The University of Texas at Austin

A New Desktop Back-up Tool for Campus

August 18, 2011

In response to a recognized need for a campus-wide desktop backup tool, the Operational IT Committee (OIT) has unanimously endorsed a roll out strategy for CrashPlan. CrashPlan is a cloud service for data backup and storage that was successfully deployed during pilot projects conducted by the College of Education and the College of Natural Sciences. The tool offers automatic backup, encryption of backup data before it is stored, and no limit on file size.

Later this fall, campus units deciding to invest in this new tool will be able to take advantage of significant discounts negotiated on behalf of the University. Currently, rates are being finalized and an implementation plan developed. This new central service will be available during the fall semester.

For additional information, contact Cam Beasley, Chief Information Security Officer.

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