SOURCE: Revinetix

May 12, 2008 10:00 ET

Juan Diego Catholic High School Replaces Tape Archive With Revinetix Data Storage Disk Solution to Backup Its Mac Network

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - To streamline its data storage process for its more than 455 networked Apple Mac computers, Juan Diego Catholic High School has replaced its tape backup system with a RAID hard drive backup system from Revinetix (www.revinetix.com), a turnkey data backup and recovery systems provider.

"We've anticipated the growing demand for backup solutions that address the unique needs of Mac computer systems," said Revinetix president and CEO Thomas Hogan. "The Revinetix product is designed to support Mac systems, and works very well in this particular application. We're actively developing new technologies that serve evolving Apple Mac data protection requirements."

Prior to switching to the RAID pure disk-based system, Juan Diego High School had purchased an $8,000 hybrid disk/tape system via three vendors that proved extremely slow and oftentimes just didn't work.

"The biggest issue was that we didn't have a backup we could count on," said Jim Duane, Skaggs Catholic Center Director of Technology. "Not only did the backup take an inordinate amount of time -- it would chug all day and night to get it on tape, it would regularly stall out and the backup would not be completed."

Its new RAID disk-based system has capacity to store 1.5 terabytes of compressed data and they regularly archive 680+ gigabytes of compressed data each month. Juan Diego also purchased three off-site archive drives with 1 terabyte of storage capacity each.

"Out of the box, the storage capacity we had with the Revinetix system was much larger than what was available with tape," said Duane.

The system has been installed now for a couple of months. The time savings with the RAID hard drive, disk backup system has been tremendous. Since the switch from tape to disk, the time to complete the daily backups has been reduced by 80 percent.

"Now our backups just work," said Duane. "Since installing the Revinetix disk backup system we have had no problems. Our nightly backup that took all night -- when it did work -- now takes only two to three hours a night."

Tasks for Duane have also been significantly streamlined and simplified with the new RAID system. Backups are scheduled to run daily and the entire process is automated. Another time saver was being able to switch from needing to complete a weekly archive with the legacy tape system to now archiving on a monthly basis.

"We now have three months of solid backup on disk of all mission critical data versus a subset of that data on six weeks worth of fragile tapes," says Eric Browning, Skaggs Catholic Center Systems Administrator.

"Juan Diego's IT team has a solid vision for improving efficiency and performance at its school and we were pleased to have earned their trust to be their data storage solution partner," said Revinetix' Hogan. "We are committed to continuing to deliver products that meet the unique needs of the education sector."

About Juan Diego Catholic High School

Juan Diego Catholic High School, a 57-acre private institution located in Draper, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. Juan Diego is part of the Skaggs Catholic Center educational enterprises composed of the high school, a middle school, primary school, day care center and supporting facilities.

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.

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