Storagepipe Solutions signs deal with
adidas-Salomonto back up AS/400 servers

Toronto, Ontario, Canada — June 17, 2003. — Storagepipe Solutions Inc. (“Storagepipe”), the pre-eminent Canadian provider of fully managed online backup and data disaster recovery services announced today that adidas-Salomon Canada Ltd. will back up their AS400 servers to Storagepipe’s data center.

 

adidas-Salomon has already been utilizing Storagepipe’s services to backup most to their corporate data that was not stored on its AS/400 platform.

“Storagepipe’s SECURE Backup & Restore service now protects all adidas-Salomon Canada’s critical business data, including sales, logistics, finance, marketing and user files — which is easily recoverable when needed”, said Laurence Goldstein, President of Storagepipe Solutions

 

Prior to implementing Storagepipe’s SECURE Backup & Restore service, adidas-Salomon protected their data in a more traditional way, manually backing information onto tapes, storing the tapes in a safe, or having someone take them home. According to Paul Leone, Vice President of I.T. and Logistics, “The process was manual, it required a resource, it required some coordination and it cost money. It was just one of those things we didn’t enjoy. We looked at other solutions including an in-house automated solution, but it still meant we had to store tapes off site somewhere. Now backing up is very easy for us”.

 

Storagepipe is partnered with, and utilizes a high-end IBM/Tivoli infrastructure used by 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies, and performs backup in heterogeneous environments at the Enterprise level (Wintel, Novel, A/S400, Exchange, SQL, Oracle etc..). The service saves all backups for up to 90 days for incremental restores, allowing for the recovery of data at any point in time.

 

About SECURE Backup & Restore Services

Storagepipe’s Secure Service is a complete daily backup application that operates over a remote secure connection. Customers can easily restore the latest version of their most recent backup as required in minutes. The service saves all backups for up to 90 days for incremental restores, allowing for the recovery of data at any point in time. The customer can elect to move files older than 90 days to our vault service. Storagepipe’s Secure BACKUP & RESTORE SERVICES provide an offsite solution that is secure, reliable and cost effective — worldwide.

 

About Storagepipe Solutions Inc.

Founded in 2000, and located in Toronto, Canada, Storagepipe Solutions is the pre-eminent Canadian provider of fully managed online backup and data disaster recovery services. Storagepipe’s automated storage solution completely backs up server data to a secure off site data centre, and makes it immediately available for recovery.

 

Storagepipe utilizes proven IBM software used by 80% of the Fortune 100 companies in America. Storagepipe enables small and medium sized business to benefit affordably from a true Enterprise level storage solution.

 

Storagepipe simplifies data storage management and empowers our customers and partners with increased control and optimal utilization of their complex storage environments.

 

Storagepipe Solutions Inc. is a privately owned company. For more information about the company and its products or services visit the Storagepipe’s Web site at www.Storagepipe.com, e-mail info@Storagepipe.com or call (416) 657-2200 x8.

 

For more information:
Steven Rodin
President
Storagepipe Solutions Inc.
(416) 657-2200 ext. 8
steven.rodin@storagepipe.com

 

About adidas-Salomon Canada

Adidas-Salomon Canada is a manufacturer of sports apparel, equipment and accessories, including well-known brands such as adidas, Salomon, TaylorMade and MaxFli.

 

For more information:
Paul Leone
Vice-President
Information Technology and Logistics
adidas-Salomon Canada Ltd.