2009 Winner Profile

J.R. Simplot

Project Description:
The agribusiness company deployed a backup storage infrastructure project to move from a tape-based to a disk-based data backup system, augmenting data integrity, retention, security and recoverability. By using deduplication technology, unique blocks of data are stored only once, reducing required physical storage by 85 percent, reducing energy consumption and costs as well as eliminating the need for operations personnel to drive 15 miles a day to transport tapes between data centers. Backups are replicated 18 hours faster with the new system and are available within six hours at the data disaster recovery site.
Project type:
Infrastructure, Security, Social Responsibility
Business Functions:
IT operations
Business Goal:
Operational
CEO:
Bill Whitacre, President & CEO
Headquarters:
Boise, Idaho
Industry:
Agriculture
Revenue (2008):
$5.0 billion
Website:
www.simplot.com
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