KEMET Corporation selects CrashPlan, saves >$50K in data recovery costs


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

“CrashPlan just works and it works well. All the time.”


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

Use Case

  • Describes their CrashPlan deployment as a hybrid cloud—some data stored on-premises and some data stored in Code42’s public cloud
  • Replaced the following solutions with CrashPlan:
    • Manual backups to USB or external drives
  • Gained buy-in and budget for deploying endpoint backup after they:
    • Calculated the cost of a lost or stolen laptop (productivity plus hard costs)


  • Saved $50,000-$500,000 in endpoint data recovery since deploying CrashPlan.
  • Business benefits realized as a result of implementing CrashPlan:
    • Increased reliability and consistency of data backups on endpoint devices
    • Increased security/privacy of endpoint data
    • Lowered costs associated with data loss events
    • Fewer IT hours spent managing endpoint backup/restoring data
  • Saves 11-25 hours per week in IT hours because of CrashPlan compared with their previous endpoint backup solution/approach

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