Arcserve Data Protection Solution Reduces Backup Footprint by 82 Percent for San Mateo Credit Union

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Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) Appliance protects the virtual and physical servers of financial cooperative

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It’s incredible that with all of the machines under protection, we can protect over 25TBs of data but only store 4.5TBs on the appliance. I’m confident that even with our anticipated data growth, we will have plenty of capacity.

Arcserve, LLC, a leading provider of data protection and recovery software and services, today announced that San Mateo Credit Union (SMCU) has significantly reduced its storage footprint while protecting its server environment with Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) Appliance, the award-winning “set and forget” backup and recovery solution.

Due to the recent expansion of its member-owner base, SMCU needed a next-generation data protection solution that could protect its hybrid environment while reducing its storage requirements. In August, 2015, SCMU switched to Arcserve to leverage its cost-effective, proprietary global deduplication capabilities and high availability protection. The financial cooperative saw immediate and significant improvements in testing flexibility and storage capacity.

“We began to shop around for a new backup solution, first reaching out to a few traditional backup vendors. I found that their solutions were quite a bit more expensive than I expected, and my local IT consultant recommended I take a look at Arcserve,” says Mark Mueller, Senior Electronic Delivery Analyst at SMCU.

Following a successful trial, SMCU was able to deploy Arcserve’s UDP Appliance within two hours and is now benefiting from space and cost savings driven by an 82 percent reduction in necessary storage capacity.

“The installation process went very smoothly. In fact, I was amazed how easy it was,” said Mueller. “It’s incredible that with all of the machines under protection, we can protect over 25TBs of data but only store 4.5TBs on the appliance. I’m confident that even with our anticipated data growth, we will have plenty of capacity.”

With the UDP Appliance, SMCU can now:

  •     Configure different backup schedules for different applications, with extended retention schedules
  •     Quickly test recovery processes, including full system restores without system interruption
  •     Dramatically reduce its storage capacity and associated storage costs with Arcserve’s proprietary deduplication technology
  •     Increase operational agility and efficiency with one unified management console and simple plan-based data protection policies

To learn more about Arcserve’s data protection solution for SCMU, please view or download the full case study here.

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Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), available on Arcserve’s appliance or your hardware, drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit http://www.arcserve.com.

About San Mateo Credit Union
Founded in 1952, SMCU currently manages more than $840 million in assets and has over 81,000 member owners. It’s headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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