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Global Telecommunications Giant Increases Network Performance to Record Levels Using WysDM Software

WysDM Data Protection Management Technology Enables Orange Business Services to Identify and Prevent Bottlenecks Across the Netw

STORAGE DECISIONS CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WysDM Software, Inc., the leading provider of innovative data protection management (DPM) solutions, announced today that by relying on WysDM for Backups(TM) to manage its backup infrastructure, Orange Business Services has been able to identify performance bottlenecks and potential vulnerabilities in its network, enabling the company to take immediate action before a problem occurs. As a result, Orange has realized a double-digit increase in its key performance indicators and now has record level success in those areas.

One of the world's largest multinational telecommunications companies, Orange Business Services runs a vast international data network in support of its various services. Since the company serves 800 businesses in more than 140 countries, data backup is a mission-critical component for Orange Business Services. In the second quarter of 2006, its data growth increased from 730 to 980 terabytes and required backing up more than 30 terabytes a day distributed over 2,200 systems.

In any network, but especially in a large and dispersed one like that of Orange Business Services, the backup infrastructure is complex and can present management challenges. The company took a proactive approach to address these potential management issues by deploying the WysDM for Backups solution. The WysDM data protection management (DPM) solution gathers information on the state of the individual elements in the backup path; consolidates the information; and automatically correlates the data to spot failures, bottlenecks, and potential problems to ensure optimal performance levels.

In addition to improving its performance and success indicators of nearly 100 percent, Orange received the Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS-70) accreditation, an internationally recognized auditing standard, for one of its U.S. divisions this year based on its ability to ensure recoverability for business continuity using the help of WysDM's software.

"WysDM for Backups allows us to correlate performance and configuration information across backup servers and software, tape libraries and drives, networks, client devices, and storage arrays," said Doug Bovie, head of infrastructure management at Orange Business Services. "This information enables us to uncover any potential issues and take immediate action before a problem occurs."

The Benefits of Effective DPM

An industry trends and technologies report on DPM developed by analyst firm Storage IO Group reports that the major benefits of effective DPM include the ability to:

-- Correct data protection errors when they occur, eliminating the surprise of failed backups -- Identify weak links in the end-to-end data protection chain for problem resolution -- Proactively manage data by using trends, patterns, and event resolutions as they develop -- Analyze multidependent backup environments with more precision and in less time -- Measure and meet business and technical goals -- Complement vendor-specific element managers and tools while providing real-time cross-domain information a correlated effective manner

To learn more about the Storage IO Data Protection Management Report: "A Look at the Benefits of DPM for Timely and Effective Data Protection Management," please visit .

Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at Storage IO Group, asserts that effective DPM requires timely information to make informed decisions and moves the focus away from reporting what happened to proactively managing the process to promote accurate data protection. "Data protection management tools like those from WysDM provide operations and monitoring staff, engineers, designers, and managers real-time and historical insight into how storage infrastructure and data protection tasks are functioning," said Schulz. "WysDM's technology in particular employs predictive analytics to help keep complicated environments performing optimally."

"Companies like Orange Business Services are faced with data volumes that are growing exponentially as well as complex network infrastructures that pose daunting management challenges," said Alan Atkinson, CEO, WysDM Software. "Businesses that are serious about effectively managing their entire data protection environment and enforcing best practices across the organization recognize that backup reporting alone is not sufficient. Our rapidly growing customer base is proof that the market is moving toward more intelligent and comprehensive data protection solutions."

About WysDM for Backups and WysDM for Fileservers

The only true DPM solution that provides both comprehensive reports and advanced analysis, WysDM for Backups provides a global view that enables users to understand even the largest and most complex backup and recovery environments.

The WysDM for Fileservers(TM) solution provides the visibility required to understand large and complex fileserving environments. Utilizing the WysDM(R) adaptive architecture, WysDM for Fileservers provides comprehensive reporting and analysis on all aspects of fileserver operations, including hardware configuration, virtualization, snapshot management, and performance.

Both WysDM for Backups and WysDM for Fileservers feature business policy enforcement for meeting service-level agreements, regulatory compliance, and internal best practices requirements.

WysDM DPM solutions use a patent-pending Cross-Domain Correlation(TM) technology to analyze information collected from all major components of the data protection environment, including servers, storage, networks, and applications. The solutions' adaptive architecture, combined with advanced service-level reporting and predictive analytics, ensures the health and state of critical backup, recovery and fileserver environments.

About WysDM

WysDM is the industry's first and only data protection management (DPM) supplier to offer detailed, custom analysis of the entire data protection environment, providing the most comprehensive insight into past, present and future data protection reliability, performance and compliance. Founded in 2001 by a team of storage and software executives from Goldman Sachs, Micromuse, and StorageNetworks, the company has established significant traction on the customer, partner and technology fronts. Its flagship product, WysDM for Backups(TM), uses the company's patent-pending Cross-Domain Correlation(TM) technology to enable system administrators and IT teams to analyze information collected from network, storage, system, and application domains to provide the most comprehensive, real-time backup analysis available. For more information, visit

NOTE: WysDM, the WysDM logo, WysDM for Backups, WysDM for Fileservers, and Cross-Domain Correlation are trademarks or registered trademarks of WysDM Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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