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Sutton Local Authority (LA) helps schools manage data backup and recovery with Acronis

LONDON, UK – 15 December 2009 – Sutton LA, one of the UK’s top five authorities in school performance and pupil attainment, has announced that it has implemented a centralised, fully automated, unified data backup process for all of its schools and colleges using Acronis.

With educational establishments relying heavily on IT systems and digital data, Sutton LA realised that the backup and recovery strategy used by the borough’s 70 schools and colleges exposed them to unnecessary risk. It decided to implement a centralised backup infrastructure to take the individual responsibility for disaster recovery away from schools and colleges and ultimately remove the potential for serious disruption.

By deploying Acronis, Sutton LA can carry out daily incremental backups on each institution’s server and the six core servers at the LA’s central office, during the day with no impact on server performance. Each incremental backup takes around half an hour and as a result, data is backed up more regularly preventing any significant data loss. Sutton LA also uses Acronis to complete full automated backups each weekend, when a larger window is available.

Daniel Gale, network manager for CYPLS at Sutton LA concludes: “Acronis Software has proven itself in a challenging environment. We rely on the software to restore accidentally deleted data at least once a week, and it has never let us down. The schools and colleges are happy that they don’t have to take responsibility for backing up their data and I’m happy because I’m confident that any lost data can be recovered quickly and efficiently.”

About Sutton LA

The purpose of Sutton’s Children, Young People and Learning Services Group is:

  • to promote school improvement and high pupil achievement amongst all groups of pupils
  • to ensure all children are safeguarded
  • to promote integrated working so that the needs of all vulnerable children and young people and the associated needs of their families are identified and addressed early and effectively
  • to ensure that Sutton children who are in need are able to achieve the same standard of well being, health, development and safety that a good parent would want for their own child.

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.

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