Enterprise Grade Backups
Every business knows that backups are a necessity, unfortunately there are too many companies working without a good (or indeed any) backup strategy. Maintaining backups yourself will cost money and time. However, when a backup is needed, this investment would be the best investment you ever made. 25% of companies never recover after a significant data loss. So, backup!
Over time your systems change and when this happens things you thought were being backed up, become omitted. We'll take a look at your backup strategy and make sure that everything that is important to you is included. Perhaps you're not sure if everything required to backup certain elements like your e-mail have been included. We will check that all aspects of your mission-critical systems are included.
If there is significant risk we might suggest a second backup procedure. The first being an automated onsite hourly solution and the second a daily off-site rotation of high-capacity hard drives. These two backups are very different, one protects you from loss of data during your day's work, and the other protects you from fire and theft. Having two backups gives you real peace of mind.
Backing up to a hard drive or digital tape and taking the media off-site involves you remembering to do so. These days your offsite backup can be run directly over the Internet to practically any other location. There are two drawbacks, the first is your Internet connection becomes unresponsive to your other requirements, such as checking e-mail and browsing the web. The second is that retrieving a large amount of accumulated backup information over the Internet can take days. The first problem can be remedied in two ways, by backing up small chunks at a time during your working day or doing your complete backup while your Internet connection is not being used after nightfall. For the second issue we at iSOS have deployed a backup server locally which enables us to deliver the backup data to your doorstep. If required the backup data can be archived to an external hard drive and couriered overnight.