SOURCE: Storactive

August 03, 2005 08:00 ET

Wilson Medical Center Chooses Storactive's CDP Technology for Fast Recoveries of Exchange Data

Storactive LiveServ™ for Exchange Integrates Seamlessly Into Medical Center's Existing Enterprise Infrastructure and Complements Their Tape Backup Solution

MARINA DEL REY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2005 -- Storactive® Inc., the leader in continuous data protection (CDP) technology, today announced that Wilson Medical Center relies on Storactive LiveServ for Exchange software to protect their mission-critical email data and to help meet HIPAA regulations. Wilson Medical Center provides comprehensive medical services to thousands of patients from communities within a five-county area in North Carolina. Wilson's employees rely heavily on email communication at the main campus and at the off-site facilities. Their old method of using a scheduled backup system for day-to-day recoveries of message-level Exchange data was time-consuming and disruptive, forcing the Exchange servers off-line for recoveries. Wilson Medical turned to Storactive's CDP technology because it complements their existing tape backup solution, integrates easily into their enterprise and provides fast, message-level recoveries.

Wilson Medical runs Storactive LiveServ in conjunction with VERITAS Backup Exec for complete protection of their valuable Exchange data. LiveServ is Wilson's primary Exchange backup solution used on a day-to-day basis for immediate data recoveries and any Exchange data-related problems; to protect Exchange data in the event of a disaster, Wilson uses Backup Exec to create tape backups of Exchange which are stored off-site. Before implementing LiveServ, Wilson's IT department struggled with the day-to-day backups and recoveries of their Exchange data. Backup windows were too long and data recoveries were laborious, taking an average of five hours per single email message. With LiveServ, Wilson's IT department has eliminated daily backup windows and can recover a lost email in one to two minutes while keeping the Exchange servers online.

"Ease-of-use and arbitrary point-in-time recoveries were two of our requirements when choosing a product, but we also needed a solution that could plug into our existing infrastructure," said Shawn O'Brien, Network Analyst at Wilson Medical Center. "LiveServ runs quietly in the background and we don't touch it unless we need to do a restore. The less time and support we have to provide to backing up and recovering email, the more time we can devote to other projects."

"Continuous data protection is exceptionally well-suited to the backup and recovery demands of Exchange and can significantly augment an organization's data protection model. We believe that embracing new technologies like CDP should be non-disruptive to an organization's existing procedures, and we designed LiveServ with that in mind," said Brian Olson, chief technology officer at Storactive.

LiveServ protects Exchange data at the brick-level. While the Exchange server is running, the administrator can easily recover an email, a contact, a calendar item or an entire mailbox. LiveServ continuously backs up data, which allows administrators to roll back to any previous point in time and provide zero data loss for their end-users. LiveServ's flexible design handles a range of recovery scenarios, from Exchange database corruption or device failures, to the most routine recovery of a lost email and can also act as a second line of defense in the event of a virus attack. LiveServ is an enterprise-class solution that integrates into existing backup infrastructures, thus providing organizations the benefit of preserving their investments in tape backup systems.

About Wilson Medical Center

Wilson Medical Center is committed to improving the health of our community. Our 317-bed facility provides comprehensive services to more than 7,793 inpatients and 164,605 outpatients annually from communities within a five-county area. Our commitment to high-quality healthcare is strong. We bring new and innovative programs to those who matter the most -- our community. Whether you're a patient or an employee, from the minute you walk through our doors, you'll know we're by your side. The camaraderie of healthcare professionals working together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, the latest technology to provide you with the best possible care, and a commitment to remain true to our local ties and heritage.

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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