Let’s face it. The days of magnetic tape are gone or are fast going over the horizon. Tape backups and the procedures required are prone to human and mechanical error. The administrator may forget to change the backup tapes nightly, or even when she does, the tapes don’t function correctly when they are needed most.
Even today’s newer backup tapes (actually just removable hard drives) are prone to both issues. These ‘data cartridges’ are just an updating of the same old methodology.
More and more IT support professionals are moving to the next generation of backup, online backup or cloud backup. You may have heard either term and unless you don’t watch television or listen to the radio, you’ve heard of Carbonite and Mozy, two of the pioneers of affordable online backup for consumers.
The problem with these one size fits all companies is that your IT infrastructure is unique. Even though they come with support, you may not have the in-house technical resources to implement them or recover your files in the event of an emergency.
Proper Technology Solutions has started offering an online backup product, Proper Backup in order to be able to provide our customers with local support and implementation of their backup services. Companies with one server can backup critical data; 25GB worth of storage capable of backing up your databases and important user files is available as low as $24.95 per month. We will come on site or remote control your server and install the software with little intervention other than your input on what needs to be protected.
Monitoring is built in to the service. We receive daily reports on your backup status and are able to remediate issues as they arise.
If you’re interested in learning more about online backup, call us at (316) 337-5628 or our after hours support line (316) 210-7112. For all your IT support needs in Wichita and surrounding areas, Proper Technology can provide the expertise you need at prices your business can afford, starting at just $70 per hour with no minimum service charges.