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Terian Solutions Backs Up Vital Data With BlueArc Titan

Cliff Boodoosingh on May 28, 2008
SAN JOSE, CA -- 05/28/08 -- BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that Terian Solutions, a leading online backup provider based in Houston, Texas, has implemented a BlueArc Titan storage solution for data protection services backed by world-record speed and accuracy, as well as a cost-effective foundation for future growth. The BlueArc Titan server cluster gives Terian Solutions customers priceless peace of mind, as BlueArc technology helps the service provider back up millions of customer files with minimal chance for disruption, and at a lower price per terabyte over the long term.
Terian Solutions customers include small publicly-traded firms and large privately-owned companies in industries including energy and health care. These companies share common traits such as rapid growth through mergers and acquisitions, as well as requirements that they comply with data retention and protection regulations (including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002). Terian Solutions supports these firms' lean IT teams with data protection services based on a cluster of two BlueArc Titan servers and a third BlueArc Titan server dedicated to data recovery.

"Our customers who are public and privately-held companies throughout North America rely on Terian Solutions for backup and recovery," said Ron Pollvogt, chief technology officer, Terian Solutions. "We chose the BlueArc Titan solution because we needed a rock-solid, smoking-fast system. But the Titan server's hardware-based architecture also gives us the capacity to scale out without the cost of additional licenses and gear required to expand a software-based storage system over time."

Priceless Performance from BlueArc Titan Servers

Terian Solutions protects anywhere from 100 gigabytes to multiple terabytes of data for each of its customers. Backup tasks require high data availability around the clock, as customers perform validation and recovery tests during the day, while normal data backup jobs occur at night. But Terian Solutions' legacy storage system consistently failed to sustain adequate throughput, requiring hours-long stretches of server maintenance that in turn threatened data availability and service level agreements.

The clustered BlueArc Titan solution allows Terian Solutions to support customers' data protection tasks and perform maintenance with far fewer constraints on uptime. In a disaster recovery scenario, the world-record speed and accuracy of BlueArc Titan storage helps ensure Terian Solutions can copy millions of small files to disk and ship the data to the customer as fast as possible.

The selection of new storage technology represented an investment in the future for Terian Solutions. To that end, Mr. Pollvogt modeled the return on investment in BlueArc Titan storage for long-term value, and determined the price per terabyte would be lower than conventional software-based solutions. However, he could not put a price on the dedication of the BlueArc support team.

"The BlueArc team really demonstrated a desire to be a partner -- not just a vendor," said Mr. Pollvogt. "That's why they have earned industry awards, as well as our business."

About Terian Solutions

Terian Solutions combines the award winning Asigra managed backup software with advanced data storage technology to protect customer data with its Secure Backup service. Companies lose critical business data everyday from theft, virus, fire, flood, and human error. Terian Solutions' experience combined with the best technologies available assures their clients will recover from data loss events. Their managed backup service provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing you will make it through tough data loss scenarios. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Terian Solutions is a full-service managed data backup, archiving, and disaster recovery provider. For more information, visit

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high-performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high-performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at


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