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Published: 19 Oct 2012

A mac-based backup app that also handles backup for Windows servers? Hardly your run-of-the-mill backup environment, but that's precisely what's happening at The Cimarron Group, a Hollywood, CA, advertising agency that produces content such as movie trailers, movie and celebrity Web sites, and DVD menus. This year, Cimarron replaced an older SAN storage array from Rorke Data Inc. with a new 24TB Apple Xserve RAID SAN plus Xsan clustered file-system software to house the audio/video data shared by artists and editors. The company also set out to replace the Dantz Retrospect backup software it had been using to perform its backups, says Mark Miranda, Cimarron's IT director. Cimarron looked at BakBone's NetVault, Computer Associates' BrightStor and Symantec/Veritas' NetBackup, but none of the products ever managed to complete a full backup. Cimarron's reseller eventually directed them to Atempo and its TimeNavigator suite, which has server components that run on Windows, Unix and Mac platforms. After a day spent installing the software, Cimarron engineers ... Access >>>

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