|We know that you just want a simple process that protects your important data, runs automatically without the hassle and expense of changing tapes.
Enterprise-class Data Protection
Ashdown Solutions has designed an enterprise-class offsite backup infrastructure based on the award-winning AhSay backup and replication platform. With Dell and EMC storage network spanning multiple data centres , Ashdown Solutions offsite backups deliver the security and reliability of enterprise redundancy without the sacrifice of local storage. Best of all, the multi-platform offsite backups are all inclusive and provided at an affordable rate competitive with what you’d expect to pay for backup software alone.
Your valuable data is stored on a redundant grid serving Europe. The European replication grid includes London, UK and Amsterdam, Netherlands. By uploading your critical data to Ashdown Solutions you are not just shifting a single point of failure, you are introducing a geographically redundant storage network to secure your clients most critical data.
Continuous Data Protection
Offsite Backup product features continuous data protection allowing you to upload snapshots of file changes as soon as they are made. This way you can always help you recover any changes made during the workday. Ashdown Solutions does not enforce ratios of offsite to onsite backups so you can use any storage appliance of your choice to store data locally as well as offsite.
Built In Retention Policies
Offsite Backup product is very useful for compliance and business retention policies by allowing you to design backup sets with specific retention intervals spanning years if necessary (for financial documents).
Seeding & Bandwidth Throttling Option
For small remote sites with slow Internet connectivity uploading large backup sets at full speed is frequently not an option. For larger companies, backing up hundreds of GB over the Internet can take a long time. Our offsite backup solution can help with both. Each backup agent can have it’s bandwidth throttled to a set rate so that your Internet connection is not fully consumed with offsite backup activity. For larger backup sets we do offer seeding services which involve mailing data to one of our data centres for manual upload. This allows you to get the initial backup done quickly and only use your bandwidth for changed files.
Offsite Backup solution includes agents for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista both 32bit and 64bit, Windows Server 32bit or 64bit, Apple Mac OS X 10.4+, Linux, Solaris and Novell. Backup agents also natively backup Microsoft Exchange 2003 and 2007, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and Volume Shadow Copy snapshots – all of these are included in the monthly cost
Reporting, Access and Reliability
Offsite includes extensive reporting functionality, giving you true insight into what is being backed up. Offsite backups can be accessed at any time and restored over the Internet just by downloading and installing the agent. In case of a catastrophic event at Ashdown Solutions, your data is stored in multiple data centres. Security is simplest of all – your data is encrypted using a 256bit RSA key on the client server or workstation and is transmitted via secure links (SSL) to our servers.