BFTV Backup & Storage Proposal

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Backup Software: CrashPlan ProE 

  • Easy install and clean end-user experience. 
  • Clients available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. 
  • User can self-restore files, even across different file systems. 
  • Files are encrypted on the client using 448-bit encryption. Local client interface can be password protected. 
  • Allows backup to local external drive, or other devices running CrashPlan PROe Client. 
  • Data is kept On-Campus, under BFTV Control at all times. No third party retention of data. Allows compliance with some grants. 

Software Costs 

Crashplan PROe Client License: $400 for 5 devices for three years 

  • A ‘device’ includes any Windows, Macintosh, or Linux system backing up to the server. 
  • Cost may be pro-rated to end of three year contract, on a yearly basis. 
  • Five – device minimum purchase, additional devices $80 for three years. 
  • This cost, combined with an offering of 200GB of space, makes us cost-competitive to other third party, non-university hosted solutions. (See chart in Full Proposal.)