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Southern Star Windows

Realising SSWindowsthat our current backup solution was outdated and still relied on tape as a primary backup target, we knew that we needed to look for a disk based backup solution that was both reliable and cost effective.

Having previously dealt with Sykes Data Storage (SDS) we were aware of their expertise in this area and approached them for a solution. SDS recommended Storage Craft's ShadowProtect and provided a demonstration on site. We were very impressed and immediately placed an order. SDS very promptly organised our licensing and provided implementation services to ensure a smooth integration into our environment.

It has been several months since the implementation and we are very happy with the solution. The ability to schedule full and incremental snapshots on a regular basis gives us great flexibility and confidence to quickly fulfil any restoration requirement should such an event occur.

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Getting Started on a Centralised Infrastructure

hds-logoThe Shire of Southern Grampians was faced with the problem of having no room for growth on its existing decentralised server infrastructure and realised a significant change needed to occur before the growth spiralled out of control.

Barras went in search of a new approach to their data management requirements. In May 2007, Barras started work on a project to centralise The Shire of Southern Grampians' storage infrastructure. He was keen to overhaul the way the council accessed, shared and used its databases in order to better support employees and residents.

Barras first involved a specialist storage partner to assist the council with the selection process. Sykes Data Storage (SDS), a Hitachi TrueNorth Channel Partner, was involved based on their expertise and spe- cialisation within the storage backup and recovery arena, as well as their thorough knowledge of the local government IT department requirements. SDS focuses on functionality versus cost and a high level of support and delivery services. This provided The Shire of Southern Grampians peace of mind in knowing they were being delivered a long term solution.

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