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Northampton Saints improves business continuity

Warwick Ashford

Northampton Saints rugby club has implemented an online backup and recovery system to protect the club's critical data, including players' contracts and medical records.

The move comes after the club's business was affected by a major data loss, prompting a replacement of its manual tape-based backup with an online system as part of its revised business continuity plan.

The club chose a backup system from IT services company Datastore365 using Asigra's Televaulting automated backup and recovery software.

The software enables the club to restore only lost data, whether that involves a whole server, single directory, or individual file, said Ali Hepher, head of technical services at Northampton Saints.

The software also allows rapid backup and restore processes by including only unique data that has not been stored previously, cutting time and storage requirements.

Datastore365 is continually backing up 120GB of data to a datacentre in Northampton. The data is also being mirrored to a second datacentre at Greenham Common.





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