Rightmove Selects NetVault: Replicator To Provide High Data Availability and Business Continuity

BakBone Software, a global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today announced that Rightmove, the UKs largest property portal and the countrys 12th largest website, is using BakBones NetVault: Replicator to maintain high data availability for its property listing system and ensure business continuity. This announcement builds upon BakBones rapidly growing global, Internet customer portfolio that includes the recent NetVault: Replicator win of North Americas leading Internet service provider.

Launched in 2000, Rightmove carries over 60 percent of the properties for sale in the UK and attracts over nine million visits each month, recording in excess of 2.6 billion page views per year. With offices in London and Milton Keynes, the company relies on its state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to keep business-critical property information up-to-date and accessible 24x7 by estate agents, buyers and sellers.

After an extensive review of competitive solutions, Rightmove selected BakBone NetVault: Replicator to protect its critical application servers due to its unique ability to synchronously journal changes at the source and asynchronously replicate the changes to target destinations even when using cross-platform configurations. According to Mike Scott, head of technology operations at Rightmove, NetVault: Replicator is a key component of our disaster recovery plan, delivering the convenience and peace of mind that comes from knowing that critical business and customer data can be easily accessed in the event of a disaster. We also use it to replicate data to remote locations for faster access and availability.  

To improve customer response rates, Rightmove replicates continuously and in real-time all updated property listings, estate agent and property developer advertising, as well as customer applications and searches, to three separate data centres. 

With NetVault: Replicator, Rightmove can configure and manage an enterprise-wide integrated data protection strategy from one central location. The result is an efficient and flexible solution for maintaining continuous business operations, translating into increased productivity and enhanced customer service for Rightmove.  

Rightmove is typical of the Internet customers who depend on BakBone to maintain continuous data availability and reliability without adding to the complexity or cost of managing their IT environments, said Chris Ross, BakBones vice president of EMEA. Rightmoves use of NetVault: Replicator ensures business-critical property data is always online and available which enables Rightmove to focus on connecting house-hunters with the homes of their dreams.

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