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

DataFort’s Vaulting Plus service cuts recovery from server failure for F&C REIT’s from three days to just hours

Release Date: 25 January 2013

F&C REIT, a UK-owned international real estate manager, has selected managed service provider DATAFORT to support its business critical servers with Vaulting Plus – 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 Vaulting Plus 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 Vaulting Plus 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 Vaulting Plus is a fixed price service that offers us the confidence of both on-site and off-site data replication, and that reassures us in the safety of our information storage.”

Lynn Peters concludes, “Since implementing DataFort’s Vaulting Plus 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 off-site 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.”


DATAFORT provides dependable and secure data protection services that offer enterprise-level functionality with a focus on security and reliability. Its software and services are used by thousands of organizations worldwide, ranging from SMBs through to large enterprises and local government departments. Every hour of every day someone, somewhere backs up with DATAFORT. The company was founded in 2000, is headquartered in Guildford, UK and has offices in London and New York. For further information please visit or contact 0800 45 44 35.


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