MIT replaces Tivoli with Code42, saves >$50K and supports HIPAA, FERPA requirements


This case study of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is based on a December 2014 survey of CrashPlan customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Code42 works well, is well documented, and has pretty good support.”


  • Deployed Code42 to:
    • Prevent data loss from lost / stolen laptops, hard drive crashes, etc.
  • When experiencing data loss at endpoint prior to deploying Code42, felt the organizational impact in the following way:
    • A drain on IT resources

Use Case

  • Describes their Code42 deployment as a public cloud—data stored in Code42 public cloud; however encryption keys are stored onsite in a master appliance
  • Replaced the following solution with Code42:
    • Tivoli Storage Manager
  • Gained buy-in and budget for deploying endpoint backup after they:
    • Initiated Cloud backup pilot program


  • Saved $50,000-$500,000 in endpoint data recovery since deploying Code42
  • Business benefits realized as a result of implementing Code42:
    • Lowered costs associated with data loss events
    • Fewer IT hours spent managing endpoint backup/restoring data
    • Fewer IT hours spent on data migrations/OS refreshes
    • Increased end-user productivity (via fewer user disruptions, self-service restore, mobile access, etc.)
  • Saves 11-25 hours per week in IT hours because of Code42 compared with their previous endpoint backup solution/approach
  • Complies with the following regulatory requirements with the help of Code42:
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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