Databarracks provides Backup as a Service to Egmont UK

30 April 2018 – Databarracks has announced that a major implementation of its Backup as a Service solution, using Commvault into Microsoft Azure, was launched with Egmont, one of the largest specialist children's publishers in the United Kingdom. Egmont, which sells more than 1 million books and magazines every month, required a large volume of data to be protected, but needed it to be done cost effectively.

Ashley Clement, Network Infrastructure Analyst for Egmont UK, said: "From the software to the storage and overall management from Databarracks, we now have a backup solution that I can trust. We chose Microsoft Azure Blob Storage specifically because it supports our broader strategic objective of moving production systems to Azure."

Azure data center regions in the UK provide data backup for business continuity and disaster recovery. Databarracks began the installation by creating the local "Media Agent" virtual machine that acts as the on-site backup server. Once configured, the Commvault Media Agent and individual server agents (iDataAgent) are installed and the initial backups are transferred to Azure.

"With Microsoft Azure as part of our solution, we reduce the risk of downtime and its associated costs for Egmont," said Peter Groucutt, Managing Director at Databarracks. "Using Azure Blob Storage, Egmont keeps storage costs down without sacrificing recoverability."

John Bruno, General Manager, Azure Global Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp. said, "Microsoft Azure helps partners like Databarracks use the cloud to provide cost-effective solutions to customers. With the availability of 50 Azure regions, more than any other cloud provider, Databarracks can achieve global reach and local presence."

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Databarracks is the UK's specialist business continuity and IT disaster recovery provider.

From the launch of the UK's first managed online backup services over 15 years ago, to our leading Disaster Recovery as a Service, we've been making enterprise-class continuity, security and resilience accessible for organisations of all sizes.

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