Blackfoot Modernizes Infrastructure by Implementing ExaGrid to Simplify Backup Management

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The IT staff at Blackfoot Communications had tried many backup solutions before switching to an ExaGrid system. “We’d used Veritas Backup Exec for more than 15 years and initially backed up to different generations of LTO tape libraries, before eventually switching to disk-attached storage,” said Mike Hanson, Senior Systems Administrator at Blackfoot. “Then, we bought a Dell EMC Data Domain to work with Backup Exec and it worked well until we entered the VMware space. It became clear that Backup Exec is designed for physical servers, it’s not designed to handle hundreds of virtual servers; it’s an agent-based backup solution. Many of those agent-based backups were failing, so I was spending up to two hours each day trying to fix our backups and manage them.” Read more »