August 24, 2005
Press release

Fayetteville Public Library selects Acronis for server, workstation disaster recovery and backup

Mission-critical servers and workstations now protected 24/7/365


August 24, 2005, South San Francisco, CA — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software, announced that the Fayetteville Public Library, winner of the 2005 Thomson Gale / Library Journal Library of the Year award, selected Acronis True Image Server for Windows and Acronis True Image Corporate Workstation to protect all of its mission-critical servers and key workstations.

The servers are used to run specific library applications such as the Polaris® Integrated Library System, Microsoft Office, IIS, SQL Server, Exchange, authentication systems, lighting and HVAC control applications, and accounting software. The library, founded in Fayetteville, AR, in1916, has a collection that encompasses more than 190,000 items, including books, audio-visual items, and periodical titles.

"The Fayetteville Public Library is very pleased with Acronis True Image," said Nima Khamooshi, IT manager for the library system. "We feel much better knowing we have a good image of our systems to go back to if we need to recover an entire system, saving hours of time in restoration and computer troubleshooting individual problems.

"We've been able to avoid purchasing additional hardware and tapes for backup," Khamooshi added. "If something breaks, no problem — we just roll it back with Acronis True Image. In fact, shortly after installing the software, we had occasion to use it when unplanned software changes brought down a server. We were able to restore the server completely in minutes, saving valuable staff time."

"Acronis is proud to provide the Fayetteville Public Library with the tools it needs to protect its valuable assets," said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis. "If books and audio-visual materials are the heart and soul of a library, then the operations that keep the facilities open to the public are the blood."

"Taking the metaphor to the next level, not even a virus or malware will harm the library's servers. Having a clean, complete image of all the mission-critical servers means that the library system will always be able to return to a known, good state, regardless of how serious the system damage becomes."

"Serving government and public sector facilities means that often you are dealing with understaffed IT departments that cannot bring to bear the kinds of resources found in some commercial enterprises," said Stephen Lawton, director of marketing. "Acronis True Image Server and Acronis True Image Corporate Workstation are designed to be intuitive to operate and not need special training.

"One critical need of the library was that whatever solution it selected must operate 24/7/365 and allow the library to recover from an emergency in minutes, not hours or days," he continued. "Not only did Acronis meet this requirement, but it also eliminated the need for the library to spend additional funds on special-purpose hardware that otherwise was not required."

Terms of the agreement were not released.




About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 45 locations across the globe. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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