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.
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
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
Its shareholders: TF1 (25%), M6 (25%), Suez (25%) France Television
Entreprises (25% - France Telecom 66% and France Television 34%).
TPS Press Contact:
Phone: 01 41 33 27 58
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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. All other trademarks are property of their respective
For more information, please visit Quadratec's web site at
Press Contacts for Quadratec:
Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey
Tel: 0118 989 5600
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