EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced that Bridgewater Savings Bank has replaced its costly and inefficient legacy backup system with the EVault® Plug-n-Protect appliance, EVault Offsite Replication Service and EVault System Restore software for a Cloud-Connected approach to backup and recovery. The Massachusetts-based community bank chose the data protection experts at EVault to protect its critical applications and customer data. The new EVault solution provides cost-effective, comprehensive backup and recovery that enables the bank to leverage both on-premise and offsite data protection, and more easily comply with federal and state regulations.
Prior to partnering with EVault, Bridgewater Savings Bank’s IT team had to sort through numerous reports each morning to validate that its backups were successfully completed overnight. They also had to download data restores over the Internet at approximately 1 GB an hour, or team members had to drive hours across the state to retrieve data from their vendor. In both cases, the bank had trouble meeting its Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). Additionally, because the bank’s backup data was stored offsite in a data center on the Eastern seaboard it was vulnerable to hurricanes and volatile weather.
“Data recovery took too long using our old backup system. The previous vendor also lacked sufficient coverage in their overall compliance controls. EVault’s auditing report was more comprehensive than the previous vendor’s report, as well as others we considered,” said Chris St. Aubin, Bridgewater’s IT officer. “This is a critical issue for any IT organization in a banking environment. With EVault Cloud-Connected backup, our reports are consolidated in a single email that we can easily review and sign off on for compliance and management oversight. We perform full server DR restores on our VMware test bed in far less time than we could before. EVault saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the long term in our data backups.”
The EVault system has given the bank an easy-to-use, affordable solution that enables compliance and rapid recovery, backed by the EVault cloud. Backups are saved locally on the EVault Plug-n-Protect appliance and replicated to the EVault cloud via the EVault Offsite Replication Service, greatly reducing recovery and testing times while protecting data offsite from the risk of hurricanes and inclement weather. St. Aubin and his staff are able to restore the bank’s Windows servers to different hardware using bare metal restores, speeding the recovery process even further.
“We understand the strict regulatory compliance and accessibility challenges that banks like Bridgewater face,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager at EVault. “They needed a trusted partner that could help them more efficiently manage their IT needs. Through EVault’s Cloud-Connected backup and recovery offerings, the bank’s data is protected both on-premise, for fast onsite access, and offsite in the EVault cloud, providing peace of mind that customers’ data is safe, secure, and compliant.”
More than 35,000 midmarket companies rely on EVault cloud-connected backup and recovery services. Delivered by a team of data recovery experts and using the very best cloud-connected technology, EVault backup solutions seamlessly integrate on-premise and online backup data protection for fast, local data access and ensured cloud disaster recovery. Optimized for distributed environments and backed by an ironclad cloud, EVault technology also powers the offerings of cloud services providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and many others. EVault is a Seagate Company.
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