The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from Business Wire

EVault Chosen by Desert Schools Federal Credit Union to Replace Tape Backup

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>EVault Plug-n-Protect Appliances Protect Business-Critical Financial Data;</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <i>Reduce Backup Times by More Than 90 Percent</i> </p>

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

EVault Chosen by Desert Schools Federal Credit Union to Replace Tape Backup08:00 EDT Tuesday, May 10, 2011 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- i365 Inc, A Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced that Phoenix-based Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, a top 30 U.S. credit union, replaced its former tape backup system with EVault Plug-n-Protect backup and recovery appliances via solution provider 3RP. Desert Schools chose EVault over other backup and recovery options after determining that the credit union could no longer achieve its Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) using tape backup and was at risk of failing to meet compliance requirements set forth by the National Credit Union Association. The credit union also sought a vendor capable of bare metal restores and native encryption capabilities, which had previously been outsourced to a third party. EVault Plug-n-Protect appliances offered simple to use and established alternatives to tape backup. Desert Schools has seen measurable results since implementing EVault solutions, with backup times decreasing across the board and improved IT department efficiency. The company's file system backup, which formerly took 17 hours, now takes about 3.5 hours; the core banking application data, which previously took 37 hours to back up, now takes only three hours. The reduction in backup times has freed up the IT department's time by more than 25 hours a month, and EVault services have significantly lowered costs associated with backups and restores. “To comply with increasing regulatory requirements, ensure business continuity in the event of disaster, and make sure IT teams are as efficient as possible, the EVault solution was our first choice,” says Gary Laieski, CIO, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. “EVault now eases backup administration, eliminates tape backup rotations, and enables IT personnel to focus on other areas that impact business performance.” Desert Schools serves three of Arizona's largest counties and has 392 servers running VMware, Windows and IBM i operating systems, as well as a variety of other financial applications working concurrently. Prior to adopting EVault, the credit union was reliant on tape backup and third party encryption technologies to cover nearly 12TB of confidential financial data. The credit union's prior tape solution ultimately failed to meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), leaving critical data at risk and Desert Schools potentially unprepared for compliance audits. 3RP recommended i365's EVault Plug-n-Protect appliance as a way for Desert Schools to manage and replicate data both locally and securely via the EVault Cloud while also meeting Desert Schools' RTO. When compared against similar market offerings, 3RP'S Solutions Architect, Scott Mellegaard, found that EVault offered a more comprehensive model that matched Desert Schools' backup needs. “We knew EVault was the best choice for Desert Schools, offering total reliability for data backup, native deduplication, AES encryption, delta-level replication, and bare metal recovery for all applications,” said Mellegaard. About Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Desert Schools is Arizona's largest credit union with $3 billion in assets, 370,000 members and more than 50 locations. As a not-for-profit cooperative, Desert Schools has been serving members for more than 70 years with stellar service, innovative products, community outreach and education. Learn more at About 3RP 3RP is a business and technology solutions company that offers professional services, managed services, functional support and implementation services around Oracle applications and technologies. 3RP has validated expertise to help clients improve end user experience and organizational productivity. 3RP also provides infrastructure optimization solutions that enable enterprise application platforms to perform better. These offerings include WAN/LAN performance, storage configuration, backup and archiving processes and disaster recovery response. 3RP delivers optimal deployment and integration providing a scalable framework for our clients to implement business and technology solutions to achieve higher levels of business performance. Learn more at About i365, A Seagate Company i365, a Seagate Company, provides EVault on-premise, Cloud-Connected, and edge data protection solutions, often deployed in combination as Cloud-Connected “hybrids,” to help small to mid-size organizations protect and access their business data — anytime, anywhere. Through a uniquely integrated ecosystem of storage software, SaaS, managed services and appliances, i365 helps its customers meet the challenges of maintaining business continuity in multi-platform, multi-site environments. i365's data protection, disaster recovery and other solutions are optimized to perform in a distributed environment, supported by a secure, reliable cloud storage infrastructure, and backed by the highest quality customer service. i365's solutions are sold through a broad value-added reseller network, and power the products and services of managed service providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and other technology partners for more than 32,000 customers worldwide. Follow i365 on Twitter at, subscribe to the i365 blog at and like EVault on Facebook at Copyright © 2011 i365 Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. i365 and EVault are registered trademarks of i365 Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. LaunchSquadRachel Levine or Greer Karlis,