Scholastic Chooses Servergraph/TSM® for Reliable Backups

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Servergraph and More Group Inc. deliver solid ROI.

Servergraph announced today that Scholastic, Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, has chosen Servergraph/TSM® to dramatically improve data backup reliability. Servergraph has joined forces with More Group Inc. to bring automated management and improved reliability to Scholastic’s Tivoli Storage Manager data backup environment.

Servergraph/TSM® is agentless reporting and analysis software that pays for itself in three to six months, according to Don Becker, vice president of sales for Servergraph. “Servergraph/TSM® spots trends well in advance before problems occur, allowing users to take action and realign system resources,” said Becker. “Successful enterprise backup requires the correct operation of networks, storage servers, disk arrays, tape libraries, and human intervention. Servergraph/TSM® helps our customers manage the entire system proactively to achieve 100 percent backup success.”

More Group Inc. has become the latest reseller of Servergraph products and services. More Group Inc. provides storage integration solutions that include backup and recovery, data management, tape management services, media sales and maintenance support contracts to companies in North America.

“We view Servergraph/TSM® as a unique value-add that we can bring to our customers,” said Russell Neale, vice president of business development at More Group Inc. The information provided by this tool “allows us to advise our customers on how to align resources to get the most value of the hardware and software that they have today, and what to purchase well in advance of when they will need it,” he said.

Scholastic, Inc. recently benefited from the partnership of More Group Inc. and Servergraph. “We needed a product to help us manage our TSM environment and we were advised by More Group to evaluate Servergraph/TSM®,“ said John Kitchens, manager of computer operations and product control for Scholastic.

“Servergraph/TSM® immediately saved us time and hardware resources,” said Kitchens. “In addition to reporting, alerts, and rapid problem isolation, we now have an automatic system that notifies us of issues before they become a problem. We highly recommend Servergraph/TSM® to others who want to improve their TSM environment."

Servergraph/TSM®

Servergraph/TSM® delivers powerful features for storage administrators and operators to boost productivity and overall reliability. Servergraph/TSM® is based on agentless technology – it does not require deployment of client software. Servergraph/TSM® contains critical features for managing backup environments that allows administrators to:

•    Find missed backups

•    Prevent missed backups

•    Predict outages in advance

•    Spot performance bottlenecks

•    Rapidly tune TSM servers

•    Find storage abusers

•    Share administrator knowledge

•    Charge for storage use

Servergraph/TSM® is available now on AIX, Solaris, Linux, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows 2003 Server operating systems.

About Servergraph

Founded in 1999, Austin, Texas-based Servergraph develops highly scalable storage and data management tools for enterprise storage environments. Servergraph is located at 1717 W. Sixth Street, Suite 234, Austin, TX 78703. For more information, please call +1 (512) 482-6137 or visit Servergraph on the Web at http://www.servergraph.com.

About More Group Inc.

More Group Inc. is a leading storage management integrator offering a range of solutions and services to store and protect your valuable information. Our team of storage integration professionals brings decades of combined experience in designing, deploying, and supporting scalable storage solutions to meet all of our customers' needs. More Group Inc. works with customers from a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, and higher education. More Group Inc. is headquartered in Middleboro, Mass. For more information, visit More Group Inc. on the Web at http://www.moregroupinc.com or call 800-952-3215.

About Scholastic, Inc.

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries, and television networks; and on the Web at http://www.scholastic.com.

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