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British gypsum selects Acronis to protect its mission critical production systems

London, UK, 22 July, 2010 — British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, a worldwide leader in construction markets, has selected Acronis® as its base disaster recovery technology to protect the servers and clients controlling the production of plasterboard and bagged plaster across its five manufacturing sites in the UK.

British Gypsum is planning on using Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 to protect over 50 servers and 90 clients which control the production processes across the five different sites that deliver manufactured products to both UK and European markets. With British Gypsum reporting a successful implementation complete at three plants, the final two plants are currently being rolled out.  

Kevin Erne, IT Infrastructure Manager at British Gypsum, who was instrumental in the improvements to the DR process comments: “Every hour of system downtime bears significant cost in production and is potentially disruptive to our business. After a thorough review of DR solutions available on the market, we chose Acronis to provide reliable and fast recovery of our production machines. So far over half of the machines have been deployed with Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 software and it has proven to be a solid solution for us to entrust our system recovery to.”

Kevin Moreau, Corporate Accounts Director for Northern Europe at Acronis said:  “Operations such as paper mills, beer bottling chains and automotive assembly plants simply cannot be subject to hours of downtime, and IT teams need fully automated systems which have minimal impact on their servers. We speak to manufacturers all too often whose IT teams recognise the impact of downtime on the bottom line of their company, yet don’t get the budget to remedy this. However, DR does not have to be expensive - you can protect a client from about £30 to £40 a machine.”

He continued: “We are very pleased to add another renowned company to our list of customers, which truly leverages the advantages of our technology in mission-critical applications. I see our products increasingly being used in the manufacturing sector, specifically to protect production and control systems. For Acronis this is an industry where we can really help companies as server or client failure in manufacturing often means significant losses in revenues.”

About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

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