Ensuring your business has access to current information is critical. Data is the lifeblood of any organisation and to ensure this data is readily available at all times, your data storage infrastructure must be reliable, flexible to cope with new business demands and importantly, simple to manage.
Solutions vary in terms of cost and complexity, so we feel it is important to begin by looking at what your business needs are in terms of accessing, manipulating and using your data in order to make your company competitive.
Shared Storage using NAS or SAN helps businesses consolidate multiple servers with their own storage into a single shared storage environment. Direct attached storage cannot easily be shared between server systems and as data storage needs increase in terms of quantity, speed of access and reliability - a shared storage solution should be considered for your organisation.
If you use Office 365 you have access to Microsofts bundled cloud storage.
When planning a data storage infrastructure, whether this is a brand new investment or upgrading existing storage to meet new demands, you need to consider some of the following;
What is my data growth over the next 1-3 years?
The amount of data we create is growing faster each day. And depending on your sector and the types of data created this may grow by 30% in the next 12 months.
The problem with an ever growing data store is not only one of storage. It also includes how you back this data up in the first place and how easily you can recover the data.
You need solutions that:
What is the typical life cycle of our data, from creation through to archive?
Do you need to keep it? How long will it need to be stored and are there any legal requirements?
We can advise on the ways you can save money by introducing a data life cycle plan and help you with retention periods. Not all data is created equal and some of it may need different policies and storage processes.
How do we safeguard our data from loss, theft, corruption or infection?
Security is one of the most important aspects of your data management. Whether you need strict private access to archive and restore or select team members, we can implement a structure that suits you.
Alongside this security is the overall protection and integrity of the data and systems. You can feel at ease knowing that your data and systems are being fully backed up and will be recoverable in the event of a disaster.
Our experienced experts can discuss with your organisation the right solution that meets your data needs. We can help map out a suitable design and help you implement it, manage it and grow it as your business needs develop.
|FULLY MANAGED BACKUP||BASIC TOTAL SYSTEM PROTECTION|
|BASIC'S OWN UK DATA CENTRE
|AUTOMATED CLOUD BACKUP||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|SUPPORT||Charged at Discounted Rate||1 Hour Per Month Minimum||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|SOFTWARE MONITORING & ALERTS||Customer Only||✔||✔||✔|
|DATA RESTORATION TESTS*||Chargeable||Charged at Discounted Rate||2 Test Restores Per Year||4 Test Restores Per Year|
|DATA LIVE RESTORATIONS*||1 Restore Per Year||2 Restores Per Year||4 Restores Per Year||6 Restores Per Year|
|DATA STORAGE INCLUDED||10 GB||75 GB||300 GB||Dependent on setup|
|FULLY MANAGED SERVICE
(Includes Software & Fixes)
|RECTIFICATION OF ERRORS & RESTORATIONS||—||—||✔||✔|
|HUMAN MANAGEMENT & MONITORING||—||—||✔||✔|
|SYSTEM IMAGE RESTORATION TESTS*||—||—||—||2 Test Restores Per Year|
|SYSTEM IMAGE LIVE RESTORATIONS*||—||—||—||1 Per Year As Standard|
|NAMED DEDICATED DATA PROTECTION MANAGER||—||—||—||✔|
|DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN||—||—||—||✔|
(8 + 2 Office in Ruddington)
|DIVERTED PHONES VIA DDI||—||—||—||✔|
*Further test and live restorations are possible for an additional charge.