Data Management

Pine Bluff Dumps Backup Load Onto the Idealstor 4 Bay Backup Appliance

Date Added: May 2009
Format: PDF

Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (PBCDF), located in Southeast Arkansas, is one of several chemical demilitarization sites in the United States dedicated to the most comprehensive worldwide disarmament initiative ever negotiated. The PBCDF has contracted out certain components of their IT infrastructure to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC was in the process of setting up a document storage solution to digitize all of the PBCDF's paper documents and fast backup times and cost were the key drivers in this project. This project would require almost a terabyte of data storage to backup documents every night. SAIC purchased the Idealstor 4 Bay Backup Appliance to handle the backup needs of the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. Using Idealstor SAIC was able to quickly backup 2 TB of data nightly and quickly restore the data using Idealstor Removable Disk to Disk Technology. The PBCDF needed to implement a document storage solution and the end result was going to be about 2 TB of nightly backups. SAIC chose Idealstor over an alternative tape based solution because Idealstor handled all the needs of the project. Idealstor solved SAIC's and the Pine Bluff Facility's budgetary and logistical needs of backing up 2 TB of data nightly. This solution saved both time and money and SAIC and the PBCDF to focus on more important matters.