F&C REIT cuts file restoration by 3 days with DataFort

by | Nov 5, 2013

F&C REIT, a UK-owned international real estate manager, has selected managed service provider DATAFORT to support its business critical servers with Core Care – an on-site and off-site server imaging and data archival disaster recovery service – to ensure secure data and rapid disaster recovery.
F&C REIT is an entrepreneurial, institutionally-partnered, force in commercial property investment management. It has an investment portfolio valued in excess of £7.3 billion which extends across a wide range of properties throughout the UK, Europe and India. Due to the confidential nature of the data stored, F&C REIT required a system that provided advanced security and could be retrieved almost instantaneously in the event of system failure or disaster.

Prior to implementing DataFort’s Core Care solution, F&C REIT was backing up its files and emails with a traditional tape rotation strategy, this process was time consuming and relied upon employees rotating tapes and taking them off of the premises on a daily basis. In contrast, the Core Care service offers greater efficiency and security when compared with traditional tape backup and recovery methods, based upon on-site and off-site server imaging replication
and data archival, removing the reliance upon staff. – DataFort was also able to tailor its service to F&C REIT’s compliance requirements by providing daily
backup of the business’ emails. Lynn Peters, Office Manager at F&C REIT, comments, “Security of our data is of the upmost importance, closely followed by ensuring business continuity, neither of which we can afford to compromise.
DataFort’s Service offers us the confidence of both on-site and off-site data replication at a fixed price and that assures us of the safety and security of our information.”
Lynn Peters concludes, “Since implementing DataFort’s Core Care solution, we have the peace of mind that data can be restored within 36 hours. This gives us the security that should our systems fail or we have a disaster, the combination of both on and offsite backups will give us access to our critical data in far less a time than that which was available via tape. DataFort was also able to tailor its service to our audit requirements to include daily email logs which are audited by our compliance officer.”