YO! Sushi

YO! Sushi

November 18, 2009 10:00 ET

Databarracks Provides YO! Sushi with a Scalable Backup Service

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2009) - YO! Sushi serves over 3 million customers each year throughout the UK and across the globe in Moscow, Dublin, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. They are one of the world's most famous Sushi brands and are the market leader in Sushi restaurants, preparing over 90 Japanese freshly inspired menu items every day.

YO! Sushi may be all about the finest quality Sushi on the market, but under the surface they are a company whose dependence on technology to deliver services to their stores and customers is second to none. YO! Sushi relies on a myriad of IT systems, from email and database servers; through to EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) and Cognos to help run their business as efficiently as possible.

YO! Sushi were reliant on a manual backup system using tapes which had to be taken offsite and stored, however this was leaving YO! Sushi exposed should a system failure have occurred over a weekend. Billy Waters, YO! Sushi's IT Manager said "With a busy IT Department, we at YO! Sushi were struggling to ensure complete and secure backups were being taken on a regular basis using tapes, particularly over the weekend when a large number of our transactions take place. As we already had considerable available bandwidth, it made sense to move to an online solution and after a successful trial Databarracks are now managing and monitoring our backups leaving us assured that we can recover any data at anytime."

Databarracks implemented an online backup solution based around the Asigra software to backup data across a variety of Windows servers including Exchange, SQL, Cognos and YO! Sushi's EPOS system which protects approximately 1.5TB of data.

Peter Groucutt, Databarracks' Managing Director was pleased to talk about the relationship. "It's great to have another iconic brand such as YO! Sushi using our services. It is very important for them to know that their backups were being fully managed and that even over the weekends, their data was being backed up in the most reliable and secure way possible. We are seeing more and more companies like YO! Sushi turning to us for managed cloud backup and virtual disaster recovery services, simply because we ensure that their businesses can be up and running quickly in the event of a major disaster. It used to be the case that businesses had to spend a lot of money to get this type of recovery plan in place but nowadays we can provide a backup and DR system for a fraction of the cost."

About YO! Sushi

Founded in 1997 by Simon Woodroffe, YO! Sushi brought the concept of a Japanese 'kaiten' sushi bar that delivered food to customers via a conveyor belt travelling 8cm per second to the masses, and became the original and most famous sushi brand in the UK. YO! Sushi was a brand new concept in dining and catapulted Londoners into the 21st century which made us the most talked about dining experience. Our customers queued around the block as we gave the capital a slice of Urban Tokyo - we even had robots serving our drinks! The experience was fun and exciting, whilst the food was revolutionary and made lovingly, as AA Gill (Sunday Times) pointed out in his review stating it was "the best sushi in London" and Fay Maschler (Evening Standard) said she had "seen the future and it is fun".

About Databarracks

Databarracks are the leading supplier of managed online backup services, VDR (Virtual Disaster Recovery), Managed Replication and secure hosting services for DR systems. Databarracks serve 1,000's of enterprise customer globally and are the industry standard for managed disaster recovery services.

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