British Gypsum chooses Acronis

Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by The Manufacturer

British Gypsum, supplier to the construction industry, has chosen Acronis for its base disaster recovery technology.

The company will use Acronis Backup & Recovery 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.
Kevin Erne, IT infrastructure manager at British Gypsum said: “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.
Acronis is a provider of backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments.