Can you afford not to have a Cloud Backup?

We hear all too regularly about customers who sign up to our Cloud Backup Service re-actively, i.e. after they have experienced a hardware failure, data loss, the time they have spent to try and recover, potential lost business after being unable to retrieve all their data. This is unfortunately too late to do anything about the existing data loss, but by signing up to our service, our customers finally have the peace of mind that the data loss will never happen again in the future and there will always be a possibility of recovery.

Backing up to an external hard drive or USB memory stick is good practice, and indeed combining it with our Cloud Backup Solution is even better, but leaving an external device alongside your computer or laptop, or even permanently plugged in, is not. Similarly, backing up weekly is only good if you are prepared to lose a weeks worth of data. Neither of these practices are usually effective at protecting from viruses or malware, and commonly any infection will spread to connected devices.

Our Cloud Backup Solution backs up your data in real time, scanning your drive(s) for file and folder changes and transmitting incremental backups down to the blocks of data that have changed, all encrypted and secure. Always on. Always monitoring. Always protecting. Giving you the ability to restore from a specific snapshot or date in time. Recovering from damage and limiting impact.

Think about personal or business cost should you lose any data – do you have the ability to recover? If yes, how long would it take to do so? Our clients typically have been able to restore all of their data the same day and depending on the size of data, in just a few hours.

Our Cloud Backup Solution provides multiple levels of encrypted backups over secure connections to our servers, assists you to remain POPI compliant, keeps your data in South Africa, and is simple to get up and running with an enterprise-class service. Recovery can be performed as quickly as your internet connection will allow, or if required we can perform emergency restores to your own device for a small additional fee.

Our Cloud Backup service continues to grow as consumers and businesses realise the importance and value of having their data securely backed up off site to our cloud, using industry leading CrashPlan PROe software that is used by some of the leading Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Adobe, Cisco, Salesforce and major Universities in the USA.

Don’t risk your data; photos, documents, financials, spreadsheets, presentations, employee data, customer data. Our service will protect it all for you, at competitive costs, with superb customer service and support.

We have a free trialget up and running today with no obligations – if you don’t wish to continue with our service you simply let us know when you receive your first invoice or a full calendar month’s notice at any time following that.

Happy New Cloud Backup 2014

Happy New Year from the Eirteic Africa Cloud Backup Solutions team.

During 2013 we experienced a steady and progressive uptake of our Cloud Backup service and solutions in South Africa and we continue to grow our enterprise-grade industry-leading public cloud driven by Code42 CrashPlan PROe software, CrashPlan private cloud appliances and our partnership with Code42 as the primary authorised resellers in South Africa.

Overall, we see the growth in adoption of Cloud Backup services as a positive step in the right direction by South African enterprises, small businesses and consumers, gradually realising the risk and potential consequences of data corruption, loss through deletion, theft or hardware failure, whilst enabling the ability to remain compliant through data security and storage and the ability to access this data for accounting, reporting or auditing purposes.

Don’t just take our word for it. LaCie, a leading worldwide storage hardware and software manufacturer produced the following info-graphics (source), which identifies the leading causes of data loss and why you should implement a backup strategy:

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Ask yourself these three simple questions today:

  • Is your data backed up?
  • Is it safe and secure?
  • Could you recover all of your data following any type of loss?

Where are your rolling accounts for 2013 and prior stored? Copies of payslips? Spreadsheets, documents and presentations? Employee data and records?

Or perhaps on a more personal level, those Christmas and New Year and photos? The treasured memories of the kids playing with their new toys? The family all together and the opportunity of taking a portrait for the first time in as many years as you can remember?

Some of our customers already attest the benefits of our Cloud Backup service following the theft of laptops or hardware failure, and the ability to quickly and easily recover their previous device data – in some cases entirely – and then continue the backup from that point onwards. It’s almost impossible to put a value on that data until you no longer have it in your hand. What would you do if you lost all your data? Could your business survive?

Our Cloud Backup service is fully automated following installation and setup, resilient, secure, encrypted and low cost. In fact, we reduced and restructured our prices twice during 2013, passing on the savings directly to our existing customers.

Why not sign up for a free 30 day trial of our service – we only invoice you towards the end of the free trial and then you only need to pay if you are happy and wish to continue with us protecting your data in our South African backup cloud.