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Legato Wins London Underground Contract

Storage management software vendor Legato Systems Inc. today announced it has won a contract from London Underground, which has 3 million passenger journeys made a day serving 275 stations over 408 km of railway. The contract, forming part of a substantial IT infrastructure project currently underway at London Underground, is for Legato(R) NetWorker(R), the company's enterprise wide storage management solution.

As part of the overall IT infrastructure project London Underground is rolling out a new standardized operating environment, which includes a server end and backup system. The total Legato installation will cover more than 5,000 seats within the organization.

"Our requirement was for automated backup at remote sites without the need for manual onsite intervention. NetWorker offers centralized administration thus avoiding intervention, cutting down on costs and the manpower needed to run the system. This, along with the fact that Legato solutions offer safe and effective back up, has given us considerable peace of mind that our critical data is well protected," stated Alan Archer, technical architect at London Underground.

London Underground had already begun the procedure of installing Legato NetWorker within three specific sites when it decided to roll out throughout the enterprise to both desktops and servers. The project required a backup solution to cope with both large and small sites. Legato NetWorker is ideally suited to the role.