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A word to the wise
Backup your Cloud for Secure Remote Working
Organisations’ ability to move to home working amidst the onset of Covid-19, then transition to a longer term hybrid working solution, has highlighted the technological progress that companies have made in recent years.
However, holding data in Cloud storage – such as OneDrive, Dropbox etc. – doesn’t make it invincible. Many people believe that because it’s accessible on many devices, the data is safe and ‘backed up’ to multiple machines. This simply isn’t true. Our reliance on Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams in particular for day to day business, now means that backing up your Cloud based data is as important as backing up your physical machines.
Redstor is a complete data management tool that includes backup, archiving, and disaster recovery for your desktops, laptops and servers as well as your Microsoft 365 data (OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange Online and Teams).
Redstor has an easy to use management portal that allows you to backup, manage, and restore data easily. Administrators choose how often data needs to be backed up and when (twice a day at 9am and 3pm for example) and once this has been set, it runs seamlessly in the background without user intervention or interruption. You can also run manual backups in addition to the scheduled backups.
The same easy to use management portal is used for restoration as well. It allows you to restore your data quickly and easily using InstantData. You’d simply select what you’d like to restore, then select which backup you want to restore from and where it should be restored back to. Redstor also allows restoration to somewhere that isn’t where the data resided originally, so the restored data won’t override or duplicate the original if you don’t want it to. This means minimal interruption and allows you to continue to do the work that’s important to you and your business.
With Redstor, your data is backed up to two secure UK based datacentres and uses military grade encryption at all points of the process – at source, in transit, and at rest. Your data is only accessible with your encryption key, so nobody (not even our staff) can access your data. You’re able to choose your own retention period within the management portal to suit your business needs, meet any overarching retention requirements, and ensure absolute security.
Redstor is an essential strand of your data management solution. It will ensure that all your data – local or Cloud based – is protected as part of a comprehensive and unified solution, regardless of whether your organisation is working out the office, on the road, or from home.