Engineers at the U.S. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), Brooks City-Base, Texas, needed a disaster recovery system for its mission-critical computing environment. They found a solution with Televaulting software from Asigra in Toronto, Ontario.
Televaulting is currently implemented at the AFCEE as a disaster recovery tool, ensuring that the 2.5 terabytes of information backed up from 34 on-site computers is available when needed. It can also recover data from the 15 workers in a San Francisco office. A staged backup to disk storage takes place at the Brooks Air Force Base data center, where it is later offloaded to tape for archiving up to 50 years.
AFCEE provides Air Force leaders with the expertise to protect U.S. environmental and installation resources. For more than two years, IT managers sought a solution that would be able to restore all server data and applications, as well as required security patches, faster than the day and a half it was currently taking them. With Asigra Televaulting, they reduced the restore window to two-and-a-half hours. For more information, see www.asigra.com.
“After 9/11, or if a hurricane or tornado comes through, and you lose your data center, what do you do?” asks Ralph Miles, network administrator at AFCEE. “Most people think of backup as a way to recover data, but more important is the ability to recover operating systems, applications and the necessary patches to bring back online all the system information.”