Data Protection – backup and disaster recovery

Education is your first priority, and your network of workstations and servers is an invaluable tool to provide quality education. Consequently, protecting this learning environment is also one of your most important challenges. Reliable data protection enables you to focus on education by ensuring reliable solutions throughout your organization.

With the rapidly increasing amounts of stored data and the addition of virtualization technologies, data protection software is evolving from file based backup technologies to block level technologies to better accommodate data volume, backup speed, and system recovery.

E-RateForSchools recommends Data Protection solutions that feature integrated source and target based deduplication, comprehensive data protection for virtual environments, and advanced monitoring and reporting across domains.

This e-rate eligible device includes the following benefits:

  • Reduces backup space by 10 fold

  • Reduces backup window problem with its version of incremental backup

  • Aids in disaster recovery and business continuity solutions

From our research, testing, and customer feedback, preferred vendors for this solution include: Symantec


Power Protection

Many of the mysteries of equipment failures downtime, software failures, and data corruption are the result of a problematic source of power. It is important that mission-critical equipment such as servers, routers, switches, and access points be provided with a high quality, always-on power source and the ability to gracefully shut down during power outages.

E-RateForSchools recognizes power standards and bodies like the IEEE govern good engineering disciplines to ensure power quality and prevent threats like transients, overvoltage, undervoltage, power interruptions, waveform distortion, voltage fluctuations, and frequency variations. We understand power and would welcome the opportunity to help you obtain the right sized solution for your school.

Our power protection is e-rate eligible and includes the following benefits:

  • Conformance with all applicable IEEE standards concerning power quality

  • Available multi sever shutdown module and environment measurements

  • SNMP support

  • Scalable product line

  • Easy battery replacement

From our research, testing, and customer feedback, preferred vendors for this solution include: American Power Conversion (APC)