Backup Systems

We design and implement backup and recovery systems that allow for full and rapid recovery of systems’ functionality with minimised downtime and expense. We assist businesses in analysing their existing backups systems and their ability to recover systems’ functionality.

We utilise Storagecraft ShadowProtect for complete backup and recovery of servers. ShadowProtect backups are typically configured to run on an hourly basis throughout the business day – reducing exposure to data loss to less than an hour, the time between an event and last backup.

We can completely customise a solution to a clients individual requirements, scheduling more frequent backups to further reduce data loss windows, and changing the destination of backups to onsite, another office or datacenter, or completely off clients network. We monitor backups daily to ensure that data or systems can be reliably recovered.

Disaster Recovery

We assist clients in preparation for disaster with creation of disaster recovery plans. Our documented process and procedures help to recover and protect a businesses IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

The disaster recovery plan helps ensure minimal delays in getting operations running again, safeguards the reliability of standby systems, minimises decision making and stress in a stressful situation, and reduces likelihood of legal liabilities.

We always build our solutions with recovery in mind. Whether we implement cloud services and solutions with built-in redundancy or onsite systems protected with Storagecraft ShadowProtect. We know we can recover systems, applications, and data quickly to the same or different hardware or virtual environments, avoiding downtime and its costs.

Backups Replication

We implement and provision online replication of encrypted ShadowProtect backups from server systems to our offsite storage. We use Storagecraft ImageManager to manage and replicate the backup files created by ShadowProtect.

iTOPS Ltd | Backup SystemsAs an incremental backup completes, ImageManager automatically begins the replication of the image offsite. As the backups are replicated immediately, any exposure to data loss is limited to the time window between when the backups occur and an event. We run ImageManager both onsite, and offsite, with identical retention settings to maintain two complete sets of consolidated backup images.

As the data is stored off site and off network, it is no longer exposed to security issues on the local network, such as a situation where an administrator inadvertently deleted, or ran into malware issues, corrupting or encrypting file shares. The complete system, or any data, can be recovered to any other system.

Pricing is based on storage, with no data egress costs, and is $100 / month for each 1TB stored offsite.

Cloud Backups

We implement a direct online backup solution, using Storegate backup software on office systems, backing up directly over an internet connection to HP managed datacenter storage. As data is stored off site and off network, it is no longer exposed to security issues on the local network. Data can be recovered to any other system.

Pricing is based on storage, with no data egress costs, and is:

  • 10GB       $23.95/month
  • 50GB       $33.95/month
  • 100GB     $65.95/month
  • 250GB   $155.95/month