Our cloud backup and recovery solution provides a number of notable benefits for small and medium businesses.
The solution has an agentless architecture, meaning that no agents need to be installed on servers being backed up. This eliminates a variety of potential concerns, including software conflicts, problems managing multiple agents, and the need to reboot the server for agent installations and patches. Further, the agentless architecture centralizes backup administration.
With our cloud backup solution, scheduled backups are run automatically on a nightly basis. Your IT staff does not need to be involved, eliminating the potential for human error or forgotten backups. Backups can be configured to run multiple times per day.
Convenient Restore Options
If your hardware is rendered unusable by a disaster, such as for example, an office flood, Essential Data Services will provide you with a USB hard drive containing a restore of your data. Your entire database can be restored in as little as two hours. As another option, we can also provide you with alternate hardware, making sure that you are up and running in an expedient manner and with minimal interruptions.
Our cloud backup solution features autonomic healing, a process through which your backed up data is scanned and corrupt files are identified and repaired. Problematic files are fixed before a data restore reveals the problem, ensuring your data is always recoverable in the event of a disaster. Autonomic healing runs transparently in the background, at our offsite data centre.
By keeping a digital signature of the files that have already been backed up previously, Essential Data Services makes sure you don’t waste resources by backing up numerous copies of the same data. This de-duplication reduces bandwidth requirements and storage consumption.
Fast, Efficient and Intelligent Backups
Our cloud backup solution uses the latest technology in compression and sub-file backup, as a result only the data that was last changed is backed up, compressed and then transferred to our servers. You get a complete daily backup without compromising network bandwidth or increasing storage requirements.
In the event that your data needs to be recovered and restored, the data retrieval process is quick and easy. Restoration of an operating system from our servers can be completed in less than one hour. Data restoration can be performed by your internal staff, or with the help of our experienced technicians. Essential Data Services offers telephone and onsite support to minimize downtime and expedite the restore process – freeing your IT resources for higher payback activities.
Hybrid Cloud Computing
Essential Data Services, through our Powered by Asigra cloud backup solution, provides you with the option of backing up data to your own centralized backup servers in a private cloud, or to a public cloud infrastructure. You can also take a hybrid approach and back some data to a private cloud, and some data to a public cloud, or you can choose to replicate your backup between private and public clouds. Contact us to discuss the solution that is best for your needs.
Currently, many businesses store their data on tapes. However, tape-based recoveries are slow and unpredictable. Backup tapes are often stored offsite, and would need to be located and transported to your office location. This creates potential for lost tapes due to human error. Further, the quality of tapes degrades over time, which may lead to data becoming unrecoverable. Backing up your data in the cloud eliminates the high costs and inherent risks associated with tape backup.
Using a high-speed online connection, your data will be automatically backed up on a daily basis and transferred offsite to our secure data storage facility – a state-of-the-art electronic vault owned by Peer-1 Hosting. Further, our remote backup systems are configured on top-of-the-line IBM server servers and storage devices. Access to your data is available anytime and anywhere, as long as you have a web browser.
Secure Transmission of Backup Data
Essential Data Services uses the latest in advanced encryption technology, ensuring secure transfer of your to our servers. Our Powered by Asigra solution is based on an AES 128/256 encryption algorithm that has achieved US Government FIPS certification. Data is encrypted before being transferred to our electronic vaults, ensuring the safety and confidentiality of data both in-flight and at rest, and only you hold the encryption key. Further, advanced anti-virus and firewall technology is used to protect your data from outside attacks.