Army Benevolent Fund

Army Benevolent Fund

December 15, 2009 10:11 ET

Databarracks Are Proud To Backup The People Who Backup Our Soldiers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) - Great Britain has an Army to be proud of. As one of the most highly trained and versatile armies in the World, it has kept us secure for hundreds of years. You can be sure that, as we enter uncertain times, our Army will be there for us. In return the ABF gives people the opportunity to repay this trust in cases of those who have fallen on hard times and need a hand up. The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) is the Soldiers' Charity. They provide support to soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need.

Today the Army Benevolent Fund is like any modern charity; they are reliant on their IT systems to ensure that the money that they raise can be properly and quickly administered to those that need it the most. Their systems have to be secure due to the nature of the organisation and information has to be readily available and quickly in the event of a systems failure, therefore online backup seemed the perfect choice.

The Army Benevolent Fund needed a reliable and managed offsite backup service which would ensure the security of their information as well as ensuring that it was taken offsite and stored in a very secure location. They also needed a solution which would fit into their current Disaster Recovery plans with little or no major alterations to existing Disaster Recovery strategies.

Databarracks implemented a fully managed online backup solution based around the Asigra software which automatically backs up data across a predominantly Windows system running Exchange, SQL, Active Directory and File and Print servers. "We wanted a solution which would allow us to not only rely on a third party to monitor and manage our day to day backup operations, but we also wanted to be able to administer the system ourselves if we wished. Databarracks allows us to administer as much of our own backups as we like internally, whilst using their system, but we also know that they are monitoring our backups for us on a daily basis. If something goes wrong we feel safe in the knowledge that they will give us a call and let us know before we have even seen that there is a problem."

"The Army Benevolent Fund is pleased to be working with Databarracks. The set-up and implementation of our offsite backup project was first-class. The software is simple to use, well supported, and it works..." (Andrew Brady, IT Manager ABF)

Preet Ramanuj from Databarracks said "We are all extremely proud to be chosen as suppliers to such a great charity. We have thousands of companies from all around the world on our books, but there is always something special about being able to help an organisation who spends all of its time doing such worthwhile work."

About the Army Benevolent Fund

The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) was founded under the War Charities Act 1940 on 15 August 1944 under the patronage of His Majesty King George VI. The demobilisation of the vast Army that was raised in Word Wars One and Two put an incredible strain on the Regimental and Corps charitable funds, and the need for a national charity for the British Army was realised.

About Databarracks

Databarracks are the leading supplier of managed online backup services, VDR (Virtual Disaster Recovery), Managed Replication and secure hosting services for DR systems and cloud backup. Databarracks serve 1,000's of enterprise customers globally and are the industry standard for managed disaster recovery services.

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