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Actifio/NaviSite/OSHEAN – Disaster Recovery Puzzle Completed at Bryant University

Posted By Linsey J. Morse, Friday, March 14, 2014

"Actifio had a whole new way of doing things, it was designed from the ground up for the virtual environment." 

Business continuity, data replication, security and disaster recovery can be complex topics.  In our fast paced world of technology innovation our OSHEAN members can be faced with costly investments and challenging technical implementations.  To that end, Bryant University has recently implemented a highly innovative approach utilizing Actifio’s Copy Data Storage solution over OSHEAN’s Beacon 2.0 fiber network to NaviSite, OSHEAN’s cloud partner.
Rich Siedzik is Bryant University’s director of computer and telecommunications.  After examining the progression of Bryant’s data center, compute, storage, systems and servers, he noticed that the university’s backup architecture was stagnant.

“We started looking around, and we found a company called Actifio,” said Siedzik, “Actifio had a whole new way of doing things, it was designed from the ground up for the virtual environment.”

Siedzik called Actifio the “complete solution”.  Previously the process of backing up data would go through many point solutions.  Now with Actifio, components such as, snapshots, disaster recovery, business continuity, data migration, and many other critical functions are all under one umbrella.

"Operating the Actifio solution from NaviSite enables institutions like Bryant University to efficiently and effectively replicate data to offsite storage for disaster recovery purposes” said Jonathan Domen, OSHEAN’s Senior Network Architect.  “Utilizing the OSHEAN Beacon 2.0 Network allows this connection to occur securely with high performance and reliability in a virtual private network setting.

With this new solution, Bryant has modernized their backup architecture with reduced complexity, increased security, increased operational efficiency and overall cost containment.

Tags:  actifio  broadband rhode island  Bryant University  navisite 

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