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Cloud Backup Solutions – World Backup Day 31st March

Have you heard about World Backup Day 31st March?

It’s the one day in the year when you can pledge to ensure that your critical files and folders are backed up. There is a really good website at www.worldbackupday.com where you can find out more information, guides, offers and more.

Cloud Backup Services are promoting World Backup Day 2014 to their customers and offering a 5% lifetime discount on any new accounts during the remainder of March that sign up using the use the signup code WORLDBACKUPDAY.

What would you do if you did not have a backup of your data?

Follow @WorldBackupDay on Twitter and like their page on Facebook and make your pledge to back up your files – there is no need to wait until 31st – you can sign up for your free trial of our service today – don’t forget the signup code!

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.

Top 5 Cloud Backup Solution Features

We occasionally get asked about the best features of our Cloud Backup Solution, so here we outline five of the most prominent and salient points:

1 – Client Encryption

Before the Cloud Backup Solutions backup client transmits your files over a secured TLS connection, your files are fully encrypted so that only your account can access and restore the files. You can set an optional encryption password which would be required if you ever wanted to restore. If this option is chosen, we strongly recommend you keep a safe note of it, as if you lose it you will be unable to restore any files. We also won’t be able to do anything to help and your backup will be useless – it really is that secure.

2 – De-duplication and Compression

The Cloud Backup Solutions backup client monitors your backup set; your chosen directories and files, and eliminates duplicates from being transmitted and stored in your backup. Combined with compression, the result is that your backup is actually (usually) much smaller than the size of the directories and files that you have selected. In certain instances, we have seen this to be 50% less – all of which means your costs are reduced!

3 – Automated, Real-Time Backup

Whilst the Cloud Backup Solutions backup client is running, it monitors the directories and files that you have chosen for backup in real-time. The moment a file is changed, an incremental version of it is backed up. New files are backed up as soon as they are detected. Of course, this assumes that you have a permanent, working internet connection, otherwise the backup client will send your files and any changes to our public managed cloud servers as soon as a connection is detected.

4 – Open File and Block-Level Backup

Our Cloud Backup Solution features the ability to back up open files, and also performs block-level backups. What this means is that files that are in use, such as Outlook mail files, documents you are writing, spreadsheets you are working on etc. are able to be backed up, even whilst they are open. Block-level backups mean that only the individual “chunks” within the file that have changed are transmitted, reducing the bandwidth required to maintain incremental versions of your files.

5 – Install and Forget

Once you have registered your Cloud Backup Solutions account and installed your first client, you simply need to start your first backup. After this, you can rest safe in the knowledge that the backup client is running in the background doing its work and ensuring that your chosen directories and files are being backed up in real-time. You don’t even need to be logged on for the backup to continue working.

Of course, we should also mention that we are 100% South African based, all your data remains in South Africa, we support Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris operating systems, fully support POPI compliance and offer a 30 day no obligation free trial. Why not sign up today to see how you can quickly and easily get your computers backed up.

It won’t cost you a cent for 30 days and you can cancel at the end of this period if you do not wish to proceed.