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"I was very uncomfortable about our ability to do disaster recovery," Graham recalls. Case in point, it once took the staff three days to recover a Microsoft Exchange server.
Since then, Cooper has contracted with IPR International, Conshohocken, PA, for its DataGuardian backup service. DataGuardian runs on 62 servers, for a total of about 1.2TB of data per month--"a relatively small amount of data," Graham admits, "but hugely critical to the organization."
IPR's service met Graham's requirements for redundancy, reliability, security and scalability, but she also liked its easy-to-use administration tool, and that it does not require server-side agents. As for Graham, her backup-induced anxiety is cured. "It's not a pressure point for me anymore," she reports.
This was first published in June 2004