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The education sector has its own issues, particularly resources and budgets.

Hard-pressed IT departments are always working to limited budgets but need to perform miracles when keeping education IT infrastructure in schools, colleges and academies available to staff and students alike.


More than 21,000 schools in 150 authorities across the UK use Capita SIMS school information management system.  As far as the IT departments are concerned, this education infrastructure is their business critical environment, managing all parts of a school's administration including curriculum planning, lesson structures, pupil attendance, pupil / parent contact information and learning assessments. 

Therefore IT system downtime is not an option.

Stratus everRun is a perfect fit for education IT infrastructure.

Stratus everRun can protect this most critical environment in a single, affordable, easy to manage software solution.  It provides high availability resilience to multiple applications, typically on a small hardware footprint.  Other protected applications can include:


♥  Email systems;

♥  Biometric cashless catering EPOS systems;

♥  Secure access control systems including CCTV;

♥  Teacher and pupil 24 hour-accessible curriculum servers;

♥  All server based systems.

It's reassuring to know that we are able to protect our mission critical applications (with everRun) at the click of a button on a simple user interface. It really does make high availability protection an absolute breeze. 24/7 Uptime have always been very informative and responsive when we've asked for help. Good business relationships aren't just about money and ticking boxes; we enjoy great customer service from the 24/7 Uptime team.

IT Manager, Lakelands School

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