Baltimore Ravens Sack Outmoded IT Data Backup Strategy for Venyu

NFL's Disaster Recovery Plan Mandate Fulfilled With RestartIT Solution

BATON ROUGE, LA and MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Venyu, a leading technology solutions provider specializing in offsite IT data backup, cloud backup and data center solutions, today announced that the Baltimore Ravens selected Venyu RestartIT for seamless data recovery, protection and storage. The National Football League (NFL) team's IT operations staff selected Venyu based on RestartIT's innovative approach to data deduplication, cloud storage backup, disaster recovery and overall total cost of ownership.

Tasked with supporting the front and back-office networking, applications and data storage needs, the Baltimore Ravens Information Technology staff grew increasingly frustrated by the hours of maintenance its tape backup system required. In the wake of the destruction to the New Orleans Saints' Superdome caused by Hurricane Katrina, the need for a disaster recovery plan became a reality. Rather than spending additional time and resources on building a costly and time-consuming in-house solution, the Ravens turned to Venyu for assistance.

"We're a small IT team, and we knew we couldn't afford to burn cycles trying to create our own backup and recovery plan based on the system we had. The turning point was a data loss that happened during football season, which made us realize that our tape system was not only cumbersome but also not reliable when we needed it most," said Bill Jankowski, VP of Information Technology for the Baltimore Ravens. "Venyu's cloud backup solution, RestartIT, was pain-free to deploy and has completely transformed the way my team approaches data protection. We were also relieved to find that Venyu's business continuity offering met our need to have an offsite disaster recovery plan in place, in the event of a natural disaster. The offsite data recovery option means that even if our hardware is damaged or compromised, our data is safe."

Venyu's RestartIT is built on Recovery Time Objective (RTO) metrics, or the measurement of time between an outage and the moment that data is available again. In addition, the solution combines DR-Grade, online backup with the VMware®-virtualized recovery platform to provide seamless system recovery when organizations need it most.

"The Baltimore Ravens may be a professional football team, but their IT needs are no different than many other organizations: they require reliable, easily integrated backup and recovery solutions that get the job done," said Scott Thompson, Venyu CEO. "We're proud to be their disaster recovery and data backup partner, and remain committed to providing verified RTO documentation and contingency plans in case they experience a disaster."

Venyu will demonstrate the capabilities of it new virtualization platform, VenyuCloud, in a live webcast on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central. Two lucky registrants for this webcast will win a free iPad. Click here to register. Find out more about Venyu's unique approach to data backup and disaster recovery by visiting, or follow them on Twitter (

About Venyu

Venyu is a premier provider of data protection, recovery and availability services that maximize business continuity. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of ROI-focused disaster recovery and backup solutions within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading solutions for online data backup, physical and virtualized recovery, managed hosting, SaaS, and co-location, please visit Your Data Made Invincible™.

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Venyu Media Contact:
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Venyu CEO Scott Thompson