What if worrying about disaster recovery became a thing of the past?
Server backups: maximum data security
Full image backups ensure you have everything backed up in one place. Incremental backups let you safeguard all the important changes since your last full backup.
Versioning gives you full revision control so you know you can have everything back up and running in a flash if something happens.
Supported devices and applications
Everything important for your business can be protected with Cloud Backup. Of course, smartphones, tablets and laptops are a must to protect your day-to-day operations.
We also know how important your infrastructure is, so virtual machines (VMs), servers, ESXi, Hyper-V and Virtuozzo hosts are all supported. As are SQL Server, Exchange Server and Active Directory. Cloud Backup works for both physical and virtual servers.
Set it up, then relax
Unattended agent installation
Cloud Backup needs to establish a connection with the server you want to protect. This happens using a piece of software, or agent, that you install on your server. The agent confirms the data source for the backup console, ensuring your data gets backed up properly.
Download the backup agent from the cloud panel, copy it to your server, then execute it. It's as simple as that. Alternatively, if you provision a server after purchasing Cloud Backup, you can have the agent installed on the server during setup.
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Flexible data recovery
The technical stuff
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Pay less for your chosen amount, then Flex pricing applies.
Cloud Backup Flex
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Back up your personal devices
With our Cloud Backup solution, you can create both full and incremental backups as well as full image backups, file copies, and disk copies.
With an incremental backup, your data is compared to establish what has changed since the last backup. Only this data is then saved and overwrites the older versions of the corresponding data. The data that wasn't changed will still be saved, of course.
A full backup, on the other hand, does not check whether data has changed since the last backup. Simply all the data is completely backed up.
The advantage of an incremental backup is that only that data that's been changed needs to be backed up. Unchanged data is skipped since there is already a backup for it. This means that the entire database does not have to be backed up every time small changes are made.
With cloud storage, only data of various types is stored. In principle, this is the same as saving important Word documents, media files, etc. on an external hard disk. Unlike an external hard drive, which you have to carry with you to access the data stored on it, the cloud can be accessed wherever you are via the Internet.
In addition, using the cloud for backups means that it's not only files that can be backed up, but also complete system statuses in different versions. This means it's possible to reset a server to a previously secured system status at any time after there's been a security issue or an IT system malfunction. This allows you to quickly restore a secure and stable operating state.
Yes. With the console you can set up the backup function in a few simple steps. Here you get an overview of your backup plans and can choose whether you want to back up your entire computer, individual drives, folders, files, or system statuses. You can also schedule your backups and set up convenient monthly, weekly, daily, or even hourly backups. You can also select to have them encrypted. All activities are stored in a log and can therefore be tracked at any time.
The best kind of backup for your purposes depends on your needs, such as how you work and which processes you want or need to map. When you rent the Cloud Backup, you aren't limited to just one backup type, but are free to change and combine options.
For many users, performing a full back up once a week is more than enough. Others prefer to carry out incremental backups on a weekly basis. A software development company or users with high data volumes often need to create daily backups and have every backup from the past few weeks and months available in full so that old systems or development statuses can be quickly restored at any time.
No. The time it takes for the information to reach its destination depends on which data centre location (EU or US) you choose and from which location you transfer the data to the backup server for the backup. Nevertheless, there's no need to worry about any noticeable latencies (delays in the signal run times) to your IT infrastructure during data transmission, intermediate storage, or data packet testing. It will, of course, take a little longer if you're located in the EU and create a 100-gigabyte backup in a US data centre instead of a European data centre. Still, your IT infrastructure will continue to work latency-free.
Local backups such as those on external hard drives or desktop PCs are at higher risk of being lost, damaged, or even destroyed by accidents or environmental factors. By taking advantage of cloud backup based on georedundant structures and state-of-the-art technology, you can virtually eliminate risks like these and ensure that your data is sustainably protected.
Another advantage: Cloud backup is not only a modern instance for data backup and recovery. Unlike local, physical storage media, your data is always available in the cloud. As long as there is an Internet connection, you can conveniently access your data no matter where you are. Location-independent and unlimited.
With Cloud Backup, you can choose between our ISO-certified data centres in Europe and the United States.