Cristie partners with the best software and hardware vendors in the business. Our extensive experience means we can identify and assess products as they come to the market, and select the leading technologies for integration onto existing or upgraded storage solutions.
We constantly review new products to provide our customers with the best price performance solutions available. Our solutions are designed to be vendor-independent, you can be sure you are getting the optimal data management solution for your organisation.
Cristie have broad experience in delivering storage and data management solutions across all the leading technology types including:
From SMEs to large enterprises, and public sector to private sector, whatever the size or type of customer we’re helping, everyone receives the same great levels of advice, support and friendly service.
Key to our strategy and success is our ability to integrate and work with some of the IT industry’s leading manufacturers. We continuously review the storage industry to offer a wide range of technologies from traditional disk through to all Flash and including innovative functionality such as Quality of Service and Predictive Analytics.
Cristie has a long history in Backup and Recovery. Our Backup, Replication & Archive solutions give customers control over their evolving business by delivering total protection, recovery and availability for data centres, remote offices, applications and data.
We continue to help organisations protect their most valuable asset. From basic backup and recovery solutions to highly resilient data replication infrastructures, we can help deliver against any Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), from hours to seconds.
Services and solutions include:
Choosing the right software
Our wealth of experience helps us to understand and work through backup requirements and allows our customers to have confidence in their data protection systems, knowing that they have a partner and a solution that they can depend upon.
Drawing on our extensive knowledge and skills we can provide a complete strategy to manage backup, recovery and availability across diverse platforms, applications and storage devices.
Choosing the right hardware
Cristie delivers technically innovative cloud and on premise backup systems designed to solve specific customer issues.
Our approach is an independent, consultative one. It is important for our team of account managers and storage architects to fully understand our customer’s requirements before any backup hardware solution is proposed. Our goal is always to augment and improve existing infrastructures, therefore preserving investments already made in data storage.
Cloud-based solutions are rapidly becoming the future technology of choice when it comes to storage, data recovery and archiving. In recognition of this Cristie has invested significantly in developing secure and reliable UK-based Cloud services to meet this growing demand.
Services and solutions include:
As part of the iomart Group we benefit from their multi million pound investment in building, equipping and operating 8 UK data centres. These provide thousands of square metres of advanced data hall space in Glasgow, London, St Asaph, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Leicester, Maidenhead and Manchester.
Each UK data centre is built using industry-leading infrastructure, is N+ in design and is safe, secure and staffed 24 x 7.
By using us for your cloud services you are guaranteeing that your data remains within the boundaries of the UK and is totally secure and protected. We are one of only a handful of UK data centre operators to have every one of our facilities certified to ISO9001 Quality Management System, ISO 27001 Information Security Management System standards & ISO 20000: The International Standard for Service Management. For a full list of our accreditation’s click here
Driving Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is an opportunity to revolutionise your organisation and the way it operates; we specialise in the areas that can deliver the biggest impact for you. Whether you need an on-premise, cloud or a hybrid approach we can help define the most appropriate solutions and services for your organisation.
We are proud to be part of iomart Group Plc, one of the UK’s leading independent cloud and data centre managed service providers. We have a team of talented and certified consultants helping prestigious clients across the public and private sector to build secure on premise and cloud platforms that optimise performance and ensure better service delivery.
Our consultancy services include:
Using our experience in helping organisations to embrace change, we help you create a seamless experience across your cloud, on-premise, unified communications, data analytics and productivity solutions that drives adoption and lowers the cost of change.
Desktop and Infrastructure Virtualisation
As a VMware Enterprise partner Cristie ensures all our consultants are fully trained to VMware’s VCP certified standard and have implementation experience covering the full VMware architecture.
Cristie’s Certified Professionals ensure our customers are maximising the benefits of their virtualised environment. From early planning and design stages through to installation and ongoing support, Cristie’s consultants will provide the single point of contact required to ensure the best possible VMware experience.
Combining compute, storage and virtualisation into a single hyper-converged solution reduces power and space, and dramatically eliminates storage complexity leaving more time to focus on supporting real business growth.
Some of the benefits of hyper-convergence include:
Using and expanding on our extensive knowledge of traditional 3 tier infrastructures we can design hyper-converged solutions that simplify IT with predictable performance at any scale for any application. This in turn means that IT professionals can dedicate their time to driving business growth rather than fixing and maintaining their networks.
