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MIT Adopts Cloud-Based Backup for Users
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
has selected an enterprise endpoint backup system to back up the laptops and
desktops of faculty, staff and students.
The MIT user community had been asking for a new backup solution with an
easier user interface and the ability to protect larger volumes of data located
beyond the university's own data center.
After evaluating its options, the university selected
CrashPlan for Enterprise from
Code42 through the
Internet2 NET+ service. More than 250 universities are members of the
Internet2 advanced technology community, and last year Internet2 added CrashPlan
PROe to its portfolio of advanced network services. According to the company,
MIT selected CrashPlan because of "Internet2 NET+ peer reviews, the overall user
experience and competitive pricing."
With CrashPlan PROe through Internet2, faculty, staff and students at MIT
will have continuous and automatic backup and restore capabilities for their
laptops and desktops, and they will be able to access their backed up files from
any computer or mobile device, anywhere they are connected to the Internet.
According to Internet2, the solution will also simplify management for the IT
team, and the cross-platform support will let them manage all backups through a
single tool. CrashPlan PROe also provides end-to-end encryption to protect
sensitive data, even when users access their data through the mobile apps.
Other universities that are using CrashPlan PROe through Internet2 include
Boston University, Emory University, North Carolina State University, Notre Dame
University, Princeton University and Rice University.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at email@example.com.