With today’s ever-changing IT environment of ransomware and viruses, of security breaches and ever-increasing threats to your personal and business data, it is more important than ever to have a professional and reliable data backup system in place. However, it is no longer good enough to just have a local backup solution that copies all your data to a hard drive connected to your computer. Ransomware will, during infection, not only encrypt your data but any drive connected to that computer. It will also try to infect any network shares on your local network. Another problem with a local backup is preparing for disaster recovery. As we have seen very recently with the fires in Marin, everything can be destroyed, including your backups if they are kept in the same building as your computers.
Even with a cloud based file storage solution such as OneDrive or Dropbox, there is still the potential for disruption as the Ransomed and encrypted files will be synchronized back to the cloud, requiring the assistance of those companies (Microsoft, Dropbox, etc.) to restore your files to a clean state. In our experience, that can take up to a week in some circumstances. Imagine a week without access to your files – it can be a monumental business disruption which can cost you significant losses and upset clients.
In short, without a cloud based backup solution, there is an ongoing significant risk to your data – did your clients bargain for that when they hired you?
Properly Configured and Implemented Cloud Based Systems Can Provide the Most Cost Effective and Practical Solutions
A Cloud based backup keeps your files offsite and available for immediate restoration in the event of a problem. Cloud based backups can copy all your data including your operating system and applications and are incredibly cost effective for the service they provide.
In fact, Silicon Valley Systems has recently partnered with SolarWinds to provide a hybrid backup service that allows us to backup locally to a drive for immediate access to large file restores as well as copying to the Cloud for peace of mind. Not only that, but the service provides the additional benefit for Windows machines of using a “Bare Metal Backup,” a feature that can restore back not just files but the entire computer, applications and all. Starting as low as $10 per computer per month, it’s an easy choice for peace of mind.
- Support across Windows, Mac, and Linux systems for file based backup
- VMware and Hyper-V backup systems
- Blazing fast backup procedure
- Hybrid cloud architecture
- Customizable data retention procedure
- Data archiving
- Continuous data recovery
- Bare metal recovery for Windows
- Ultra-secure data storage systems
Silicon Valley Systems Are Hands-On Bay Area IT Professionals Who Can Provide Sage Guidance and Practical Advice to Business Owners Large or Small
Servicing the San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Systems (SVS) manages your network — allowing you to concentrate on running your business – which is what you are supposed to do. From years of experience working with a variety of industries and customers, SVS has found a good balance between using monitoring software and human ingenuity to identify challenges before they become real problems. This balance means less downtime and a smoother running network for you, your business, and ultimately your clients. Silicon Valley Systems offers three categories of managed services; basic service, a proactive service, and fully managed service. Contact Dan Hinde at SVS http://www.svsys.net/ or 1-650-204-0450.
Silicon Valley Property Management Group suffered a ransomware attack this year and fortunately we turned to Silicon Valley Systems who successfully calmed our nerves, made practical and cost-effective recommendations, and helped get our property management business data back in a timely and complete manner. We could not recommend SVS more proudly as a business partner and gate keeper for our business data – do not hesitate to call or email Dan Hinde for IT consultation or advice.