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Off site backup: The cheapest insurance you can buy right now for your Business Security

27th March 2020

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Disaster recovery plan - backup, monitoring, redundancy, mitigation and response
Off site backups is the most important component to your disaster recovery plan

Extract from a real conversation with a Perth based SME:

Q: Is your IT system backed up?
A: Yes of course it is, let me show you. We have 5 active servers located here and then the daily backups located here.
Q: Are they all on the same connected network?
A: Err yes, they are all in our IT rack in the back office. Why?

On face value they are backed up. However, in reality having live and backed up data in the same connected location is NOT SAFE. In the event of a virus infecting your live data or an IT glitch hitting you, your entire IT infrastructure (backups included) and thus your ability to operate your business is compromised and at risk. For example, please refer to our real-world article describing the devastating effect a virus such as CryptoLocker or ransomware can have on the unprotected business.

There is a simple and low-cost solution that can be implemented almost immediately. Offsite Backups.

Offsite backups ensure that your data is backed up to the cloud, physically segregated from your live IT infrastructure. You can view Offsite backups as a low-cost insurance policy against disaster affecting your business.

Business on track thanks to DC Two
Having an off-site backup means your business can be back working again in a matter of hours not days / weeks after a disaster

How much does it cost?

The cost of offsite backup is driven by 2 primary factors - The size of the data to backup and the number of servers the data is contained on. Importantly offsite backup insurance is more than just storing your data. DC Two provides the most comprehensive service from protection through to availability:

  • Backup data capture
  • Backup data storage
  • Automated incremental change capture
  • Backup data availability and recovery

DC Two can provide offsite backups in our Australian hosted datacentres for as little as 9c per gigabyte of data per month (take advantage of our FIRST MONTH FREE offer today) . Plus, your data could be backed up the same day you contact us.

Offsite Backup Options and Features

Off-Site Backup Feature
Physical data capture and upload
We take a physical copy of your data and manually upload direct to our cloud servers via our secure high-speed datacentre infrastructure. This approach bypasses the need to transfer large amounts of data over public internet
Remote data capture and upload
Available for most solutions. As an option the solution can be implemented via remote desktop transfer or mail / courier service to deliver your data to our location
Veeam Cloud Connect
Using industry leading software tools to automate your backups and replication, providing your business constant protection
Isolated and segregated backups
Some viruses and crypto lockers can trace down network lines into all connected infrastructure. Isolation and segregation of backups protects against catastrophic virus spread
Reliable security
Our team of cloud experts understand the full system life cycle, so implement the correct configurations and security measures
Capture and store your full IT networking infrastructure for complete segregated disaster protection
Fast data restoration
Our solution allows you to restore within hours, rather than days which could occur with a poorly defined backup strategy

Contact DC Two today to discuss your offsite backup options and get your first month FREE. Gain peace of mind from 'Insuring' your business security and continuity.

Contact us today to speak to our experts about your off site back up, and take advantage or FREE set up and your first month FREE

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I've known John and the DC Two team for a number of years. They are experts in all things cloud, and share the same passion for technology as our IT business, Ever Nimble. We have worked with them on a number of occasions, including a complex global Veeam deployment, and they have provided incredibly quick access to Co-Lo space when we needed it urgently. I would highly recommend the team; we are a very proud partner.

- Chris Morrissey, CEO, Ever Nimble