SEP Backup and Disaster Recovery Software Provides Long-term, Reliable Solution for City of Thousand Oaks
Backup Windows Decrease by as much as 235% with SEP
Boulder, CO – December 08, 2015 – Since 2011, the City of Thousand Oaks, California, has been using SEP Software as their backup solution and, by doing so, have received countless benefits with the fast, efficient and easy-to-use solution. Dustin Hurshman, IT Analyst for the City said, “The performance of SEP sesam has gone above and beyond what we expected of the product. The time it takes to complete a full backup has decreased by 235%! SEP has enabled us to re-architect our backup strategy to include more data in less time.”
In 2011, the City was facing a growing challenge. “As our data grew in size, our full backups to tape of our main data center were beginning to take more than 36 hours to complete. This restricted us to performing full backups during weekend hours only. In addition, our daily incremental backups were running around 14 hours, starting at 6:00 PM and kept running past 7:30 AM, which meant they were still running when we opened for business each morning. The overhead in time and number of tapes it was taking to back up our data caused us to seek a new solution. Our old solution with Symantec wasn’t meeting our needs and had become time consuming. The city had to be selective about what data to back up and how. The challenge of finding a backup solution that worked well with all of our operating systems was becoming more difficult,” explained Hurshman.
“With SEP sesam, we are able to complete our full backups each night in only 8.5 hours. The software is much faster and we are able to include more data on a regular basis. The performance of SEP sesam has gone above and beyond what we expected of the product. Not only has our workload been eased, we now have a quality backup solution that has expanded the amount of data we are backing up to include system files we had to leave out with the previous solution. The time it takes to complete a full backup has decreased by 235%!” Hurshman attested. “We are continuing to back up even more thanks to how quickly the backups run. Because of SEP sesam’s performance and functionality, we are now expanding our implementation and adding additional backup jobs from other remote locations. We rotate our tapes daily and have been able to not only reduce the number of tapes we are using, but also the number of cases we have to send to the offsite storage facility.
About The City of Thousand Oaks
The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County, Thousand Oaks is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City’s boundaries. The City is 56 square miles with a population of 129,349. To find out more, visit http://toaks.org/.
About SEP Software Corp.
SEP Software offers a single backup and disaster recovery solution for heterogeneous environments of any size. SEP’s flagship solution, SEP sesam, uses its multi-streaming technology to facilitate unlimited simultaneous data streams to provide some of the highest performance in the backup market. SEP is cross-platform, multi-OS, and supports every popular database and Groupware solution available. Exceptional remote management capabilities allow users to easily and efficiently manage thousands of locations around the globe from one central location. SEP specializes in replacing multiple backup software products with one standardized solution for the entire enterprise. For more information, visit www.sepusa.com.