Virgin.net chooses Quadratec for enterprise backup and restore Thursday 9 August 2001 PDF Print Leading UK ISP & entertainment and leisure Web site selects Time Navigator software to protect data assets London, 9th August, 2001 - Quadratec, one of the world's leading providers of backup and restore software for heterogeneous environments, today announced that Virgin.net, the UK's number one entertainment & leisure Web site and Internet Service Provider (ISP) has adopted Quadratec's Time Navigator software for enterprise data protection. Quadratec's Time Navigator backup and restore solution is now being used to protect and preserve Virgin.net's enterprise data assets at the company's Leicester Square (London) headquarters. Storage networks impacted by the company's decision to adopt Quadratec Time Navigator include Virgin.net's content management, data warehouse, CRM, Oracle databases, and Java application server systems distributed across three UK locations in Surrey and Central London. These enterprise systems support Virgin.net's corporate operations centre, which drives, manages, designs, and markets the immensely popular UK entertainment & leisure portal. The Virgin.Net Web site currently receives 1.5 million users and over 20 million page impressions monthly. MEETING DATA CENTRE REQUIREMENTS Virgin.net officials point to broad multi-platform support, centralised management, and compatibility with virtually all popular storage architectures, network protocols, and security models as reasons for their selection of Quadratec's Time Navigator over other leading enterprise backup packages. "We are Solaris focused, but also use Microsoft and Linux platforms where they make sense," says Daniel Hulsmann, director of development and production at Virgin.net, in London. "Cross-platform support was important. We also wanted to collate our data centrally, and keep it secure." Virgin.net officials also cite Time Navigator's graphical user interface, visual file versioning, and redundant delta cataloguing as key advantages of Quadratec's offering versus other leading backup software vendors. "Being able to see all versions of a backed-up file or folder over a period of time is a fantastic feature," Hulsmann says. "It makes restoring very quick and straightforward. And the cataloguing function makes it very easy to find and restore the data you're after." PROTECTING MODERN STORAGE NETWORKS Quadratec's Time Navigator 3.5 software is now being used by Virgin.net to maintain an operational availability level of 99.99%, with a maximum allowable downtime window of 4 hours, excluding system boot time. Backup data is sent to large third-party tape array with several hundred server tapes fed into it, cycled on a regular basis with a remote off-site facility. Total storage capacity in use is 500G (half a terabyte), with 160G in "modified" data being backed up daily. "We are delighted that Virgin.net has chosen Quadratec," says Manuel Michel-Tur, director of business development, Quadratec. "This is another confirmation that Time Navigator perfectly meets the needs of leading Internet services providers providing state-of-the-art backup and restore capabilities to ensure maximum data availability for their customers." About Time Navigator Quadratec's award-winning Time Navigator is an enterprise-class backup, restore, and archive management software designed to meet the needs of enterprise IT professionals managing heterogeneous environments. High scalability for virtually all backup architectures including NAS, SAN and SAN over IP, makes Time Navigator the preferred solution for data-intensive industries such as xSPs, Communications and Financial Services. The product is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, UNIX and Linux platforms, and is compatible with most automated libraries. About Quadratec Dually headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Paris, France, privately-held Quadratec is one of the world's leading global providers of enterprise storage 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, enterprise communications, and financial services. Time Navigator is sold through a worldwide network of VARs, resellers, OEM certified partners, and direct sales offices. More than 700 customers worldwide now rely on Quadratec Time Navigator for the protection and availability of data in heterogeneous enterprise IT environments. For more information, please visit Quadratec's web site at http://www.Quadratec-Software.com NOTE: Quadratec, the Quadratec logo, and Time Navigator are registered trademarks of Quadratec S.A. All other trademarks are property of their respective trademark holders. Press Contacts for Quadratec: Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey Eclat MARKETING Tel: 0118 989 5600 E-mail: Chris@eclat.co.uk Nicola@eclat.co.uk About Virgin.net Virgin.net is the UK's No.1 entertainment and leisure service online, delivering fifteen UK-specific entertainment and leisure content channels, an online shopping service with Virgin.net Recommends, global and site Internet search and Internet access. http://www.virgin.net Press contacts for Virgin.net Karin Jones PR Manager Tel: 0207 664-6069 email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.