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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UMS Deploys FalconStor’s Data Protection Solutions for Business Continuity

Sabah University of Malaysia (UMS) has implemented FalconStor’s data protection solutions - including FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP), FalconStor® Virtual Tape Library (VTL), and HyperTrac™ Backup Accelerator products -- in an effort to achieve business continuity while controlling data growth and storage costs.

Since its inauguration in 1994, UMS has grown from approximately 200 undergraduate students to more than 15,000. With the rapid expansion of the university’s student population comes even more data, in particular the academic and personal information that students have entrusted to the school for safekeeping. Managing data is extremely important to the university because improper handling of information can have devastating consequences.

Prior to deploying FalconStor solutions, UMS’s ICT department used tape backup, a slow process particularly in restoring data. As business operations grew, the university’s increasingly critical data grew significantly to the point where tape backup was no longer sufficient to meet the higher response levels and faster recovery needed for optimum data management.

UMS is currently striving to achieve Information Security Management System Certification (ISO/IEC 27001 for its data center.

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