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Servers, storage
and backup

With data demands in schools increasing, it is critical to have the right server and storage infrastructure to suit your school’s data requirements. Historically, limitations on the performance of hardware and problems with manageability meant that multiple servers were needed to support multiple functions, such as curriculum and administration systems. This is no longer the case.

We provide expert advice on how to get the most out of your existing physical hardware and offer a wide range of options from virtualisation to moving your infrastructure to the cloud. Many of these solutions can reap huge savings in money, time and space but the right solution will depend on your current hardware, spend and aspirations.

Why it works for you


With the advent of secure and reliable remote storage there has never been a better time to look at cloud storage to provide you with secure anytime, anywhere access to your data.

We will work with you to configure and design a solution that meet the demands of an educational environment and offers you an affordable solution that lasts.


Every school’s server and storage requirements are different. Together we will configure a solution that achieves the right balance between scalability, flexibility and performance.

Teaching and learning

Students and teachers can enjoy secure and easy access to their files and folders with the applications they need at any time from any device allowing them to easily communicate and collaborate; whether at home or at school.


RM experts can advise on how to secure your data both within the school and as you start to use more cloud-based technologies and mobile devices. Whether you want to backup physical servers or virtual environments, restore individual files or have full disaster recovery we can help you plan and eliminate the risks of losing your critical data.


With the right infrastructure curriculum content and data is readily accessible, secure and ‘just works’ so that you can free up time and resources to focus on what matters most; supporting the teaching and learning in your school.


Partnering with RM gives you access to a dedicated team of support engineers. So should the worst happen, you are only a few steps away from getting everything back up and running in the shortest possible time – with no loss of important data.

Many, many years of excellent support. A real understanding of the issues facing school networks.

M. Gingell - ICT Communications Chesham Park Community College

Our Products

RM Recommends Servers & Storage

Our range of RM Recommends Servers and Storage have been carefully chosen by RM, in collaboration with Dell EMC, taking into consideration schools needs now and in the future. Whether your school has an on-site or cloud network, our range will support this.

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Backup and disaster recovery

RM offers a range of options to help you with your data management, from local backup to full backups of servers into the cloud.

RM Cloud Backup - Disk-to-Disk-to-Cloud

Save on licencing, infrastructure and management costs by backing up using our secure, easy to manage cloud backup service. Unlike traditional backup techniques, cloud backup is highly flexible and scalable and you only pay for the data stored.

RM Cloud Backup - Disk-to-Cloud

For schools not currently using a dedicated backup server, our D2C offering allows backup of files and folders (not System State or applications such as SQL, Exchange and/or SharePoint) directly to Azure.

On-Premise Backup - Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape

We have a range of RM Recommends traditional local backup storage systems.

Whether you want to back up physical servers or virtual environments, restore individual files or full disaster recovery, we will work with you to provide the optimal backup solution.

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We have experience of virtualising networks in education from the largest academies to the smallest primary school to help make more efficient use of existing physical server resources to reduce operating costs, power consumption and give greater overall reliability.

We provide everything you’ll need to get up and running with a virtualised network from licensing to installation and from training to support. Whether you’re using VMware® or Microsoft Hyper-V™ for your virtual solution, RM have a range of training courses to help deepen your knowledge.

RM can deliver a fully certified private cloud offering. RM is a Citrix Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and are their biggest partner in UK Education. For Community Connect networks CC4 Anywhere powered by Citrix XenApp 7.6 makes a user’s CC4 desktop available on almost any device in almost any location via the internet. In addition we can implement VDI solutions powered by Citrix on Microsoft Windows networks.

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Everything is faster, stability is better, there's less down time and we are less stressed, everybody wins.

Alistair Hetherington - Network Manager, Longbenton Community College

Our Modules

Skills and CPD
Skills and CPD

CPD and training to give your staff the confidence and skills to use IT in their lessons and make the most of technology available.

Infrastructure, hardware and devices

Hardware to manage the flow of data across your network. Devices to help engage and inspire your staff and students to innovate, share and collaborate.

Servers, storage and backup
Servers, storage and backup

Make the most of technological advances to reduce ongoing costs and the efficiency of your IT.


Wireless to ensure fair and reliable access to educational materials, applications and online resources.

Network management, reporting and  security tools
Network management, reporting and security tools

A range of tools to support teaching and learning, extend network access and keep your network and children safe and secure.

Cloud technologies
Cloud technologies

Harness cloud technologies to reduce the amount of hardware you need in your school, save money on ongoing costs whilst increasing accessibility and collaboration.

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