Satellite TV leader picks Time Navigator for data availability Monday 9 July 2001 PDF Print Nearly 3 Terrabytes of strategic data protected at TPS London, 9th July, 2001 - Quadratec today announced that TPS, a leading satellite television company, currently counting more than one million subscribers, has chosen the Time Navigator solution to ensure the security and availability of its strategic business data. TPS selected Quadratec's award winning backup and restore solution to set up a powerful, high-performance and reliable data storage system in an effort to respond to the success encountered and support its strong business growth. "Our decision for a backup solution naturally turned to Time Navigator software. It meets the very stringent requirements of the media industry which TPS is part of: 24/7 IT operations, significant volumes of data to back up and maximum availability of commercial and strategic information," declared Philippe Cassan, Systems Manager at TPS. The many services TPS provides to its subscribers require making the availability of commercial information contained in the Oracle databases an imperative must. Each customer can at any time of day or night change their subscription using Interactive Television, and subscribe to a new option either using the decoder or by telephone via TPS's Call and Telephone Processing Centre, directly or through its Interactive Voice Server. These databases are protected using Time Navigator's hot backup feature as TPS can neither stop them nor slow down their performance. Time Navigator allows the backup and restoration of this heterogeneous architecture (commercial information on subscription management hosted on NT and Unix platforms). This crucial information hosted in several Oracle 8i databases is backed up hot by Time Navigator eliminating database downtime or network performance slowdown for users. The storage infrastructure includes Compaq T64 5.0A ES40 servers and a Compaq TL895 library equipped with five DLT drives. The system is connected by an Ethernet Gigabit network and managed by Time Navigator. TPS manages large volumes of strategic data: commercial information, contract histories, customer relations, etc. The data protected by Time Navigator represents a total volume of about 3 terabytes. Satisfied with this architecture, TPS plans to replicate it for its workgroup applications (office tools, e-mail, distributor and equipment management, accounting, human resources) and for management and interactive services (weather, programming guide, TV mail) under NT, representing 150 new Compaq ProLiant servers to backup. About TPS TPS (La Télévision Par Satellite) broadcasts an offering of 140 channels in digital quality with, on an exclusive basis, all national channels in digital TV, 5 movie channels, 400 football matches per year, 242 of which in French Division 1 and all other sports, over 30 theme channels, a selection of 18 optional channels, 76 channels from around the world, 7 pay-per-view channels, 32 permanent interactive services and 45 radio stations available in "CD" quality sound. TPS also develops and supplies interactive channels and services. TPS headquarters are located in Issy-les-Moulineaux (92) and today counts 800 employees. TPS has a Call and Telephone Processing Centre employing 350 customer agents managing customer relations and contract-related information. Its shareholders: TF1 (25%), M6 (25%), Suez (25%) France Television Entreprises (25% - France Telecom 66% and France Television 34%). TPS Press Contact: Valérie Gilles-Alexia. Phone: 01 41 33 27 58 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org About Quadratec Dually headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Paris, France, privately held Quadratec is a leading provider of backup and recovery software applications. Founded in 1992, Quadratec designs, develops and markets the award-winning Time Navigator® software. The company focuses on providing scalable backup and recovery solutions to data-intensive industries such as XSPs, Communications and Financial Services. Time Navigator is sold through a worldwide network of VARs, resellers, OEM certified partners and direct sales offices. The product is available on Windows NT/2000, Unix, Linux platforms, and is compatible with most automated libraries on the data storage market. More than 700 customers worldwide already rely on Time Navigator for the protection and availability of data in heterogeneous IT environments. Quadratec, the Quadratec logo, and Time Navigator are registered trademarks of Quadratec S.A. 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