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Backup / Disaster Recovery

We are paranoid about data loss. In fact, every time we take over a network from another provider we start by overhauling the backup strategy. We believe strongly in a few key principles for creating a sound backup and disaster recovery plan
  • Redundancy – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This principle applies to server hard drives, power supplies, and even methods for backing up data.
  • No Humans – Never rely on people to back up your data because they are expensive and unreliable! If the backup strategy calls for someone to regularly change tapes or manually copy data, they are bound to forget when you need it most.
  • Versioning – It’s not enough to simply back up data, you need to keep previous versions of files to be able to revert back to the specific moment in time you need.
  • Imaging – Most IT providers just back up the data files and omit important server programs and configurations. We use disk imaging technology to capture everything, so you can be up and running quickly in the event of a failure.
  • Off-site – All data you need to run your business should go off-site daily. Threats like fire, flood, earthquake, and burglary don’t happen very often, but when they do it’s usually without warning.
  • 24x7 Monitoring – It’s not enough to occasionally check that backups are working correctly. We are notified immediately if a backup fails so you never have gaps in your protection.
ACS uses several backup/disaster recovery solutions based on the client need. Some of the products we use and support are Symantec Backup, Microsoft backup, Commvault, EMC replistor, EqualLogics, CA Arcserv.

As part of our Outsourced IT and Proactive IT services, we provide an assessment of your current backup strategy and recommendations for improving it.

Contact Us today for a free assessment!