RestartIT Backs Up Atlanta Falcons

Venyu today announced that the Atlanta Falcons have implemented its
off-site data backup and recovery solution, RestartIT. 

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Venyu’s cloud-based offering delivers reliable remote backup of crucial data needed for ticketing, coaching, scouting, training, team administration and the ongoing Point-of-Sale (PoS) retail operations at the GeorgiaDome. The NFL team selected RestartIT to replace its cumbersome tape backup system and now enjoys effortless, accurate data backup and recovery that uses industry-leading deduplication and cloud storage technology to store its digital files enabling quick retrieval if the primary storage servers are offline due to manmade outages or natural disasters. 

The IT team of the Atlanta Falcons noticed considerable growth in the sheer volume of data required across all departments – particularly the use of video archives by the coaching, training and scouting staff. “The ongoing increase of our database drove the need for a change from our previous tape backup system. We noticed that other NFL teams were upgrading and were pleased with the results. We didn’t want our outmoded technology to stop us from having a competitive edge,” said Don Norton, director of Technical Services for the Atlanta Falcons.

Initially, Norton and his team looked at consumer-grade remote backup offerings but quickly decided that they didn’t offer the reliability and scalability required. Rather than spending additional time and resources on building an in-house solution, Norton turned to Venyu’s enterprise-grade RestartIT for assistance.

“The transition from tape to the cloud was easy and painless with Venyu,” continued Norton.  “Venyu’s technical support team worked closely with my staff. Once the software was installed and configured, it was basically a ‘set it and forget it’ situation. We now have a cloud-based, off-site backup plan that makes file retrieval, once a time-consuming headache, no big deal at all.”

Venyu’s RestartIT is built on Recovery Time Objective (RTO) metrics, or the measurement of time between an outage and the moment that data is available again. In addition, the solution combines DR-Grade, online backup with the VMware®-virtualized recovery platform to provide seamless system recovery when organizations need it most.

“The word is spreading about Venyu: we are becoming the disaster recovery and data backup partner of choice, not just for NFL teams, but any IT teams in need of simple, cost-effective business continuity strategies to build a modern, highly reliable data protection plan,” said Scott Thompson, Venyu CEO.