Data integrity and security is key for every organisation, regardless of size. After all, you’re directly and legally responsible for the data that you hold and, as such, you need to be absolutely confident that you have total and exclusive control over it. That includes knowing exactly how and where it is stored and how it can be accessed.
The scale and dynamic nature of cyber threats, and the vulnerabilities they expose, mean that just maintaining existing security systems may not in itself be sufficient to keep your business safe.
Cristie and its partners can provide best-of-breed security products to secure your organisation’s threat vectors – email, web applications, remote access, web browsing, mobile Internet, and network perimeters whether on premises or in the cloud.
Where we can help:
Leveraging the benefits of hardware, cloud, and virtual technology, backed by threat intelligence, our solutions consistently deliver total threat protection from zero day, advanced malware, automated threats, and other attacks.
Our Professional Services team is focused on delivering technically innovative solutions to solve specific customer issues. Our approach is independent, agnostic and consultative. We believe it’s important for our team of account managers and storage architects to fully understand your requirements before any product or solution is proposed.
Key to our strategy and success is our ability to integrate and work with some of the IT industry’s leading manufacturers. We invest significant time and resource into training and accreditation, thus allowing us to work effectively with both our customers and our partners to continue to deliver a high level of service.
Our services include:
If you are looking for a fully managed service, we are able to offer a completely flexible and comprehensive solution to meet your specific requirements. Using our 24/7 support desk and fully vendor accredited team of technicians we will manage, administer and support your environment. Reporting, capacity monitoring and trend analysis comes as standard. A defined SLA and escalation process assures you that your data and infrastructure is in good hands.
The reputation of Cristie is based upon our ability to design, deliver and support our solutions and our partner’s products. It is this capability that has ensured the company’s development and success over the past 40 years.
Our Support and Maintenance Services Include
Bronze, Silver and Gold Support SLA’s
Cristie offers several levels of support services ranging from standard telephone support to fully managed services. Our ‘Bronze’ standard support offering is extended to all of our customers. This is a complimentary best endevours service, offering all of the features of a normal support contract, but without escalation times or service levels. Our extended ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ support services provide enhanced escalation procedures and service level agreements (SLA’s). These can include remote diagnostics and consultant visits to site. For fully managed services, we are able to offer a completely flexible and comprehensive solution to meet your specific requirements.
“We look forward to working with Cristie Data to replace our existing in house platform and make our services in this area more robust.
It will improve the way we provide backup and Disaster Recovery services and enable us to recover data in minutes.”
“The managed cloud backup solution from Cristie Data has made a significant difference.
In storage and maintenance costs alone we will have saved thousands of pounds over the next three years,
plus it has freed me up to concentrate on more technical delivery projects across the rest of the business.
We just could not have done this in-house. It would have been very expensive and too time consuming.”
“The modular approach enables us to make simple adjustments to fit our exact performance and capacity needs at anytime,
and it allows us to increase CPU, cache, space, and connectivity very simply.”
“We’ve managed to improve utilisation of existing IT assets and how have a much improved
IT service, with greater flexibility which is a key requirement for any public sector organisation.”
“Since we’ve had the Nimble SAN everything is great, we’ve had no issues. We can check on the stats and go onto InfoSight
and it just works. We would get alerted if we had any problems, but we haven’t had any problems! It’s brilliant.”
“The Nimble is fantastic. It’s significantly better than what we had before, easily at least 3 times faster. These projects are never simple, but it wasn’t made any more difficult, in fact it was made slightly easier, by having Cristie Data and Nimble.”
“Virtualising our environment has enabled us to do more with less.
We now have just two physical servers!”
“We now have confidence that we can recover from any environment and we can respond more quickly to recovery requests.
This ensures that critical council services, including the website, are not impacted by IT incidents.”
“We can now easily predict what we will need and how our systems will respond to various scenarios.
I can pull up a performance report during meetings with our Execs and say ‘for this replication job,
this is the bandwidth we are now using, and this is what we will need in the future.’
Having that information at our fingertips is an absolute dream for us.”
We consider our consultative approach to be our real differentiator, this helps in creating long-term partnerships with our customers. We have the ability, through consulting, to be both flexible and dynamic so that our customers receive tailor-made solutions and true vendor independence. Through this approach, Cristie not only becomes your trusted advisor for both tactical and strategic solutions, but also for offering guidance on infrastructure strategy.
Cristie are proud to have been certified the BSI ISO 9001 for over 10 years. This accreditation gives our customers confidence in knowing that we continually monitor and manage quality across all of our operations. To view our BSI certificate please click here.
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