DATA PROTECTION

We offer local network and cloud based data backup and real-time cloud based data recovery.

SECURE DATA PROTECTION

Everywhere you turn these days, you are hearing more and more about data backup, disaster recovery and the pitfalls of not having a solid business recovery plan.

There are all kinds of acronyms attached to it as well that we in the IT world throw out like candy from Santa Clause at the  Thanksgiving Day parade.  If I have learned nothing else, it is IT loves acronyms.  Then you have the mysterious cloud. . . Where is the cloud? What kind of cloud is it, cumulus, nimbus, those really wispy looking ones?  The one thing I believe EVERYONE can agree on is that your company better have a plan for their data or you could be looking for a new job.  Even though everyone agrees they should have a plan, according to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark Survey,

“More than 60% of those who took the survey do not have a fully documented DR (disaster recovery) plan and another 40% admitted that the DR plan they currently have did not prove very useful when it was called on to respond to their worst disaster recovery event  or scenario”

Think about how difficult and annoying it is when there is a problem with your mobile device or computer and you cannot access your email or database.  You try to create workarounds so you can get you job accomplished while also searching for help to get your device and data back online.  Now take that a step further-everyone in your organization is experiencing that same problem-and you have a true enterprise wide interruption.  Now you cannot access any of your information, any of your applications and all data is gone.  Your billing department couldn’t bill, your shipping department couldn’t ship, your sales department would no longer have access to their client’s information or pricing of your goods and services, your service department would no longer have access to your service ticketing system so you clients wouldn’t receive any or get delayed service.  What would this total breakdown in communication and productivity do to your business?  What if it lasted for more than a few hours, a day-what if it went on for multiple days or a week because you couldn’t get your network back up and retrieve your lost data?

Now think of the impact all of this would have, not only on the company’s bottom line, but also on your company’s reputation.  Pretty scary stuff, huh?  You need a real world solution to get back to work as quickly and effectively as possible when a disaster strikes.  Where do you start?  I will break it down to the three main things you need to be thinking about when it comes to disaster recovery (here come a couple of the acronyms we all love):

Recovery Point Objective (RPO)- What is the age of the files that need to be recovered when the network goes down?  So, how far back do you need to go in time to get back operational?  Ideally you do not want to lose any data, but there is a better chance that old data has been archived.

Recovery Time Objective (RTO)- How long can you stand for your network and applications to be down or how long can you live without your RPO?  It could be a day, few hours or even minutes.

Verification of Back Ups- This is where most organizations fall terribly short.  You have to put a plan in place to systematically test your RPO and RTO to make sure that in case of a network disaster you can actually achieve the goals you have set for your recovery plan.  Yes, this could involve the cloud.  An example of this would be to spin up a virtual server with all of your mission critical data and applications to verify your RPO and RTO.

Now that we’ve imagined all these disastrous situations, let’s imagine a different scenario.  Imagine having all you data archived in easily-retrievable digital formats, you identified what information you need, how long you can bear to be without it and you’ve tested and verified your backups at regular intervals.  Congratulations, you now a have a reliable business continuity plan in place to protect your business, employees and clients!  If you would like some help with designing these processes contact us we will be happy to help guide you

 

   

 

Backup capabilities

DISK IMAGE BACKUP

Protect entire disks and partitions on Windows for full system recovery. Restore your system to either physical, VM or the cloud.

• Backup directly to the cloud (Azure, AWS, etc)
• No spool space required
• Restore directly to devices/partitions ‘bare-metal recovery’
• Restore as virtual disk files (.vmdk)

FILES & FOLDERS BACKUP

Easily protect files/folders in Windows, Linux and MacOS with the added benefits of configuration for:

• Custom schedules
• Custom exclusions
• Custom retention
• Remotely configuring backups from your server

OFFICE 365

Back up your entire organization’s Office365 including critical pieces of data such as:

• Outlook email records
• Contacts & Calendar
• OneDrive
• Sharepoint

 

Application backup capabilities

 

Microsoft SQL Server

Protect SQL Server 2005 and above, including SQL Server 2019 with no spool space required.

Microsoft Hyper-V

Protect all versions of Hyper-V running on Windows Server, including Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Exchange

 Protect Exchange Server 2007 and above, including 2019.

Windows Server System State

Windows Server System State supports backing up System State .vhd files.

Windows System Backup

Protect entire system volumes as .vhd / .vhdx files.

MySQL

Supports Oracle MySQL and compatible servers such as MariaDB and Percona Server with no spool space required.

MongoDB

Protect MongoDB databases with no additional spool space required. This allows you to backup:

» Self-hosted MongoDB server software
» MongoDB Community Server
» MongoDB Enterprise Server
» TokuMX / Percona Server for Mongo

Protect Cloud hosted MongoDB services (SaaS)

» MongoDB Atlas
» Amazon DocumentDB with MongoDB Compatibility
» Azure CosmosDB’s API for MongoDB
» Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for MongoDB

Application-Aware Writer

Our ‘Application-Aware Writer’ feature allows you to  back up files in applications that utilize a VSS writer. Uses  for this include backing up:

» OracleDB
» MailStore Server
» Microsoft Dynamics CRM
» Microsoft Sharepoint
» Pervasive PSQL

Program Output

You may use the “Program Output” stdout Protected Item type as an integration point to back up a variety of different programs including:

» Percona Server
» Interbase XE7
» PostgreSQL
» Firebird
» Cockroach DB
» CouchDB
» RethinkDB
» Neo4j
» Docker
» WordPress

Unlimited Cloud Backup

$ 79.99 Monthly
  • $79.99 Platform Fee
  • Monthly add-ons
  • $20 - Server License/Synology per endpoint
  • $10 - Workstation License per endpoint
  • $5 - MS Office 365 per user
  • $10 - Disk Image device

250 GB Network Backup

$ 49.99 Monthly
  • $49.99 Add-on Fee
  • Extra 250 GB Space for Clients Who Lease A Dedicated Remote Access Server

 

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