With managed backup services from MapTec IT, your important data is backed up locally, offsite, and in the cloud. This means your data is safe and secure, even in the event of internet failure. We provide the best of backup, monitoring, and support systems to make sure your business is always protected against data loss, virus infection, Ransomware, and other cyber attacks.
Hosted Acronis Backup Cloud offers a cover-all, end-to-end solution for all your clients’ backup issues. Between flexible and unlimited data storage from as little as 20 pence per Gigabyte to package options for workstations and servers, you can easily choose what is best for them. Billed on a per month, per user basis, your clients’ data is securely hosted in Acronis UK data centres.
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Other packages: Per month UNLIMITED - Acronis Office 365 Mailbox Backup £4.99
25GB workstation £2.99
500GB workstation £24.99
500GB server £59.99
150GB server £39.99
What is Backup? Backup software creates one or more copies of the data on your digital devices in case your original data is lost or damaged. Different backup solutions protect different kinds of data and different combinations of devices. For example, some solutions back up only certain devices, such as your PC and Mac®, but do not protect your mobile devices. Other backup solutions can protect all your devices.
Some backup solutions for PCs and Macs only back up your files and folders, while other solutions back up everything by taking a snapshot of the entire hard disk. This is called a full-image backup. With a full-image backup, you can recover your operating system, applications, data, preferences, history — everything — to a bare-metal computer, that is, a computer without an operating system installed. The only complete backup solution that offers everything, including full-image back up, is Acronis True Image 2017. What is Online Backup? Before we can describe online or cloud backup, let’s explain the cloud. The cloud is a catch-all phrase used to describe a physical infrastructure — a network of secure computers and storage located in a data center that is owned and operated by a cloud provider. There are many clouds – both publicly and privately owned. And, there are many cloud providers — both large and small companies — which include cloud giants such as Amazon® and Google®, mid-sized providers such as Acronis®, and small organizations that provide cloud services to companies or individuals in specific regional or local geographies.
Regardless of size, a cloud provider’s infrastructure can be made available for a fee to other companies and individuals to securely run applications, back up data, and store data. These services are variously described by the industry as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), or Platform as a Service (PaaS). One advantage to using these cloud services is that companies and individuals do not need to invest in their own hardware or manage technical issues — such as configuring hardware, loading software, securing data. Consequently, time commitment and costs are lower.
With online backup, you do not need to buy an external hard drive or flash drive to store your backups, but instead store your backups in a cloud infrastructure over a network connection. What Online Backup is NOT Dropbox®, OneDrive®, and Google® Drive have been widely adopted by both businesses and individuals. These are file sync and share solutions (FSS) that let you centrally manage, share, and collaborate on documents or files in a cloud environment using any device and browser. FSS solutions are useful if you want to collaborate and share a document for others to view or edit. FSS is also a more practical way to send files that are too large for email.
While valuable in many circumstances, FSS solutions such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive are not backup solutions. While you can place files in Dropbox cloud storage, for example, and they will remain there until you remove them, these solutions do not have any of the functionality you need to easily and safely back up your computer. FSS solutions do not back up your data on a user-defined schedule, do not continuously update the files you store in FSS as changes are made to your live data, and do not offer any “must-have” features for online backup protection in 2017 that we discuss below. The Benefits of Online Backup In addition to eliminating costs associated with additional hardware, online backup is safe, convenient, and provides “anywhere access.”
Online backups are safe because your backups are not stored in a location close to your computer. If a flood or fire destroys your computer, chances are your local backups could be destroyed too.
Online backup is also convenient because you can back up your data automatically whenever you have internet access — and recover it too. This eliminates the “OMG moment” when you wonder when you backed up last. With online backup, data can be backed up to a safe, remote location as it is saved to your computer.
Finally, you can backup, have access to, and recover your data anywhere you have an internet connection. For example, you are on vacation and your laptop fails. Instead of waiting to get home to access your data stored on a local backup drive, you can use another computer to view your data or even download your data to your repaired or replacement laptop. Hybrid Backup However, there is one important caveat with online backup. While online backup is less expensive, safer, and more convenient that backing up to a local drive, it is just one backup copy. One backup copy does not guarantee total protection. Most data protection experts recommend the 3-2-1 rule of backup: maintain three copies of your data (your live data and two backup copies), across two media, with one backup copy located offsite.
The best “all-in-one" backup software provides both on-line backup and local backup capabilities. This is known as “hybrid backup” or “dual-protection.”