March 20, 2020

Data Backup Solutions

Online backup service, also known as cloud backup or backup-as-a service is a method of offsite data storage in which files, folders, or the entire contents of a hard drive are regularly backed up on a remote server or computer with a network connection. The purpose behind online backup is simple and straightforward: To protect the information – be it business data or personal – from the risk of loss associated with fire, theft, hacking, or any other kind of technological disasters.

The following are the top benefits of online backup:

Convenience

The convenience offered by online backup solutions is indisputable. Though data can be stored on other transportable devices such as external hard drives or flash drives, even they require manual, physical handling. Online backup is accessible from anywhere, so long as there is internet connectivity; information is saved automatically as it streams in. You do not have to proactively save, label and track information. Rather, the convenience of online backup allows for you to concentrate solely on your work without worrying about data loss.

Safety

As your data is stored in the Cloud, you are not subject to the typical threats of fire, flooding or theft. In fact, data that is stored in the Cloud is generally stored on secure, encrypted servers and systems, which minimizes the risks your data can incur. However, it must be noted that while some cloud storages do tout encryption services, you can never be too secure – and depending on the type of data that you’re looking to store, we can provide customized encryption protocols to greater increase security measures on this data.

Ease of Recovery

Due to multiple levels of redundancy, if data is lost or deleted, most likely through individual user error or deletion, backups are available and easily located. Multiple levels of redundancy means that your online backup service stores multiple copies of your data in locations independent of each other. The more levels you have stored, the better as each ensures that your data is safeguarded against loss as much as possible, allowing you to access a backed up version of your data should it ever get lost.

Ease of Access

As the Cloud has no singular physical location, remote access is also a simple and feasible benefit to online backup. So long as you can connect to the remote server, you have access to all the data that you have stored in the Cloud, without having to do anything differently. From wherever your contact point is, gaining access to your information backed up online from your remote device is done the same way, ensuring consistency and an easy approach across platforms.

Affordability

Cloud-based back up can be less expensive than the cost of tape drives, servers, or other hardware and software elements necessary to perform the back up; the media on which the backups are stored; the transportation of media to a remote location for safekeeping; and the IT labor required to manage and troubleshoot backup systems.Our cloud b based systems cost much less than traditional data backup solutions and our plans include the costs of troubleshooting.

In conclusion, you can easily see that cloud data backup can benefit you in a variety of ways and having the proper provider for these solutions can make it even simper to understand and implement. Speak with your local tech expert now to order services or answer any other questions you might have regarding these services.

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What type should we go with?

We offer a variety of solutions to ensure your data is safe and secure both on site and in the cloud so that you can have peace of mind and easy access to the information that matters to you and your customers the most. Our solutions are based on what works best for your needs, making use of a variety of different applications and networks.

Our solutions are able to ensure that data from critical programs such as Quickbooks, Simply Accounting, Freshbooks and others is safe and secure as you generate more critical information. We also provide backup solutions to ensure your files, photos and documents are backed up to a safe, secure location.

 

Hybrid Systems

We offer solutions that incorporate both on site hardware that can act as a local file server as well as a VPN access point. Such hardware is used to act as a first point local backup which then backs up to a remote server that is managed by our designated server provider. Our provider specializes in corporate and enterprise data center solutions and has years of experience of proving as a reliable cloud provider. The ultimate solution is a hybrid system because of its reliability, reasonable pricing and quick recovery times. It offers the best of both the software and hardware side of backup solutions without the full requirement of an in house server setup and off site data center. For more information on this, please contact us.

 

Software Systems

We offer specialized software from trusted partners that can be installed on each workstation that is able to scan real-time file changes and back them up to a trusted cloud provider. We offer a variety of different options in this scenario depending on the type of data and the amount that is required to be backed up. This is the most cost effective solution and includes support in the packages shown below. The down side to software based backup solutions is the increased time it can take to restore data in the event of a data loss on site, and it can draw network usage when on-demand backup is enabled (as opposed to scheduled backups). For more information on this, please contact us.

 

Hardware Systems

The traditional method of data backup for most corporate businesses has been a local server or NAS device to act as a backup solution. This is the fastest backup solution in terms of backup and restore speeds (except hybrid which uses local hardware to avoid this issue) and provides the most custom solutions for special case needs. It can act as a file share system as well and a VPN access point for external data access. The downside to this is that there is no off site backups which some insurance companies may require and also could result in complete data loss in the event of a natural disaster, theft or a total system failure (which is why the hardware must be monitored and upgraded frequently). The benefit to this solution and the reason most corporate environments use in house hardware is that they have total control over the data and this provides a sense of greater privacy, although software and hybrid backups incorporate advanced encryption technology which is extremely secure as well.

Hybrid Systems

We offer solutions that incorporate both on site hardware that can act as a local file server as well as a VPN access point. Such hardware is used to act as a first point local backup which then backs up to a remote server that is managed by our designated server provider. Our provider specializes in corporate and enterprise data center solutions and has years of experience of proving as a reliable cloud provider. The ultimate solution is a hybrid system because of its reliability, reasonable pricing and quick recovery times. It offers the best of both the software and hardware side of backup solutions without the full requirement of an in house server setup and off site data center. For more information on this, please contact us.