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AGI Relies On MediaBank HS-Rs To Protect DataMiglia drives provide a daily backup and disaster recovery solution (July 01, 2004)
Miglia Technology, a global technology solution provider that manufactures, markets and supports a range of own and licensed branded products, has today announced that leading graphic design company AGI, relies on Miglia MediaBank HS-R's to protect its business data each day. The drives enable AGI to maintain a daily backup and disaster recovery solution utilising plug and play RAID 1 technology.
Damon Segal, marketing advertising and design consultant, AGI commented: "AGI is an extremely busy graphic design company and backup is often the last thing on our minds at the end of a long day. Now we have the HS-R's as a backup solution we simply put a drive in a secure location each night - and a complete backup is done! Since I have had the HSR's I have been able to sleep a lot easier each night!".
AGI is an extremely busy graphic design agency. It is not yet of a size that it can employ an IT person to manage the IT systems, including backup, so it was currently up to the last person in the office to start the backup each night. After some careful evaluation of what was available on the market, AGI chose Miglia's MediaBank HS-R. The HS-R answered all the criteria they were looking for in backup and disaster recovery solution:
Backup - The HS-R features Raid 1 support on a hardware level, therefore the two disks operating in the unit are mirrored From the user's perspective, the computer they work with 'sees' only a single hard drive. At the end of each day, one hard drive can be removed from the HS-R and taken away or placed in a secure location. A backup is completed by simply removing the drive using the specially designed quick release tray - could it be any simpler?
Disaster recovery - The problem with more traditional backups is that in order to recover the backed up data, you have to have a similar system setup somewhere else, i.e. the Retrospect software, and the tape drive that corresponds with the backup tape you have. With the Miglia HS-R backup, all you need is a machine with an IDE connection! So effectively you could lose your office in a fire, and be back online in 10 minutes by connecting your backup hard drive to a spare IDE connector of a computer.
Damon continues: "We have five HS-R's at AGI all connected to workstations. At the end of each day the backup trays are placed in a fire proof data safe so our data is completely protected. Few design studios have a disaster recovery scenario in place, but we have a 5 year archive on an HS-R tray off site, so if we did lose the office in a fire, the business data would be back online again as soon as we could get some computers."
About the Miglia
Featuring two easily removable hard drive trays and hardware support for Raid 1 (mirroring), MediaBank HS-R is one of the most secure storage solutions available today. Data is written to two hard drives simultaneously, preventing total data loss if a drive were to fail.
Hardware support for mirroring removes potential software conflicts and guarantees a faultless and automatic backup of your vital data. MediaBank HS-R ships with a spare hard drive tray, allowing you to keep a drive containing all your data in a secure location, which is an automatic backup facility! The MediaBank HS-R is now also available as an internal drive for PC users - The Miglia MediaBank HS-Ri.
-Mac with FireWire connectivity
-Mac OS 9.1+ (400 Mbps speeds only)
-Mac OS X (FW400:10.1 or higher, FW800: 10.2.5 or higher)
-Windows PC with FireWire, IEEE 1394 or iLink connectivity
-Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
Pricing and availability
The MediaBank HS-R (FW800 version) is available now from Miglia's distribution partners or online store, for a recommended retail price of $429 and £299 ex VAT. All units carry a full 2 year RTB warranty. A list of distributors and resellers is available on Miglia's website: http://www.miglia.com/buy/index.html
AGI is a graphic design company that has been established for over fifteen years. It provides a 'One Stop Service' for its clients. By handling all aspects of a job it allows them to get on with what they do best! In addition to the creative, design and consultancy aspect of the operation, AGI provides many ancillary services, thereby justifying its title 'The One Stop Studio'. Visit www.agi.co.uk for more information.
Miglia Technology is a global technology solution provider that manufactures, markets and supports a range of own and licensed branded products. Miglia benefits from having a strong staff of experienced product specialists, engineers and marketers who have amassed many combined years in the industry. Miglia products are available through all fine retailers and resellers around the world. For more information about where to buy our products please visit www.miglia.com.
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