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[March 16, 2017]

Leosphere Speeds up Backups and Increases System Availability with Arcserve and Nimble Storage

MINNEAPOLIS, March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arcserve, LLC, whose breakthrough data protection and availability solutions deliver enterprise power with small team simplicity, today announced that Leosphere, a world leader in ground-based and turbine-mounted Lidars (light detection and ranging) for atmospheric observation, has deployed a solution integrating Arcserve and Nimble Storage technology to reduce backup times and improve system availability. Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection (UDP) Appliance is tightly integrated with the Nimble Storage Predictive Cloud platform. Leosphere has implemented both the UDP appliance and a Nimble Adaptive Flash array to offer a high-performance data protection solution, thanks to automatic storage snapshots. This integrated Arcserve backup and Nimble storage solution has already increased backup and recovery processing speeds by 30 percent.

Founded in 2004, Leosphere designs and markets Lidars, atmospheric remote-sensing instruments, which allow wind measurement, aerosol characterization and localization, clouds height and atmospheric structure. With more than 900 Lidars currently in service in over 50 countries, the company develops and fully manufactures all systems in France. In the last 10 years, Leosphere has experienced major international growth and expansion. For its backup, the company had a half-manual, half-automated system relying on hard drives attached directly to the servers. The system was no longer suitable to the company’s needs, according to Rudy Maron, CIO at Leosphere, who explains that “Leosphere’s legacy backup solution had become obsolete and was time-consuming to manage and expensive to maintain.”

Leosphere decided to migrate to a virtualized infrastructure, currently supported by 12 physical servers. This infrastructure hosts part of Leosphere’s information systems, including its intranet site and file servers. The company called on its IT partner, Cap Antigone, to define, supply and implement the new infrastructure. The plan was also to replace Leosphere’s nearly saturated storage environment, as well as assess and select a secure, automated backup solution for superior performance.


Cap Antigone worked alongside Arcserve and Nimble Storage to define, test and implement a data backup and storage set up that perfectly met Leosphere’s requirements and satisfied three key objectives:

  • Supported virtualization of the architecture
  • Effectively enhanced performance
  • Ensured secure backups

Using a series of workshops and tests, the companies demonstrated an especially effective approach for backing up and storing Leosphere’s data.

Today, Arcserve UDP backs up hourly for critical servers and daily for all servers, while utilizing the snapshots taken by the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash array. By using the array for backups, the hypervisors are completely free to manage all of the servers, increasing system availability even when the backup process is running. Backups are performed automatically based on predefined settings that vary according to each server, and since all backup processes are automated, the company’s IT team spends less time on administrative tasks and focuses on improving IT service performance.

“Integrating Arcserve and Nimble Storage solutions has reduced backup times and improved system availability,” said Maron. “Only a few clicks are needed to obtain an overview of all backup processes and schedules across our architecture.”

With Arcserve UDP, Leosphere no longer needs to carry out full backups each time, as the data protection solution continuously performs incremental backups, reducing the overall storage footprint. “Data deduplication ensures fast backup times and reduces the amount of required storage, which will help us avoid spending time on additional IT hardware for the coming three years,” Maron explains.

Most importantly, the storage solution can be scaled to support Leosphere’s future growth. The company can add virtual servers and deliver new services to users and customers without needing additional hardware for the backup solution. Increasing system and data availability will stimulate a higher productivity as the storage solution and the new infrastructure deliver greater flexibility and scalability. Consequently, Arcserve UDP will enable Leosphere to:

  • Free up time within the IT team
  • Improve IT productivity
  • Support the company’s growth

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About Arcserve UDP
Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) is the only data protection solution to uniquely combine enterprise-grade capabilities with the simplicity required by small and over-stretched IT teams, proving power and resilience can coexist with simplicity and elegance. As the first of its kind to seamlessly unify data protection across multi-platform cloud, virtual and physical environments, it enables organizations to cost-effectively apply the right level of protection to vital, critical and basic systems with a complete range of RTOs and RPOs. Users configure and manage all aspects of data protection through a single, elegantly simple web-based user console and easily turn on additional capabilities without burdensome forklift upgrades. Arcserve UDP is available through software, appliance and cloud deployment modalities.

About Arcserve
Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, the company provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com.

About Leosphere
Leosphere, founded in 2004, and its subsidiary Avent Lidar Technology are world leaders in ground-based and turbine-mounted Lidars (Light Detection And Ranging) for atmospheric observation. The companies design, develop, manufacture, sell and service new turnkey remote-sensing instruments allowing wind measurement and aerosol characterization.
                                                             
Leosphere has deployed several hundreds of Lidars throughout the world in severe environments with the same concern of reliability, accuracy, return on investment, and dedication to atmospheric hazards control. Company also provides tests, delivery, training, warranty, maintenance of all equipment and customer’s assistance. Visit http://www.leosphere.com/.

Media Contacts: 
Leslie Keil 
Arcserve
952.903.5434
leslie.keil@arcserve.com

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