Protecting crucial business data and emails using a remote backup solution in today’s digital world is essential. Unforeseen events such as hard drives crashes, viruses, theft and even natural disasters like fires and floods can cripple any size business. Remote backup solutions work by installing specially designed software onto your workstation or server. Once configured the remote backup software runs automatically in the background at a scheduled time, fully encrypts all your data to government standards and sends it safely via your internet connection to our UK data centres.
IDC, DTI & Gartner have proven that 70% of companies are forced to close after a major data loss and 70% of tape restores fail. This research reinforces the need for a secure, reliable and cost effective remote backup solution. Maybe even more alarmingly though is 96% of business PC’s and servers are not backed up regularly enough. 30% of UK companies have already made the transition to using remote backup, these businesses have the peace of mind knowing their data is safe using a remote backup.
Dependant on your IT infrastructure and setup will depend on the software version you’ll require. The two versions of our remote backup clients are server and workstation. Workstation edition can be installed on any PC, Laptop or MAC running the following operating systems, Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer including Windows 7, and Apple MAC OSX – v10.3 or above. The remote backup server edition runs on the following, Microsoft Windows Server (all versions – including 2000, 2003, 2008, SBS), UNIX-Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, FreeeBSD, Netware – 6.0 SP4 / 6.5 SP1 or above and Linux – Kernel 2.4 or above.
Easy and fast restoring from a remote backup is essential. When the time arises there are three simple and secure methods to restoring data from your remote backup. Firstly and the most common method is via the software, it takes just two clicks to download your complete, most up to date remote backup. The second way to restore files is via the web, as long as you’re online anywhere in the world you can access your remote backup files, great for travellers and businesses that have more than one office. Lastly is the bulk restore, this way allows us to restore your entire remote backup to an external hard drive and courier it out next day. It is mainly used by companies that have over 100GB remote backups that needing restoring.
Our technical team is always available to help you decide which remote backup solution is best suited to your needs. Please feel free to call anytime on 0330 2020129