Code 42 Software’s CrashPlan for Cloud-Based Endpoint Backup Coming to Internet2-Member Campuses

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Code 42 Software, Inc., developers of private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, announced today that Internet2-member campuses will be able to provide students, faculty and staff secure, continuous protection of data stored on laptops and desktops. Internet2 is a member-owned advanced technology community, which provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.

Early service validation members currently reviewing or rolling out CrashPlan include Arizona State University, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, University of Texas and University of Washington. Early adopter enrollment for all universities is expected later this spring.

“ASU leverages Internet2’s NET+ services for new methods of delivering and provisioning IT solutions, and for their tremendous scale and elasticity,” said Gordon Wishon, chief information officer at Arizona State University. “The CrashPlan PROe endpoint backup offering is no exception. We believe Internet2 members will find great value in this scalable, secure, and easy-to-use solution.”

“Protecting university data on faculty and staff laptops and desktops is a priority, especially with our mobile workforce,” said Ron Kraemer, vice president of IT and chief information officer at Notre Dame. “We’re thrilled to be part of this service validation. The NET+ CrashPlan PROe service provides the scalable endpoint backup we require along with user-friendly, self-service capabilities.”

CrashPlan PROe – named a “2012 Top Tech Tool for Educators” by InformationWeek – is the enterprise endpoint backup solution selected by member institutions for inclusion in the Internet2 NET+ program.

“We've heard from many members of the need for a proven endpoint backup solution,” commented Shel Waggener, senior vice president for Internet2. “CrashPlan PROe empowers a single admin to easily support the backup needs of thousands of users, while enabling faculty and staff to quickly and easily restore data on their own. It’s our hope that campuses expand this solution to students as well who often overlook the importance of a backup until a system crash occurs and it’s too late.”

“We’re inspired by Internet2’s mission to provide world-class, leading IT services in a cost-effective, scalable manner and proud to be their preferred provider for endpoint device backup,” said Matthew Dornquast, chief executive officer (CEO) of Code 42 Software. “Protecting the irreplaceable work of brilliant researchers and future scholars is a humbling responsibility. We’re honored to accept the assignment.”

Internet2’s NET+ CrashPlan PROe Offering
Internet2’s CrashPlan offering is part of its NET+ program that provides cloud services to Internet2 member organizations and the research and education community. The NET+ CrashPlan service will utilize the Internet2 network infrastructure to optimize performance, integrate InCommon identity and provide additional custom features specific to the needs of higher education.

CrashPlan offers unique benefits of its own—it’s the only enterprise endpoint backup solution that:
Runs silently and continuously, while using miniscule amounts of network bandwidth
Gives university IT a single, powerful, cross-platform disaster recovery solution that’s easy to manage from a single admin console
Empowers end users with easy, self-service access to backed up files from any computer or mobile device

“We engineered CrashPlan to continuously protect the mission-critical files stored on Mac, Windows and Linux endpoint devices,” Dornquast said. “A college campus or research facility is the ultimate example of this kind of heterogeneous environment, as well as a shining example of BYOD in the enterprise. CrashPlan effectively alleviates the complexities associated with both forces, while reliably safeguarding endpoint data.”

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