Protecting and recovering data

HP Helps Businesses Protect Valuable PC and Notebook Information with New Data Recovery Solution

HP today introduced a solution for backing up and recovering the growing volume of information stored locally on notebook and desktop PCs, enabling businesses to increase employee productivity, lower technology costs, and reduce compliance and legal risks associated with data loss.

With HP Data Protector Notebook Extension, businesses can back up and recover data outside the corporate network, even while working remotely and offline.

According to industry experts, 25 percent of the workforce is currently mobile(1) and, for the first time, shipments of notebooks have overtaken desktops (Q3 2008).(2) In addition, employees are increasingly saving vital company information outside of corporate networks, with more than 4,000 business files stored on the average PC.(3)

Organisations can face dramatic business risks if this critical data is lost through hard-drive failures or accidental file deletions. The cost of data loss can be potentially more than ZAR 312,8 K annually for an average-size business with 5,000 users.(4)

HP Data Protector Notebook Extension addresses these challenges by expanding backup policies so local data is always protected, even when a user is working offline. Data is instantly captured and backed up automatically each time a user changes, creates or receives a file. Data is then stored temporarily in a local repository pending transfer to the network data vault for full backup and restore capabilities.

Businesses can reduce technology costs and increase employee productivity with the solution’s continuous file protection, which provides nonstop, transparent and automated protection for information created locally. With single-click recovery, users can recover their own files without initiating help desks calls, thereby minimising the burden on IT resources.

Businesses also can maximise bandwidth efficiency and better ensure security of information through HP Data Protector Notebook Extension’s deduplication, data encryption and compression techniques. The user’s storage footprint is reduced by deduplication of multiple copies of data. All of the user’s data is then stored encrypted and compressed and the expired versions are cleaned up.

“Our most dynamic, cutting-edge business data is often stored on our employees’ PCs and laptops,” said John Ferguson, network systems specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, N.Y., America’s first cancer center. “We’re managing data that relates to life-threatening diseases, such as data that could lead to a cure for cancer –¬¬ we can’t afford to risk not using HP Data Protector Notebook Extension.”

HP also introduced HP Backup and Recovery Fast Track Services, a suite of scalable service engagements that help ensure a successful implementation of HP Data Protector and HP Data Protector Notebook Extension, improving the productivity of technical staff while allowing them to focus on core tasks and business priorities.

“Going to work no longer means going to an office – it may mean going to a coffee shop, an airport or a home office,” said Clive Brindley, Solutions Architect, HP Software and Solutions, South Africa. “HP Data Protector Notebook Extension gives customers the peace of mind that they can always recover their data, offline, anywhere and at anytime.”

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