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The Ohio State University Case Study

Industry:

Higher Education

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Deployment Strategy:

Private Cloud

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Why CrashPlan:

User-friendly, self-service backup and restore

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What They Love:

Active Directory and JAMF Casper Suite integrations

Summary:

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Students and faculty continuously migrate data to personal devices such as laptops, iPhones, Androids and tablets. As a result, the OSU mathematics department’s IT team sought a secure, reliable endpoint backup solution to protect data and sensitive research commissioned by the university that is produced and stored on faculty and student laptops. Previously, the department relied on server backup and Apple’s Time Machine product, but that combination failed to provide OSU with the enterprise level endpoint backup protection required by the university’s device-active faculty population.

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Critical Needs:

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  • A scalable, enterprise-level alternative to file servers and Apple Time Machine
  • A continuous, reliable endpoint backup solution for users storing data on a variety of devices
  • Multiple data destinations for selecting and storing necessary data
  • Cross-platform support that works, looks and feels the same for users, regardless of operating system
  • A simple management interface—on a single admin console—that lessens the burden on staff resources

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Benefits:

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  • Time spent installing and managing backup decreased by 98 percent, freeing up the IT team to work on other important initiatives
  • Flexible architecture and seamless Active Directory integration
  • Cross-platform support protects all operating systems in use in the institution
  • Self-service restore empowers employees to restore and access their own lost files without burdening (or needing) IT resources
  • A simple management console that’s easily navigable
  • Alternative to costly, labor-intensive and unreliable server backup