Cristie Data helps Solihull School achieve real benefits with Arcserve UDP

Stroud, UK: 26 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 is helping Solihull School, a leading, co-educational, independent day school, achieve real benefits from Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution.


Solihull School had previously partnered with Cristie Data and had found their support and expertise to be excellent. But having outgrown their existing tape backup technology, Solihull School were looking for a new solution to provide better performance and improved storage and efficiency and functionality. Cristie recommended Arcserve UDP, which now enables the School to protect significantly more data.

“Everything is much quicker with UDP,” commented Lee Richardson, Server Manager (ICT) at Solihull School. “We’ve recently moved data from our standalone HyperV’s into a cluster and that plugs directly into UDP, so we’re backing up even more data, including all of our HyperV’s. It’s excellent, we’ve never been able to backup this much data. Arcserve UDP is so fast and so reliable.”

Benefits from the Arcserve solution include:

  • Easy to adopt and implement
  • Ability to backup all data
  • 30TB of data now protected, which only takes up 7TB of space
  • Superb, on-going technical support, working relationship and after-sales care with Cristie

“Arcserve UDP is a brilliant product and was the perfect solution for Solihull School,” concluded Ian Curry, Business Development Manager at Cristie Data. “We have numerous customers in the UK who are seeing the benefits from UDP. It’s simple to use, fast and reliable. We feel it’s one of the best backup solutions in the marketplace today.”

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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 Solihull School

Founded in 1560, on their present site since 1882, Solihull School is a leading, co-educational, independent day school. Solihull School prides itself on ensuring that all pupils realise their full potential. It’s central aim is to provide for every pupil as rich a life as possible so that school fosters fulfilment, happiness and success; a preparation for life as a good adult in society. Teaching is excellent and their examination results speak volumes about the progress Silhillians make in their studies. 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