What Is Backup And Disaster Recovery?
Backups are copies of computer data from IT systems that can either be computer systems, servers or databases, and that data is taken, to be stored elsewhere. This other place can be another server such as a physical server or a cloud server via a cloud service.
Disaster recovery is an effective and organised method of responding and recovering access and functionality to an IT infrastructure that has been impacted by a negative cyber event.
Business Critical Data Backup, Monitoring and Recovery – Within minutes …
All user data can be easily backed up, regardless of employee location or device.
Using our cloud data backup solution, we can securely backup and restore directly from Google Workspace, or Microsoft Office 365, on an automated schedule to constantly protect your data from business-impacting loss.
(We also provide Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 specialist implementation and support.)
In the event that such a loss occurs, this data can be quickly restored to the affected users within minutes, allowing for your business to get back up and running as soon as possible.
Automated Server & Cloud Backup
For business critical systems, we provide a fully featured data backup and protection platform that protects both physical and virtual servers/systems automatically with a higher degree of redundancy.
These solutions provide the ability to recover granular data quickly, from multiple points in time, or use local or cloud virtualisation, to ensure systems can be restored to a pre-disaster state within minutes, even in the event of a server failure or disaster.
Our modern, fully featured cloud-based Data Backup solutions to ensure data security, and cover the following platforms:
- Windows Desktop Backup
- Office 365 Backup
- Google Workspace Backup
- Salesforce Backup
Common FAQs about our Backup & Disaster Recovery
We often receive questions about our Backup & Disaster Recovery services so we thought we would clear them up with some helpful FAQs below. Of course, you can also pick the phone up and speak with us as we would be more than happy to help.
WHY IS BACKUP IMPORTANT?
Data backup is a key requirement to ensure that business data is available and in the event of technical issue such as a system crash or hard drive failure, data corruption or natural or man-made disasters.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY?
Data backup prevents data loss, whereas disaster recovery platforms ensure that at the point of system failure, the loss of system platforms do not impact productivity. A Backup and Disaster recovery solution (BDR) performs ongoing backup and resilience in the event of system failure, with continuous backup throughout DR regardless of whether the recovery is performed on-premise or in the cloud.
WHICH SYSTEM’S ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TO BACKUP AND RESTORE IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER?
Backup should be data centric rather than a focus on specific platforms – A full data audit should be performed to locate all organisational data on-premise, in the cloud and on 3rd party platforms to ensure a complete backup strategy is in place. Typically successful data management leverages centralised data storage on resilient and backed up platforms.
DOES MICROSOFT 365 BACKUP YOUR DATA?
Microsoft 365 (Office 365) does not include any built in backup and recovery capabilities. there are a significant benefits of having all data within Microsoft 365 but it is important to implement cloud-to-cloud backup to ensure your IT team can granularly recover lost emails, folders, files, and more in a matter of minutes, even for deleted items.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BACKUP FILES?
A successful backup program takes into consideration the criticality of data, onsite backup enables fast backup and restoration, but does not provide the additional redundancy of offsite backup. CloudTech24 can help you assess your current approach and ensure you have a comprehensive and managed backup strategy.
WHAT BACKUP PROVIDERS DO YOU USE?
CloudTech24 have technical partnerships with a number of leading technology vendors, including Avepoint, Acronis, Datto, Spanning and Unitrends.
WHERE IS MY DATA BACKED UP TO?
CloudTech24 backup solutions backup both onsite and in secure cloud repository. All of our cloud backup solutions compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
HOW OFTEN IS MY DATA BACKED UP?
CloudTech24 backup solutions perform backup based on a regular schedule depending of the platform requirement. For Server backup on premise backup ensures that backup and restoration can be performed much quicker and when combined with cloud backup this provides offsite redundancy in the event of a natural disaster. Our cloud to cloud backup solutions ensure redundancy and are typically backed up either daily or multiple times daily – depended on the requirement and solution implemented.