I’ve never recommended a secure technology solution as flexible, affordable, and hassle –free one I am writing to you about today. No kidding! So I warn you up front that this post will end with some blatant product promotion… I am shameless, but hopefully there is some worthwhile stuff here that will benefit someone.
For years I have been consulting with our clients about backup and recovery systems for their business networks. It’s not the most exciting product that we provide for i-Tech clients but it’s definitely the most important. As one of our clients, you will have probably heard stuff like this from us at least a hundred times….
Only 6 % of companies suffering catastrophic data loss survive, while 43% never reopen and 51% close within two years. Source: University of Texas
Roughly 70% of all successful attacks on computer networks were carried out by employees and insiders. Source: IDC Market Research
Most of us by now realize the importance of backing up our data. At i-Tech, we have successfully helped countless businesses recover from the potential disaster of lost business data when the inevitable has happened. But I will let you in on a not-so-secret statistic about the technology we have all been using to protect our businesses:
Over half of tape backups fail in some manner, so chances are that if you need to restore from tape, you’ll be out of luck.
There are a lot of reasons for the unreliability of tape backups. Tape, in contrast to disk, is physically delicate and easily compromised by environmental factors such as heat, humidity, and magnetic interference. Moreover, tape cartridges must be replaced frequently (every 6-12 months). Even when magnetic tape backups are successful, tapes themselves are subject to loss or theft, and may be in the possession of an employee or vendor unable to reach a recovery site. And there is the story going around about the receptionist that inserted the cleaning cartridge into the tape drive instead of a tape, leaving the company with no backup whatsoever.
A Clear Difference
In the last year or so all of us have been really excited to work on a new, better technology solution for our clients. iBDR is both a service and a network appliance. Its Network Attached Storage (NAS) backs up all of your servers with no user or administrative interaction. iBDR also includes our online data vaulting services, streaming your data to our secure network operations center for ultimate security for your business data.
iBDR is i-Tech tested and proven – the ideal system for Business Disaster Recovery for Small and Medium sized businesses.
iBDR gives you frequent on site backups, on-site virtual server, remote storage, disaster recovery in the event of disaster and 24×7 management of the entire process is bundled at a price that is comparable to the overall cost of buying and managing tape backup.
Benefits of iBDR
• Offers offsite storage at an affordable cost
• Provides a low cost, speedy disaster recovery process.
• Data is encrypted so it is not accessible to anyone, either on the iBDR appliance or at the remote storage facility without the passkey.
• Eliminates the cost and time of managing on-site tape backup. We monitor and manage the entire process.
• Allows near real-time backups-as frequent as every 15 minutes.
• Virtual Server technology completely eliminates any recovery downtime. If any of your servers fail, our server virtualization technology embedded in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) allows customer servers and applications to be restored and rebooted in less than 30 minutes in most cases.
The iBDR-1 version (accommodates up to 5 servers and 1 TB of data) is only $249 per month – comparable in cost to deploying a new tape drive.
Here is what the engineers say about the iBDR… And this guy is an engineer, not even a salesperson!
“The iBDR is at least twice as secure, three times as fast and at least one hundred times more hassle-free than any tape backup system.”
We have a trial program set up if you are interested – call me or email me for more info.
VP – Customer Satisfaction Group
i-Tech Support, Inc.
The iBDR is a part of the Total Technology Services program from i-Tech.