Valley City State University Chooses AppAssure’s Replay Backup and Disaster Recovery Software to Protect Its Data

North Dakota’s Valley City State University has chosen AppAssure’s Replay 4 backup and disaster recovery software to provide faster recovery and remote data replication.

Reston, VA, June 24, 2010 --( AppAssure Software, Inc., a provider of innovative Windows server backup and disaster recovery software, today announced that North Dakota’s Valley City State University has chosen Replay 4 backup and disaster recovery software to provide faster recovery time and remote data replication.

Valley City State University decided to implement a more effective disaster recovery solution after being forced to pack all its servers into a pickup truck heading for higher ground due to a 500-year flood in North Dakota last year. VCSU was clear that they needed an offsite remote data center where all of their centers were replicated. Says Erik Kringlie, one of VCSU’s Systems Administrators, “We didn’t want to wait for another disaster – once I have all the system protected and my storage just the way I want it, I’ll be digging into the replication side so we can get a second core up and running in a remote location.”

“What drove us to AppAssure is the replication feature,” explained Kringlie. “I’ve evaluated a lot of backup and disaster recovery products and most of them can’t give me the ability to backup and restore Exchange for both a disaster recovery mode and at an individual message level, as well as to have VM in another location. But AppAssure does.”

Everything with Replay has been very easy so far for Kringlie and his 11 member IT team: installations, setting up agents, restoring, and testing have all gone so smoothly that Kringlie is a bit surprised.

“I’m speechless how easy and simple it is. Our old system was fighting us,” Kringlie noted.

“My biggest fear has been data loss and the ability not to restore it. Server outages are inconvenient, but I don’t really fear them. What I don’t want to do is tell the president I’m sorry, but we’ve lost everyone’s email! So now we’re almost entirely in the Sphere and with AppAssure, the biggest thing is knowing that the data will be off site – a point and click away from bringing a server back online. Once we’re replicated, I’ll be sleeping so much better at night. I’m so glad we have this!”

Replay 4 provides organizations worldwide with sophisticated backup and disaster recovery capabilities, including:

- Eliminates the backup window
- Creates point-in-time images continuously
- Reduces server down-time allowing users to access applications (including e-mail) during a live recovery
- Reduces disk space upwards of 80% with built-in data deduplication and compression
- Allows for recovery or messages, files, databases, storage groups or the entire server from bare-metal in just a few clicks.

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About AppAssure Software
AppAssure Software is a manufacturer of award-winning innovative Windows server backup and disaster recovery software. Designed to protect the applications, not just the data, AppAssure solutions deliver high-value features for reliable data protection that is corruption-free. As a result, IT administrators can have the confidence that their Windows applications are completely protected and easily recoverable in the event of data loss or disaster. AppAssure’s flagship product, Replay 4 is an application-aware, disk-based imaging solution that automatically and continuously images your entire Windows application server delivering accelerated application backups and disaster recovery for Windows servers in minutes. For more information about AppAssure Software, visit

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