San Diego, Calif; Kettering, Ohio; Huntsville, Ala.; California, Md and Norfolk, Va. Backups are performed automatically and continuously and require no effort from the end-user.

LiveBackup represents a major advance in data protection for DAU. Prior to LiveBackup, DAU relied unsuccessfully on their end-users to backup documents to the file server. File server disk space is expensive and DAU employees rarely remembered to do the backups; even when users did move files to the server, the most current version resided on users' desktops and laptops. Now that DAU has shifted away from using file server space for backups, all client data, including 20-year old reference materials, are automatically saved regardless of the date.

A series of hard drive failures and lost data prompted DAU to seek out a system for managing client data. Over the last few years, DAU's investment in laptops has been outpacing that of desktops; one purchase included 85 laptops for their instructors. In under a year, 45 of those 85 laptops suffered hard drive failures. Confronted with a potential six-figure data recovery bill, DAU imposed a "do not recover" policy for client hard drives and began a search for a cost-effective data protection solution. "After evaluating client backup solutions, transparency emerged as a deciding factor in choosing a product. Our employees never actually see any of the backups taking place on their machines and whether we need to recover a single document or an entire hard drive, LiveBackup quickly delivers the most recent version," said Colonel Ron Hayne, director of operations support group at Defense Acquisition University. "LiveBackup has proven its worth to us and the investment has paid off."

"With LiveBackup, DAU has been able to significantly decrease the time and money spent on client data protection, while increasing the services available to their users. DAU employees perform self-recoveries of their lost or corrupted documents by simply clicking on a taskbar icon. In the event of a hard drive failure, IT can quickly build a new system thanks to LiveBackup's bare metal recovery capabilities," said Steve Sussman, senior product manager at Storactive. "We look forward to a long relationship with DAU and are pleased to hear of their success with our CDP technology."

Storactive LiveBackup is the only client-server, real-time CDP software to deliver automatic data backup, reliable self-service file recovery and easy disaster recovery for Windows desktops and laptops. LiveBackup offers comprehensive system maintenance tools including System Rollback for rapid point-in-time recovery and bare metal restore for complete system restores from scratch. LiveBackup is in use by large enterprises including Fortune 500 companies and major federal government institutions.

About The Defense Acquisition University

DAU provides certification training, performance consulting, and continuous learning courses for military and civilian acquisition personnel within the DoD. Its mission is to provide practitioner training, career management, and services to enable the AT&L community to make smart business decisions and deliver timely and affordable capabilities to the warfighter.

About Storactive

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Marina del Rey, Calif., Storactive, Inc. is the leader in developing true continuous data protection (CDP) software for Windows PCs and Exchange Servers. The Company's flagship technology continuously backs up and manages enterprise and distributed data throughout its entire life cycle, even as changes occur. This means stored information is always current and can be recovered up to the moment of data loss. For more information about Storactive and its products, call (310) 302-7280, email or visit

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