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Bradford Grammar School Deploys Disaster Recovery System

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Bradford Grammar School in the U.K. has deployed a disaster recovery solution from FalconStor Software called FalconStor Continuous Data Protector. The new recovery solution will be used in conjunction with the school's DotHill and IBM SAN storage systems, which presently back up about 4.5 TB per day.

"Information technology is pervasive throughout the school: It's used to teach virtually every subject, and its use increases continuously. Students also submit crucial coursework electronically, and we must treat it as irreplaceable," said Simon Marriott, IT manager at the Bradford Grammar School, in a statement released this week. "In such circumstances, a school's IT infrastructure is not a luxury, but is as mission-critical as it might be in a commercial environment. That makes the decision to deploy enterprise-grade data protection the only sensible course of action, and FalconStor delivers the reliability we need at an affordable price."

FalconStor partnered with Manchester-based ANS Group for the deployment. ANS specializes in infrastructure deployments, including security, storage, communications, wireless, and virtualization.

The Bradford deployment includes FalconStor Continuous Data Replication for ensuring that remote disks are duplicates of primary disks; Snapshot Agents for protecting active data stores; and TimeMark for data recovery, from complete volumes to individual files.

Bradford Grammar School is a private institution in England. Further information about the school can be found here.

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