Altinet Saves Meadowhead From Time & Performance Issues

Meadowhead School is a “larger than average” mixed Secondary School and Language College with academy status in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. There are currently around 1,900 students on roll, about 120 teaching staff and approximately a further 50 non-teaching staff.

Meadowhead School was created when the two schools of Jordanthorpe Comprehensive School and Rowlinson School merged in 1987. The school remained on two sites until January 2007, when the new building was opened on land in between the two sites of Jordanthorpe.

  • Unreliable Backup Using Disks & USBs 
  • Wasted Time Troubleshooting Failed Backups
  • No Off-Site Backup Solution
  • In Need of a Trusted Advisor 

Barracuda Backup

  • 100% Reliable Backups
  • Off-Site & On-Site Using the Cloud 
  • Fast Backup & Recovery
  • Fast Response Technical Support
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Frustrated With Frequent Disk Failures

Prior to speaking with Altinet, Meadowhead Secondary School were using USB HDD’s and an onsite backup appliance. The Network Manager, Adam Clarke, was becoming increasingly frustrated with the solution as the frequent disk failures would “take weeks to rebuild”. What Adam had got used to was simply “starting again” with his backups to “avoid time and performance issues”. We worked closely with Adam and the IT team after recognising his need for a comprehensive and reliable backup solution they could implement into his infrastructure with ease.

After identifying the main challenges and pain points that affected Meadowhead Secondary School, we quickly recognised that the Barracuda Backup solution was the perfect fit for Adam and his team. With both onsite and offsite backup using the cloud, we provided peace of mind that their important data was secured, along with optimum productivity to ensure their time wasn’t being wasted on unreliable servers.

The technical services manager was very clear, concise and knowledgeable. The close partnership between Altinet and Barracuda means we have peace of mind when it comes to the after sales support we can receive. In addition, the Sales Team were very clear when it came to what we were actually paying for.

Adam Clarke, Network Manager Meadowhead Secondary School


Complete Granularity of File Recoveries

After Altinet helped Meadowhead implement the Barracuda Backup solution, Adam was instantly impressed with the granularity of the dashboard which “instantly told me wherever I was via the internet, the status of the backups that were running”. Not only this, but the visibility given surrounding “the health of the box and the status of the cloud backups.” After speaking to Adam and his team, it became clear that documents and servers are critical to the school due to GCSE and A Level courses. Downtime was heavily affecting Meadowhead’s productivity and was something that needed to be changed urgently.

Now, Meadowhead have a backup solution that gives them “complete granularity” on all documents, servers, folders and emails. With the Barracuda Backup solution, the team can manage productivity in an effective way, ensuring that their “children achieve all they can”.

About Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup is designed from the ground up for the cloud-integrated systems you depend on today. It gives you the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides— on premises or in the cloud—and to replicate the data to our secure cloud or to a private location of your choice. Simple to configure and manage, and totally automated, Barracuda Backup is truly a “set it and forget it” solution for total peace of mind.

The job of managing data across multiple environments is complex, but backup and disaster recovery don’t have to be. Deployment, configuration, and ongoing management are fast and easy, thanks to a centralized cloud-based console that gives you complete, single-pane-of-glass visibility into all Barracuda solutions in the global network.

Your shift to the cloud includes moving data into SaaS environments such as Office 365, and your backup strategy must account for that. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup protects you against data loss and unintended deletion in Microsoft Office 365.

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