University of Lincoln case study

The University of Lincoln offers a range of student degree courses in the City of Lincoln. With an international reputation which has seen the University rise within the University League Table.

The challenge

  • Concerns about the viability of the traditional auto-loading, tape-based library system
  • System performance and the user experience being affected by back-up window
  • Regular failure of backups
  • Degrading of magnetic media compromising data recovery
  • High resources needed to restore a single file
  • Tape's inability to scale with data growth
  • Risks associated with keeping data onsite

The solution

  • Moving archived data onto cheaper tertiary storage
  • Online backup capability for mission critical systems
  • Stand-by servers in the event of a major incident
  • Backup windows have been reduced by over 50%
  • Freed up IT teams time to focus on other added-value projects

Why Redcentric

  • Excellent reputation
  • Proven track record within the education sector
  • Rapid service provisioning
  • 24/7 support

Industry / Sector



  • 20+ Virtual Servers
  • Managed Data Archiving service
  • Managed Data Backup service
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