All businesses need to understand that data backup is only 1 of 3 key areas to consider.
Your data represents a significant corporate asset. For many professional companies part of your business is keeping other people’s records. Make sure that you can recover your data assets and those of your customers after a business interruption due to natural or human disaster. This means backing up your data on a regular basis and ensuring that you can restore it in a timely fashion. We’ll work with you to design a back-up and recovery solution that meets the needs of your business – whether that means backing up every 15 minutes, or once per day. Back-ups can be routinely automated so that you don’t have to trust that someone has manually started a recent back-up.
Data Archiving is NOT Data Backup. Businesses need to understand that retention of data may not be part of a backup strategy. Long term data retention is essential for many businesses to conform for regulatory requirements and having a platform to access that data is equally as important. Standup any historical data backup as a running machine and access your data completely.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Building, office or server unavailable? Run your business from a backup in your private cloud!
Keep Your Older Data ACCESSIBLE!
Archiving is important for legal and compliance reasons.
Data archives (file retention) is often confused with data backups. Data backups are used to restore data in case it is overwritten, deleted, corrupted or destroyed. In contrast, data archives protect older information that is not needed for everyday operations but may occasionally need to be accessed. Over time applications will change which can make accessing backup data nearly impossible.
With a professionally designed archive plan you can run a backup as a virtual machine on an isolated network also referred to as a “Sandbox”. This virtual machine will run alongside your live system without conflicting. It will be an exact running copy of your machine as it was on the day of backup. This ensures applications are always at the correct version for accessing your valued data even if it’s years old.
Without data archiving an audit can be a very COSTLY and DISRUPTIVE process. With an archive plan in place, audits are streamlined and occur with minimal or no business interruptions. No more searching through old paper files for the auditors!
Continuity in the Face of Disaster or Failure.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
No one can predict the future, but be prepared to meet the worst head on.
What would happen to your revenue stream if your critical systems went down for an hour? For a day? For a week? Only your organization can decide the impact of downtime on your business. While some risks to business continuity, for example natural or human disasters are based on geography, some run across industries despite location. Every industry faces different potential risks that must be taken into consideration when planning for business continuity and disaster recovery.
We make sure that you protect your business from failing due to a technology disaster. Our fail-over platform prevents loss, by automatically moving data from a compromised server to a new one. The system maintains a continuously synchronized copy of your servers, to ensure that at any given time, your data can be restored. Even if all of your servers go down, your data is stored offsite on a ready-to-run basis so you can continue to provide business services with no loss of data. If you or your clients need to stay up and running even when your physical premise has been destroyed, then we can help you prepare technically for that level of business continuity.
Ensure Data Security and Customer Privacy
Defending Against Threats
With new threats coming online every hour, ensuring that your data cannot be compromised from external attack or internal error, is a tricky business. We have more than three decades of experience working with network gateway security and end-point anti-malware, as well as training staff to identify potential threats before they make the mistake of clicking on them. This is why we stress the importance of your last line of defense when we discuss the benefits of backup and archiving.
Last Line of Defense!
No matter how good your employee training, Antivirus, Spam Protection or Firewall is, you are never more than 1 mouse click from away from possible catastrophe.
A professionally designed backup and archive solution protects your business from all forms of data catastrophe. Our security solutions leverage network and application planning expertise, industry knowledge and business-process know-how to create pragmatic, secure approaches to online business.
Keep Your Data in Canada
Canadian Data Centers
Sometimes you need your data and sometimes you need your data NOW! When backups are large it can take days or even weeks to recover the data over an Internet connection. Keeping data in Canada means that we can copy your backups to an external drive and drop ship to you within hours of receiving a call and there are no customs to clear or International shipping to arrange.
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