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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.
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:
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.
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
We've partnered with DC Two for nearly ten years, and love their friendly approach to looking after their clients. DC Two are always happy to help when something needs quick attention. They've even helped pitch a few solutions to our end clients as well!
Top marks to the DC Two team and we'll continue partnering with them for many years to come.
- Steve Edwards, activIT Systems