SOURCE: AppAssure Software

AppAssure Software

August 18, 2009 14:35 ET

Whalen Furniture Speeds Application Backup and Restore With Replay

Disk-Based Application Protection Improves Overall System Performance

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Whalen Furniture, a global furniture manufacturer and distributor based in California, relies on Replay, application protection software from AppAssure, to ensure constant access to business-critical applications.

Ivan Breit, Systems Administrator at Whalen Furniture, was backing up data to tape but realized that any data restoration process would require days of work. He'd need to retrieve tapes, rebuild servers, reinstall software, and then figure out how much data had been lost in the time between the last backup and full restore. That wasn't the only problem.

Ivan demoed Replay and decided to implement the application backup and disaster recovery solution on 15 servers that run Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, the Whalen Furniture website, the warehouse management system, and other business applications. Not only does Ivan know that application recovery will be fast, his backup processes are no longer degrading system performance. Replay's ability to quickly restore data and applications is giving Ivan real peace of mind.

Replay:

-- Eliminates the backup window

-- Creates point-in-time images continuously

-- Reduces server down-time dramatically

-- Allows users to access applications (including e-mail) during a live recovery

-- Reduces disk space by 70% with built-in data de-dupe and compression

-- Eliminates tape and tape infrastructure

-- Allows for recovery of messages, files, databases, storage groups or the entire server from bare-metal in just a few clicks

Supporting Quotes:

Ivan Breit, Systems Administrator, Whalen Furniture --

--  "With the sheer number of orders we handle every day and clients that
    demand steady access to our systems, we need fast backup and restore
    processes."
    
--  "I just have to log in to see that Replay is working. There's no
    noticeable performance hit when backups are running. By eliminating those
    long daily backups, Replay has actually improved system performance."
    
--  "Now we do backups of data and the entire application every 15
    minutes. With Replay you can get in an insane number of backups if you need
    to. In 24 hours I get 96 backups of SQL Server and I can restore the whole
    systems to a virtual or physical server in minutes."
    
--  "It's extremely easy to implement Replay. You take the server down,
    set preferences and install the software. That takes about 10 minutes. Once
    that's done, Replay immediately starts making application backups."
    
--  "I like to sleep at night. I know that if we do ever lose important
    data or have to recover from a system crash or disaster, we'll be back up
    in a reasonable time. I haven't found anything else like Replay."
    

About AppAssure Software

AppAssure Software is a provider of innovative backup and disaster recovery software purpose-built for Windows applications. Designed to protect the applications, not just the data, AppAssure solutions deliver high-value features for reliable data protection that is corruption-free. As a result, IT administrators can have the confidence that their Windows applications are completely protected and easily recoverable in the event of data loss or disaster. AppAssure's flagship product, Replay is an application-aware, disk-based imaging solution that automatically and continuously images your entire Windows application server delivering accelerated application backups and disaster recovery for Windows servers in minutes. Download a trial version now!