Your data is your business

Protect your organisation with our tried and trusted Backup and Business Continuity Solutions

Protection vs. Privacy

Since the  introduction of GDPR regulations, businesses have had to balance robust data backup & recoverability against a backdrop of increasing controls around the storage of personally identifiable information.
We’ve developed successful approaches to deal with this challenge – contact us today if you feel your organisation needs to better protect both data and privacy.

Cloud Backup

Unless your organisation has significant local IT infrastructure, backing up your data to a cloud system is usually the most flexible option.

Private Cloud Backup delivers fine controls and confidence in where your data resides.

Public Cloud Backup often fits where you’re using Cloud Services for the majority of your IT services, or where your workforce is highly distributed.

Replication & High Speed recovery

If you have a requirement for very high speed recovery of data or failed servers, we can build the infrastructure you need.

Using tried and trusted virtualization systems, near real-time replication of entire servers can be achieved.

The business impact of service outages can be enormous, making investment in these systems invaluable.

Why should i back up my office 365 data?

  • 1. Microsoft isn't responsible for your data
    Microsoft is responsible for keeping the cloud infrastructure services available, but you are accountable for protecting your data which is hosted by those services. This is known as the Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model. See the below section from the Microsoft Services Agreement:
    Service Availability: We strive to keep the Services up and running; however, all online services suffer occasional disruptions and outages, and Microsoft is not liable for any disruption or loss you may suffer as a result. In the event of an outage, you may not be able to retrieve Your Content or Data that you've stored. We recommend that you regularly backup Your Content and Data that you store on the Services or store using Third-Party Apps and Services.
  • 2. Protection against accidental deletion
    If you delete a user, this deletion is replicated across the network, along with the deletion of the user's OneDrive for Business account and Exchange mailbox. Recycle bins and version histories can only protect you from data loss to a certain extent and for a certain period. Beyond this period you're left with absolutely no way to recover the lost account and data.
  • 3. Protection against malicious encryption
    Ransomware can encrypt a device's data, and the device will frequently sync the encrypted data into OneDrive for Business and SharePoint storage. A separate backup of 365 data allows you to restore the original unencrypted data.
  • 4. Availability during service outages
    All Cloud services experience service outages, Office 365 is no exception. When your team is working to a tight deadline, the loss of data availability can be a serious problem. Being able to restore documents, Teams and Mailbox data to an alternate location can extremely valuable.
  • 5. Legal Hold is costly
    Office 365 provides some great tools for legal hold - provided you want to stump up the cash for an E3 license for all usersat a whopping £31.70 per user. Cloud backup provides a vastly lower cost way to provide point-in-time copies of user and mailbox data for legal examination.
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Creative Thinkers

We're passionate about finding the best solutions to your needs - this requires deep knowledge, experience and creativity

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People-oriented

Successful IT is as much about people as it is technology. Helping humans get the most from their tools is the essence of what we do.

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Flexible

Every organisation is different. Whilst we use standardised processes and tools, we're set up to customise them around your needs.