Fusion Housing, a respected housing support charity, has today chosen Securstore, provider of Cloud Backup, to protect its mission-critical data across multiple sites. Fusion Housing provides a range of services to vulnerable individuals, including its financial Bond Bank, recycling, central services, learning, support and accommodation advice.
Due to the sensitivity of its data the non-profit organisation needed a secure solution that supports multiple backup sites as well as offering simple recovery procedures and strong compliance. These requirements could not be addressed by a standard off the shelf backup solution.
Lewis Barker, IT Manager at Fusion Housing said, “After extensive market research into Cloud Backup providers, we decided to move away from tape backups as it proved time consuming to manage and prone to regular unforeseen errors. Securstore was the best choice – its combination of a secure solution with excellent 24/7 technical support, as well as its independent recognition within the Cloud Backup marketplace, proves we have made the right choice.”
Fusion Housing’s data growth roadmap meant it required advanced control over what to backup. Securstore combats this challenge in two ways. Firstly its two-tier storage medium lets customers set retention rules on old file based backup sets. This moves old/non-changing data to an archive tier. Secondly the software GUI (graphical user interface) lets Fusion Housing add to and modify its backups 24 hours a day.
Lewis Barker continued, “As a charity cost and budget is always a key factor in our decision to implement new services. With Securstore, its unique multi-tier storage solution means the cost of older data storage is cheaper compared to critical data. This makes sense for our organisational strategy. We would never compromise on value but we also want a long term cost-effective solution – Securstore gives us this flexibility which is particularly important for an organisation like ours.”
Securstore uses 256 Bit AES encryption so data is encrypted both before it leaves the firewall and while it is stored in the data centre. Using a provider with ISO 27001 certification which is subjected to regular independent audits provides Fusion Housing the confidence that processes and procedures are being followed for protecting sensitive information.
Saaher Muzafer, CSO of Securstore said, “We are delighted to welcome Fusion Housing to our portfolio of clients. Its services cover all aspects of housing assistance; an extremely worthy cause. Our solution has been tailored to suit its technological and budgetary requirements – a key factor for a charitable organisation when choosing a long term backup provider.”