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Tioga County NY assures the protection of public data with Unitrends disk-to-disk recovery appliance


– Scenic County in New York State Speeds Backup and Recovery Processes with Unitrends Data Protection Unit and Vault –

COLUMBIA, S.C., September 16, 2009 – Data protection and recovery is something the small IT staff of scenic Tioga County, NY doesn’t have time to worry about. With raw data rapidly approaching 2 TB, and increasing needs for data protection, the rural county turned to Unitrends for a fast and reliable disk-to-disk backup and recovery solution to meet its data protection needs.

Tioga is an historic, rural county in the south eastern corner of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. While most New Yorkers know Tioga County for its rolling hillsides, historic homes, quaint country shops, riverside restaurants, and beautiful river, nearly 52,000 people call this county home. To support its growing population, Tioga County’s small computer services organization has a great deal to manage when it comes to county data. All data archives for the county’s sheriff department, board of elections, county legislature, public health and human services, and other county administrative services are managed from a single location which until just 18 months ago was being protected using a back-breaking tape backup solution.

“Using our old tape backup solution was becoming very cumbersome,” said Suzanne Horton, director of IT, Tioga County. “It was hard to keep up with. Our backup windows were growing too long and the physical management of tapes was a real headache. Restoring anything from tape could be a full two day process.”

To solve its data protection and recovery needs, Tioga County selected a 3U Unitrends Data Protection Unit which performs simple and reliable data protection for the county’s primary storage. For complete disaster recovery protection, Tioga County also installed a Unitrends Data Protection Vault at a secondary location. The vaulting solution performs automatic, media-less offsite data protection for Tioga County public data.

Key features of the Unitrends solution at that are important to Tioga County include:
• The Unitrends Rapid Recovery Console which simplifies administration by providing a “single pane of glass” for data protection management
• Remote access so that on-demand backups and restores can be performed from anywhere via a web-based interface
• Disk-based archiving which provides extremely high cartridge density and recovery speeds simply not possible with tape-based backup solutions
• Advanced BareMetal recovery which delivers sector/track-level data protection

“Using the Unitrends data protection unit, I no longer have to worry about protecting our critical county data,” said Horton. “The GUI interface is very easy to use and restores are completely painless. Yet, even better, I never have to be concerned about a shrinking backup window. Even as our Sheriff’s office continues to store an increasing amount of large image data, I know our Unitrends solution has the capacity and reliability to handle it all.”

About Unitrends
Unitrends at is a leading provider of innovative, integrated solutions that protect and restore critical data and systems. Unitrends’ family of disk-to-disk backup appliances provides unmatched protection and rapid recovery of lost systems, applications and data. The company’s local backup and off-site vaulting appliances eliminate the need for multi-vendor software and hardware, and deliver an integrated solution that is affordable for small- and medium-sized enterprises. Information about Unitrends can be found at

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