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World Snooker Cues Up with Databarracks for Online Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on December 17, 2009
 

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - 12/16/09) - They say that Snooker was started in 1875 in Jubbulpore in India by officers from the Devonshire Regiment. They would spend many hours as the monsoons lashed down playing Billiards and rumor has it that on one occasion when his opponent missed a ball, Sir Neville Chamberlain yelled "Snooker". Today Snooker has a global audience of 100's of millions and a truly global sport and World Snooker has the responsibility of ensuring that the sport reaches more people and remains one of the most popular sports today.

World Snooker chose Databarracks to supply a managed online backup service after previously using another supplier who weren't performing on support and failed to offer 24/7 assistance to them. Lee Entwistle from World Snooker said "Data integrity plays an important role in World Snookers overall Disaster Recovery plan and finding the right online backup service provider was critical. Not only was I looking for a provider who was able to offer a satisfactory solution to our online backup requirements, I also had to ensure that costs for this service were kept to a minimum because World Snookers budgets are prioritised for staging events and paying its members. After investigating numerous potential providers of online data backup services, I chose Databarracks because of cost, comprehensive product, integrity of our data backups and the excellent customer service I received from them whilst evaluating their product."

Preet Ramanuj from Databarracks said "We put in an online backup solution using Asigra software and designed a backup strategy that ensured that World Snooker's server environment consisting of Exchange, SQL and file data was protected and available to them in the event of a disaster. As snooker fans, we are really happy to have World Snooker on board, we have a number of sports governing bodies as customers and World Snooker is a fantastic addition".

About Databarracks (www.databarracks.com)

Databarracks are the leading supplier of managed online backup services, VDR (Virtual Disaster Recovery), Managed Replication and secure hosting services for DR systems and cloud backup. Databarracks serve 1,000's of enterprise customer globally and are the industry standard for managed disaster recovery services.

About World Snooker

World Snooker is the commercial arm of the WPBSA. It is responsible for running and administrating snooker's professional circuit, including prestigious ranking tournaments such as the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship, UK Championship and the Grand Prix, as well as invitation events such as the Masters. The Board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association is made up of four directors: Barry Hearn, Dr Hamish McInnes, Lee Doyle and Snooker ledged Steve Davis.

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