Ohio State University Deploys Code 42 Software

Decreased time spent on Enterprise Endpoint Backup "by 98%"

This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.07.04
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Code 42 Software, Inc., developers of private
and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and
the enterprise, announced that The Ohio
State University's (OSU) mathematics department
utilizes CrashPlan PROe to
provide faculty, staff and students with secure, continuous protection of
university data stored on laptops and desktops.


Since implementing CrashPlan, OSU's mathematics department decreased by 98% the
time IT spent installing and managing backup while empowering employees to
access and restore lost files on their own. With fewer tickets to address,
OSU's IT team is free to work on other important initiatives, such as
transitioning to a more user-friendly/self-service approach to laptop and
desktop data protection.

"Tech people tend to get bogged down
in the traditional system administration role,
" said Tim Winningham,
systems manager, mathematics department at OSU. "Moving to a customer-experience service
model allows us to get out of the file server business. Now we can devote more
time to innovating and laying the groundwork for university-wide backup

One of America's largest and most respected universities, OSU has faced a
continuous influx of consumer devices, such as laptops, iPhones, Androids and
tablets. As students and faculty continue to migrate the university's
commissioned data and sensitive research onto these personal devices, the
mathematics department's IT team turned to CrashPlan for reliable protection
across multiple devices. CrashPlan integrated into the university's Active
Directory, and its cross-platform support protects all OSs in use at the

"CrashPlan has been extremely
valuable throughout all the BYOD scariness,
" said Winningham. "It's helped us through this transition
period by providing one piece of software, one interface, that's easily
deployable and easily scriptable across all platforms and devices. We look
forward to expanding our CrashPlan deployment across the entire college of arts
and sciences, so thousands more end users can benefit from it.