Teacher Stern selects Tikit and Databarracks to overhaul backup solution

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19 May 2014

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“The reliability, functionality and service the firm receive is incomparable”

Tikit has joined forces with cloud backup and disaster recovery provider, Databarracks, to deliver Backup as a Service into commercial law firm Teacher Stern LLP.

Established in 1967, Teacher Stern has grown steadily to employ over 100 people. IT manager, Christine Ardis, heads up the IT department, supported by Tikit’s Managing Consultant, Jonathan Walker.

Jonathan commented, “Being a law firm, Teacher Stern is a document-heavy organisation. It wasn’t really feasible for them to trawl through millions of folders on the Document Management System to find a single file. It wasn’t hard to recommend Databarracks. The software is very user friendly and the powerful search function means fee earners can stay connected to the information they need no matter what. It costs exactly the same as their previous software, but the reliability, functionality and service the firm receive is incomparable.”

Christine Ardis added, “The new solution is much more efficient. Whereas the old software calculated storage based on raw size, not compressed data, Databarracks calculates after compression, so we’ve been able to reduce hundreds of GBs of SQL data down to tens of GBs on Databarracks’ servers. Perhaps most importantly though, it’s intuitive to use; restoring is so much easier now. Where previously we had very little visibility into both the file stores and the restore process, now we have a clear picture of what is where, and how to restore it.” Christine went on to say:

“It is important that our backup solution can double as a DR function as well, if needed. Backup as a Service from Tikit and Databarracks is ideal for that.”

Peter Groucutt MD of Databarracks commented:

“We are very pleased to be supporting Teacher Stern’s recent growth with Backup as a Service. Uptime of IT systems is crucial in the time-sensitive legal profession. In partnership with Tikit, we’ll help to ensure fee earners and knowledge workers stay connected to the data they require to work effectively.”

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