Cristie Data helps Archway School increase it performance with solutions from Arcserve and Nimble Storage

Stroud, UK: 19 January 2017 – Cristie Data, the innovative and leading edge data storage, backup and virtualisation solutions provider which is part of the iomart Group, today announced that it has implemented a data backup and data storage solution at Archway School, a comprehensive school in Gloucestershire.

Cristie Data were initially selected by Archway School, to recommend a solution to replace their existing data backup solution which was providing inconsistent and unreliable backups of their virtualised environment, as well as slow and failing tape backups that were continually running out of capacity. Arcserve UDP was selected, and Archway School became the very first customer in the UK. “I love Arcserve, it’s really reliable,” commented James Moth, Senior IT Administrator at Archway School. “We can retrieve virtual machines, or data within those virtual machines, going back 12 months rather than the 2 weeks we were keeping previously. It’s a significant improvement to what we had before.”

Archway School then sought a new solution to rectify slow reporting and performance bottlenecks, which were on the increase as their number of networked devices and users had increased. Cristie Data implemented a solution from Nimble Storage. “Nimble gives us an in-depth analysis of what performance is like and what the storage capacity is like, as well as predictive analysis of what our data usage is going to be in X amount of weeks – we’ve never had anything like that before and it’s fantastic,” enthused Moth.

Cristie Data has proven to be a trusted advisor for Archway School. “We liked Cristie from the start and I felt we could trust them to recommend the best solutions for our requirements – and they most definitely have,” concluded Moth. Benefits from the installations include:

  • Arcserve compatible with virtualised environment, with retrievals going back 12 months
  • Fast incremental backups, can now backup 3.4TB in 24 hours
  • Cost savings of £1,000-£2,000 per annum from Arcserve
  • Improvement in log on times of 20-30 seconds per computer
  • Reduction in time taken to run reports, from 2-3 minutes to 10-15 seconds
  • In-depth reporting capabilities on current performance and capacity with predictive analytics
  • Zero issues with storage writes or latency
  • Superb, on-going technical support, working relationship and after-sales care from Cristie Data

“Archway School were the first Arcserve UDP customer in the UK and they have really reaped the benefits,” commented Peter Bennett, Business Development Manager at Cristie Data. “With Nimble, we had numerous customers who had seen really positive results from it so we had many customer references we could call upon. We were confident that both Arcserve and Nimble would be a good fit for Archway and we hope we’ll be able to continue working with them on innovative solutions well into the future.”

A full copy of the case study can be viewed here.

Cristie Data, Arcserve and Nimble Storage will be appearing together on Stand #B469 at Bett Show, 25-28 January 2017, ExCeL London. 

For further information please contact:
Barbara Miller
Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1453 310058


About Cristie Data

Cristie Data, part of the iomart Group, is a trusted, innovative and leading edge data storage, backup and virtualisation systems integrator and solutions provider. For more than 40 years, Cristie has specialised in technically superior solutions across all sectors of industry.

Through thorough testing Cristie augments and improves infrastructures which saves customers time, cost and delivers significant value to their businesses. Cristie’s consultative approach is a key differentiator and involves creating long-term partnerships with customers. Cristie has the ability, through consulting, to be both flexible and dynamic so that customers receive guidance on infrastructure strategy, tailor-made solutions and true vendor independence.

Cristie is proud to have been certified the BSI ISO 9001 for over 10 years, which demonstrates the continual monitoring and management of quality across all of its operations. For more information please visit


About Archway School

Archway is a comprehensive school where students of all abilities learn to live and work together as they will in their adult lives. The School has 1170 students aged between 11 and 18 years old. Typically students go on to make significant contributions in the wider world of academic study, scientific and technological research and development, commerce and industry, the arts and sport and to their local communities. Academic achievement, innovation, creativity and care are hallmarks of Archway: students exhibit high standards in their work, behaviour and play. Along with a close partnership between school and home, these provide the basis of success for all. For more information visit


About Arcserve

Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), available on Arcserve’s appliance or your hardware, drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit


About Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Its predictive flash platform gives users the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, IT teams radically simplify their operations. More than 9,450 customers across 50 countries rely on Nimble to power their businesses, on-premise and in the cloud. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.