BakBone’s NetVault: Backup Gives Fat Spaniel Powerful Data Protection for Diverse IT Environment

BakBone Software(R) (BKBO.PK), the leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, provides cost-effective data protection to Fat Spaniel Technologies, greatly reducing the company’s recovery and maintenance times. BakBone’s NetVault(R): Backup is easy to install; works well with Fat Spaniel’s diverse IT environment, which includes both Linux and Windows OS; and has reduced recovery time from half a day to minutes.

Fat Spaniel Technologies is the market leader in providing critical monitoring and reporting services for the renewable energy industry. As solar electric, solar water heating, wind and other renewable energy sources become viable energy alternatives, there is a critical need to ensure that these systems can be remotely monitored, managed and controlled – over the Internet. With more than 1,300 renewable energy systems in 12 countries and more than 2,000 customers around the world using Fat Spaniel’s monitoring and reporting services, the company turned to BakBone for a backup solution that was cost effective, reliable and fast. With such large amounts of critical data that needs to be accessible 24/7, data integrity and availability are huge priorities for Fat Spaniel.

“We needed a backup solution that was able to work with different varieties of Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” said Marc Winner, Fat Spaniel’s IT director. “With NetVault: Backup, we are able to backup our diverse environment. No other vendor has been able to adapt to the operating systems and applications we run and provide us with quick recoveries, especially at the enterprise level. Recoveries that used to take half a day to complete now only take minutes.”

“BakBone provides a system that we don’t have to babysit,” adds Winner. “It’s a ‘set and forget’ kind of process. When we are recovering data, we don’t have to monitor the situation; we know it is working and will not let us down. This gives us more time to handle other issues in our work space.”

Once Winner decided NetVault: Backup met all his requirements and provided the best data protection for the company’s needs, he was able to easily install the software. According to Winner, “We were able to download and test the product from the Web site very quickly. Other solutions don’t provide this kind of service. Not only was it easy to install, I was able to train new employees on the software quickly, allowing me more time to work on other projects.”

“Flexible and easy-to-use data management is a critical element in IT environments,” said Jeff Dresher, vice president of Marketing, BakBone. “With easy-to-install backup solutions, we can help end users quickly launch recoveries and focus on other projects. With NetVault: Backup, IT administrators can confidently run recoveries within minutes without monitoring the situation.”

Read more about how Fat Spaniel uses NetVault: Backup for its diverse data protection needs.

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone is committed to making data protection a simple, straightforward process while delivering its Integrated Data Protection (IDP) strategy through an award-winning product suite. This suite provides unprecedented capabilities not only to protect critical data – but more importantly, to ensure the availability of that data as well. BakBone’s products offer a single point of control for managing resources across all platforms, providing improved operational efficiency, reduced system downtime, improved availability and enhanced security to support the business growth of enterprise environments. Thousands of users worldwide leverage BakBone’s IDP approach to simplify the management of multi-platform environments with a portfolio of backup, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting solutions for Linux, Windows, Unix and Mac OS environments. These scalable data protection solutions address the demands of Global 5000 organizations and are distributed through a worldwide network of select OEM partners, strategic partners, resellers and solution providers. BakBone is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information about BakBone, visit or email .

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