A backup is a copy of data stored in a separate location. A backup can be used in the case of a data loss event to restore corrupted or lost data back to its original form.
Data loss can occur for several different reasons, are few example are;
- Natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods that can severely damage equipment
- Malicious cyber attacks such a ransomware that can lock you out of your own files until a ransom is paid for a decryption key
- Equipment failure where your server or workstation has failed due to age or condition
- User error where an employee has accidentally moved or deleted files
- Software failure where a patch or update causes system instability
Our backup solutions are tailored to each individual customers requirements but there are two definable categories currently popular with most sites and configurations.
Network attached storage or NAS drives are devices that are attached to your network and can then talk to each one of the workstations on the network. This allows an automated backup to occur and the NAS acts as a vault storing all the required information from each device on the network. We can setup a USB hard drive that can be plugged into the NAS and taken offsite at the end of the day to keep the data at a separate location. We can manage this backup system remotely to ensure functional backups are occurring or we can setup alerts to be sent to management if errors do occur. The advantage of this system is there are minimal reoccurring costs and your data is being stored locally.
Cloud backups are backed up to the cloud and are automatically offsite for peace of mind in terms of possible disaster to your physical premises. Prosouth has partnered with several different cloud backup service providers and can offer a range of solutions. We can offer offsite cloud backups that are hosted within New Zealand and also off shore. In order for cloud backups to work efficiently we recommend that you have at least a VDSL internet connection, ideally fibre. We tailor the cloud based backup solution to each customers requirements. The advantage of cloud backups is there is not a large up front cost and we manage the backup system remotely to ensure data is being saved correctly.
Enquiries regarding backup solutions can be sent directly to our backup team – email@example.com