CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Backupify, the leading provider of online backup services for cloud application data, today announced the rising number of educational institutions choosing Backupify to protect confidential administration, teacher and student data stored inside Google Apps Education Edition. According to information released by Google in October 2011, 15 million users at educational organizations worldwide are using Google Apps Education Edition which represented an 80 percent year-over-year increase.
Decision makers inside IT departments at educational organizations recognize that cloud-based applications bring productivity and collaboration into the classroom for a wide range of activities -- from teacher class plans to student assignments. Migration to the cloud is also helping these organizations cope with rising costs by allowing administrators to schedule automated backups and eliminating other manual, time consuming processes.
Backupify provides organizations using Google Apps Education Edition with backup solutions that support multiple constituencies, including administrators, researchers, teachers and students. The company is also helping educational organizations satisfy federal data retention and backup requirements, such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with archiving solutions for teacher communications and other confidential interactions.
Backupify supplies educational institutions with a user-friendly administration panel that supports multiple users at one time, allows easy access for both administrators and end-users to restore documents, gives them the ability to set unique archiving retention policies for different individual users or groups, includes a search function that provides a view into the entire domain to find specific communications or documents, and allows administrators to download a user's account and archive it offline whenever they leave the organization.
"A priority for Berklee was not only replicating our existing services, but also exceeding the current quality when moving to the cloud," said Andrew Crawford, Associate Director for Systems Administration at Berklee College of Music. "Backup was an important piece of that service standard, and helped us meet our quality objectives."
"We chose Backupify because of their flexibility and ability to meet the needs of one of our largest customers, a K-12 school," said Nick Smarrelli, COO of GadellNet, a St. Louis-based Google Apps and Backupify reseller focused on education. "We were able to choose a subset of the school's users to backup, and turn off certain features. Also Backupify's search and export functionality has allowed them to respond to legal e-discovery requests quickly and easily, and meet federal archiving regulation requirements."
Backupify is the leading backup provider for cloud application data, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore solution for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Salesforce, Facebook, Twitter and more. Backupify ensures that companies can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Backupify was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.