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hi5 Networks Selects Atempo Live Backup to Protect Corporate Data

Cliff Boodoosingh on June 29, 2009
 
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Software Gives End-Users Control of Backup and Recovery Process, Reducing IT Support

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced that hi5 Networks, one of the world’s largest social entertainment sites, has deployed Atempo Live Backup to significantly enhance the protection of digital assets stored on its end-user desktops and laptops companywide. The continuous data protection (CDP) software simplifies the data backup and recovery process for both Windows and Mac users, giving hi5 employees a high level of flexibility and control into the protection and management of their own systems, significantly reducing time and expenses associated with IT support issues.

With its continued expansion into the global social-networking market, San Francisco-based hi5 Networks operates in a fast-paced environment that must constantly evolve with the changing demands of social media users. Daily administration of the company’s end user systems, server backups, email systems, and a multitude of other IT functions allowed its IT staff little room for error and no time to spare. When a single lost laptop resulted in several hours spent locating and recovering the data, reconfiguring the new computer, and getting the system up and running, they realized that they could not afford such episodes in the future. Administrators began seeking an enterprise-class backup and recovery system, both to ensure the constant protection of end-user data and to minimize the IT burden of system and file recoveries. After closely evaluating various offerings, hi5 Networks selected Atempo Live Backup.

“Data loss happens, but the frequent requests to retrieve lost or deleted user files were becoming a major distraction to our team from the big-picture IT issues,” said Todd Poletiek, IT manager at hi5 Networks. “We needed a significant upgrade from our previous, unstable backup system to one that was simple and intuitive, yet provided constant and powerful protection. With its transparent backups and seamless recoveries, Atempo Live Backup has far exceeded our expectations. Our users today are empowered to easily manage their own data with little involvement from IT.”

Atempo Live Backup delivers continuous data protection that automatically and continuously captures and tracks data modifications as they occur on any network-connected desktop or laptop. The software features a wide range of file recovery capabilities, including self-serve file restoration of lost or accidentally deleted files and complete system recovery. With Atempo Live Backup’s native support for both Mac and Windows operating systems, all users in hi5’s mixed-platform environment are ensured that their critical data is protected and that the latest possible version of a file can be recovered if necessary.

“In today’s economic climate, organizations of all sizes are asking IT departments to reevaluate their environments to ensure maximum efficiency,” said Mark Sutter, CTO of Atempo. “Atempo Live Backup supports a transparent, seamless, and intuitive backup and recovery process that dramatically cuts down on time spent managing desktop and laptop data protection, allowing forward-looking companies like hi5 Networks to focus on strategic IT projects with the peace of mind that their end-user data is protected.”

For more information on Atempo Live Backup, visit http://www.atempo.com/products/liveBackup/default.asp.

About hi5 Networks

Headquartered in San Francisco, hi5 is one of the world's largest and fastest growing social entertainment sites. Our focus is on delivering a fun, interactive, and immersive social experience online to our users around the world. With over 60 million unique visitors every month, hi5 is a top 20 website globally and the number one social site in dozens of countries across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The service is available in over 50 languages, delivering localized content, games and other applications to users worldwide. For more information on hi5, visit www.hi5.com.

About Atempo

Atempo enables organizations to protect, manage, archive, and recover digital information simply and effectively, across any infrastructure, on any platform, over any period of time. Atempo provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated software solutions, including backup and recovery of servers, continuous data protection of workstations and laptops, and long-term archiving of files and email messages. Atempo simplifies the management of data throughout its entire lifecycle by providing unprecedented visibility and control over data growth, infrastructure cost, and risk mitigation. Atempo serves thousands of customers around the world through a sales and support network of over 200 resellers and partners.

Learn more about Atempo at www.atempo.com

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