Seeding Data to the Cloud

Seeding Data to the Cloud Seeding data to the cloud is the process of physically shipping a copy of your data to the data centre so it can be uploaded manually. This counters one of the biggest hurdles of backing up to cloud storage; the initial full backup. For a lot of businesses located in Australia and New Zealand; there are some hurdles to overcome: Internet connection speeds Size of the data set Impact of office network speeds Potential of additional costs incurred from

Backing up Web Based E-mails

Backing up Web Based E-mails One of the more important parts of IT that has changed due to cloud computing is e-mail hosting. No longer are companies hosting their own e-mail; but opting for one of the common e-mail hosting solutions on the market (be it G-suite, Office365 or even GoDaddy). Even though it’s in the cloud; it’s still wise backing up web based e-mails. There are many ways which backing up web based e-mails can be done – that’s why we are going to go through a fe

Businesses need to Backup Cloud Data

Businesses need to Backup Cloud Data Businesses are more and more reliant on the cloud. Why wouldn’t they be? It’s flexible, cost effective and someone else’s problem when it’s not available – or is it? Below we’re going to discuss why it’s important businesses backup cloud data; and offer a few solutions that make it possible. Why would you want to backup cloud data in the first place? We know. We know. Your business has the majority of it’s workload in the cloud and it’s av

10 Year Challenge – How data backup has changed in that time!

10 Year Challenge – How data backup has changed since 2009! Since it’s the first fad of 2019; we thought we’d compare how data backup has changed over the last 10 years. Let’s begin by looking back on 2009. IT in 2009 Back in 2009, the world hadn’t fully realised the potential that the Internet had to offer to business. Most businesses (regardless of size) had some sort of physical server room – even if it was just a machine sitting in the corner of the main office. All criti

Warning about Cloud Backup Solutions

Warning about Cloud Backup Solutions With everything backup related; being able to automate as much as possible is key to being able to manage large data sets effectively. However we’ve recently discovered that some cloud backup solutions can drastically impact your businesses backup data. Situation We’ve recently taken over managing a business’s satellite office; as part of our Managed Backup Service offering. When we took over the site; overall their backup situation was in

Is your business ready for a Ransomware Recovery?

Is your business ready for a Ransomware Recovery? You may be asking ‘is ransomware still a thing?’ While it’s been a while since a major outbreak has hit mainstream media – we can assure you it’s still a thing. Now the question to ask is; ‘Are we prepared for a ransomware recovery?’ Every device needs a plan to counter ransomware Ransomware has the potential to impact every piece of technology that has data that your business relies upon. This includes: Endpoints: An endpoint

Is there a need for Office 365 backup?

Is there a need for Office 365 backup? The world is becoming automated and service orientated. With the movement to subscription based IT services; it’s easy to pay a regular, small fee for your business technology requirements. One offering from Microsoft is Office 365. It’s the Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for Microsoft Office; hosted in the cloud by Microsoft. However; with this newer offering of subscription service – blurred lines on who is responsible for what

Cloud Backups – 5 Benefits to Businesses

Cloud Backups – 5 Benefits to Businesses Cloud backups is becoming a very common buzz word in the backup and recovery industry these days. Unlike five years ago, the conditions of entry are not as exclusive. So is it time to consider a cloud backup solution for business purposes? We review some of the benefits your business can gain by doing so. Cloud Backup Cost As the old adage goes; storage is cheap. There is no difference when it comes to cloud storage and cloud backups.

The top 4 reasons why Cloud Backup isn’t enough to protect your business

The top 4 reasons why Cloud Backup isn’t enough to protect your business It’s always good to have a Plan B with anything in life. Data protection isn’t any different. Placing your faith completely in cloud backup to cover you from major data loss; and having a single point of failure is just asking for trouble. Below are the four largest barriers against solely relying on cloud backup. Relying on just a single cloud backup location is bad for business! 1. Redundancy A backup

Benefits gained through Data De-duplication

Benefits gained through Data De-duplication One of the big advances of storage technologies in the last decade is Data De-duplication (shortened to de-dupe). What we are going to focus on the benefits gained through De-duplication within backups for SMB and SME sized businesses. Russian Dolls are a good example of de-duplication. They’re all similar and save space by all being stored within the largest doll! What is Data De-duplication? Data De-duplication is a method of data