University Uses Quantum Data De-Duplication Technology to Cut Backup Time in Half
Established in 1885, St. Thomas is an independent Catholic liberal arts university with its main campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. For the first 90 years, the school was a four-year college with a primarily male student body. They needed to do something to shorten the backup windows and make everything more reliable and more robust, so they began looking for solutions with more throughput and capacity. To master these challenges they turned to Quantum. University of St. Thomas deployed a 1.2 TB Quantum DXi3500 disk backup and remote replication appliance with data de-duplication technology and a Quantum Scalar i2000 tape library with six LTO-3 drives for the St. Paul campus, and a Quantum Scalar i500 tape library with two LTO-3 drives for the Minneapolis campus.