The Need For a Strategic Business Backup Plan
A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term. These companies lacked a solid off-site backup disaster strategy and business continuity plan.
Unlike enterprises, many small businesses cannot afford optimal in-house strategies and solutions to assure business continuity in the event of a disaster. These companies are consequently at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of critical data. Loss of data could mean email, accounting data, patient or client files, company records, client legal records and other important data.
Let Us Develop a Business Backup Recovery Solution For You
While there are as many backup methods as there are companies, we can help you develop the best online managed backup and disaster recovery solution for your business. We evaluate your company’s business drivers and needs, and then determine a unique plan of action for your situation and ROI.
Implementing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan with regular, systematic and verified backup of your company’s files is absolutely critical. Our automated backup process virtually eliminates human error and equipment failure. Coupled with off-site data center file protection, your data security is ensured even in the event of system failure or catastrophic loss. All data is kept in a military grade backup facility (SAS 70 compliant) with mirrored backup locations. Whether you are backing up for compliance, disaster recovery or archiving, your data is easily accessible and always available whenever and wherever you need it. We help to assure business continuity for your business thorugh our backup strategy service.
Real-Time Managed Backups – Our “Incremental Forever” methodology captures all changes in increments of 15 minutes.
On-site Virtual Server – If any of your servers fail, our server virtualization technology embedded in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) allows servers to be restored and rebooted within two hours. The NAS multitasks so that, even while functioning as a virtual server, it can continue to back up data from other devices plugged into the NAS.
Full Hard Drive Images – We generate an image of all hard drive partitions. The data is stored AES-256 bit encrypted and compressed, reaching efficiencies as high as 2:1. We employ a block-level, not file-level backup, which means that data is captured at the level of 1s and 0s. Database applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server transfer data in blocks. Block transfer is the most efficient way to write to disk and is much less prone to errors such as those that result from file-level backups.
Intuitive and Flexible Data Restoration – Our solution allows for recovery of files, folders, partitions, mailboxes/messages, databases/tables using a quick and intuitive process. In case of a complete server failure we do support a bare metal restore to new hardware which has a different configuration, hardware and drivers as compared to the failed server. Our 15-minute incremental based backup allows restores to be done from any point in time, allowing for multiple versions of files, folders, messages/mailboxes, database/tables to be restored.
Secure Remote Online Backup Storage – After imaging the servers, the NAS device then creates an independent 256-bit encrypted tunnel and transmits the imaged data to a secure offsite location where it resides in an encrypted, compressed format. That remote site then replicates again to an alternate data center, creating a total of three copies of the data in three geographically distinct regions. Since the data is encrypted and only you have the key, no one has access at any of the remote storage facilities.
24×7 Proactively Managed Backup Solution – Our support department proactively monitors your backups. Failed processes generate immediate alerts to our engineers, who often remotely correct errors within minutes of receiving notification. In case of more serious NAS (Local Network Area Storage) issues, we will conduct repairs at your site. If any NAS units are irreparably damaged or destroyed, we will overnight ship replacements—pre-loaded with all stored data—directly to your location.
Affordable Cost – We offer a pricing package that is all inclusive of the complete backup and disaster recovery service with no hidden costs. You have the option of renting the NAS device or purchasing it upfront. Pricing is based on the amount of data that will be backed up.
A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term.
Traditional tapes are physically delicate and easily compromised by environmental factors such as heat, humidity, and magnetic interference. Moreover, tape cartridges must be replaced frequently (every 6-12 months). Tape’s innate sensitivity contributes to high failure rates, with analysts estimating that anywhere from 42 to 71 percent of tape restores fail. Even when magnetic tape backups are successful, tapes themselves are subject to loss or theft, and may be in the possession of an employee or vendor unable to reach a recovery site. Thus, even when physical backup and restoration processes succeed, tape may not prove to be as timely and appropriate a medium for data storage.
Time is a crucial consideration because each hour of server, application, and network downtime endured until data restoration comes at a high cost, especially to smaller businesses.
Online backup has become a valuable redundant solution for protecting data.
The benefits of an online backup strategy are:
- Data is backed up to disk which is generally more reliable than tape
- Data is encrypted for security purposes
- Backups are stored at a managed data center for easy restore
- Full images are created of your servers allowing a full restore (not just data files) in a fraction of the time it would take for a tape based restore