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Disaster Protection

All data will inevitably be lost, it is only a question of when. So the imperative becomes ensuring that the data is properly backed up, and can be restored in a timely fashion. The first consideration is how much data you can afford to loose, 10 minutes worth? 30 minutes, 2 hours, 6 hours, 2 days, a week? Different types of data require different types of disaster protection. Databases and email are two particularly sophisticated examples of types of data that change constantly, and will likely require a replication system, instead of a backup system.

Your data can only be considered secure if it is protected from both disclosure and destruction. Our remote backup disaster recovery plans use 256bit SSL encryption (the same system that protects your credit card and banking information as it traverses the internet), and when your data arrives at the secure storage site it is protected by the Advanced Encryption Standard.

Depending on which plan you choose, we also maintain multiple revisions of your files, from different dates. This further protects you from unrecognized lost or alteration of your files. With a traditional single backup system, if a file is accidentally altered or damaged, and the next scheduled backup runs, it overwrites the good copy of the file, and now all you have is a backup of a damaged file. Our system stores multiple revisions of the file, and allows you to choose to restore from any one of the dates that the file was backed up.

Disaster Planning

It's important to have a plan, but also to test that plan regularly to make sure that when the inevitable disaster happens, things will go according to that plan. Let us work with you to design a plan that works for you. Combined with our monitoring service, we can switch your services to a failover system immediately, so that people accessing your services do not notice the problem, and allows you the necessary time to recover. However there are still other things to consider; will you need access to temporary servers to restore your systems to so you can get them back online as quickly as possible? How current does the data need to be on the failover systems? Will the failover system be read only, and if not, how will you re-sync the data from the failover system once the main system comes back online. Call us so we can start developing a disaster recovery plan before it is too late.

Disaster Recovery

Having a backup of your data is critically important, but the usefulness may be diminished if it takes a few days to retrieve that backup and restore it. Our unique system allows you to pull individual files out of the backup repository, as well as initiate full and partial restore operations from a convenient yet powerful web interface. The ability to nearly instantly extract individual files from the repository offers increased flexibility over tapes or other linear media. For a tour of our system, or to get started on your backup plan, call for an appointment with one of our expert analysts.

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