Redstor Data Protection Service RBUSS Reaches Over Half of UK Schools

The Reading based Cloud Services Provider has seen continued success within the Education Services Market and expects to see further developments in this market. Paul Evans, Managing Director at Redstor believes that the market for education services is about to become extremely competitive with over 900 schools planning to apply for academy status.

Berkshire, United Kingdom, July 29, 2010 --( Continued Success for Reading based Cloud Services Provider within Education Services Market

Redstor, a leading provider of cloud services and data protection solutions, has revealed that over half of all UK Schools have access to RBUSS, a fully automated, online backup and recovery service which simplifies the management of backups.

RBUSS currently protects close to one petabyte of data. Building on the success of RBUSS is Redstor Protector which was launched in December 2009. Redstor Protector is a unique 'cloud' service that secures and protects confidential and sensitive information held on PCs and Laptops in the event of data loss or theft. At Redstor’s first customer user conference, held in Manchester and Reading on 6th and 8th July 2010, over 6,000 UK Schools were represented.

Paul Evans, Managing Director of Redstor comments: “Redstor’s pedigree within the education sector is unparalleled. Redstor provides services for more 14,000 schools throughout 85 local education authorities and protects a significant amount of data for schools in the UK. Many organisations are currently worried about the stability of their data back-up provider due to the recent economic turmoil. Redstor eliminates these concerns with an innovative business model that generates recurring revenues of over 60%.”

Evans continues, “The education sector is about to enter an exciting period of change. With more than 900 schools planning to apply for academy status the market for education services will become more competitive as academies will have increased scope to shop around for IT services and solutions.”


About Redstor
Founded in 1998, Redstor is a leading provider of cloud services and data protection solutions. Today, Redstor’s business spans three principal areas: solving storage issues for businesses; remotely managing clients’ own data and delivering online backup and cloud services to organisation directly and through partners. In addition to its strong commercial business, Redstor has a strong presence in the Education Market partnering with over 85 service providers with its Redstor Backup Service for Schools (RBUSS) addressing the backup of over 14,000 schools in the UK and with solutions such as CentraStage, delivering simplified device management.

The Redstor Online Backup service, launched in 2005, now has close to 1 Petabyte of customer data under its protection and is one of the largest in the UK.
Laura Hawksfield
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