From the Wires
North Shore Credit Union Chooses Autonomy, an HP Company, to Secure Data and Reduce Costs
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 17, 2012 04:01 AM
PALO ALTO, California, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy, an HP Company, today announced that North Shore Credit Union (NSCU), a recognized innovator in the financial services industry, has selected HP Data Protector 7 and HP StoreOnce Catalyst to provide an end-to-end data protection and deduplication solution to back up the bulk of its email, servers, files and virtual environments.
Based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, NSCU is a full-service financial institution with approximately 40,000 clients, 12 branches and 300 employees. With HP Data Protector and HP StoreOnce, NSCU can now rapidly recall and restore data. They also have the flexibility to replicate among other HP StoreOnce devices while limiting the amount of bandwidth required for that replication. NSCU no longer has to access and recall physical data tapes from a vault, saving the credit union more than $130,000 annually. Also, HP Data Protector and HP StoreOnce Catalyst allow NSCU to move data around faster, resulting in a dramatic decrease in back-up and retention times.
"In my experience, it's rare to find someone who likes their data back-up software but Data Protector is one that I find myself recommending to others because the service is excellent and the technology is outstanding," said Ryan C. Burgess, infrastructure architect, North Shore Credit Union. "Through HP Autonomy, we have access to expertise that can meet the evolving needs of our environment, ensuring that if any issues arise they get solved very quickly."
HP Data Protector is the industry's first unified, meaning-based data-protection solution that utilizes an intelligent data management approach to seamlessly protect and harness data based on its meaning from the edge to the data center and across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
By leveraging Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) in HP Data Protector, organizations can achieve context-aware management of their data to optimize recovery, search, compliance and eDiscovery. Based on HP StoreOnce—the industry's most advanced deduplication technology—HP Data Protector also allows organizations to minimize infrastructure costs by unifying and eliminating duplicate files stored across disparate locations.
The integration of HP Data Protector with HP StoreOnce Catalyst creates a single point of control for deduplication, backup and recovery, which enables companies to enhance backup processes, eliminate wasted resources, shrink network bandwidth cost and improve backup throughput.
"Utilizing Autonomy enables North Shore Credit Union to archive, migrate and restore data in a rapid, cost effective way," said David Jones, general manager, Data Protection at Autonomy, an HP Company. "North Shore Credit Union joins the thousands of organizations around the world who use Autonomy solutions as a vital component of a holistic information governance strategy."
About North Shore Credit Union
With branches across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky region, North Shore Credit Union provides expert advice on banking, loans, investments and insurance. North Shore Credit Union has $2.8 billion in assets under administration, over 300 employees and 40,000 members. NSCU is designated a Caring Company by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and is a proud member of Canada's IMAGINE program. The Credit Union has been named "50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada" and "The Green 30" by Aon Hewitt, and "Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™" by Waterstone Human Capital. NSCU has also been honored numerous times as one of the most technologically innovative financial institutions in North America.
Autonomy, an HP Company, is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages, etc. Autonomy's powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy's product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimization and rich media management.
Please visit www.autonomy.com to find out more.
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