March 26, 2009 04:00 ET

GMTV Chooses Databarracks to Protect Their Data

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - Since their launch in 1993, GMTV have been the choice to wake up to for nearly a third of the UK's population; that's 19 million viewers each month.

GMTV broadcast from 6:00am to 09:25am daily and entertain the nation with a lively mix of news, views and entertainment including Children's programming on multiple platforms.

Behind the camera, however, GMTV are a broadcaster that embraces the best technology. The intense broadcast schedule is the public face of an organisation which relies on its IT infrastructure to deliver the systems required to ensure that the show always goes on.

Like any large corporation GMTV rely on the availability of their IT systems from email, accounts, advertising, marketing and sales; GMTV have terabytes of information across a complex high availability IT infrastructure to deliver IT services to its employees.

Peter Russell, the Head of Technologies at GMTV commented: "The online backup solution Databarracks proposed to our brief covered all of our requirements in regards to data retrieval and Archive. It has proved a one stop shop for GMTV with the level of support we would expect and a trouble free installation. In these times of ever tighter budgets, the quality of service we have for the outlay is of a very high standard."

Databarracks implemented a fully managed online backup service to GMTV using Asigra based software backing up to Databarracks' tier 4 data centre in Kent. GMTV required an onsite backup of their data to ensure that any server failures could be dealt with immediately and to the fastest possible recovery time objectives (RTO), but also want the reassurance that data was held automatically and immediately offsite for recovery in the event of a major disaster affecting their main site.

Databarracks manage the entire process for GMTV from the implementation and configuration of the hardware and software required to run the service, training of key GMTV IT personnel through to the daily management and reporting of backups to GMTV. This means that GMTV's staff have more time to focus on the job of entertaining the nation.

Managing Director of Databarracks, Peter Groucutt said "We are really pleased to add GMTV to our customer base. To be chosen to partner with a national institution such as GMTV and provide security to their IT operations is a thrill to the entire team here at Databarracks."

Databarracks are the UK's leading provider of managed backup and disaster recovery services. Based in London they service over 1,500 enterprise customers from all over the world.

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