What is Online Backup?

What are the benefits of using Online Backup?

Every computer user knows well that you must make a regular backup of your data and store it in a secure location. After all, your business data is very important and cannot get lost. Business and private files are lost regularly due to human error. Almost 100% of all users need to recover data that has been lost at least once per year.

Online Backup provides the opportunity to perform data backup on remote backup servers over the Internet. Online backup can be very useful because it allows access to backups from anywhere, you need only a computer or a laptop connected to the Internet.

For home users and enterprises, online backup is more secure because it is physically separated from the original data storage. Remote backup storage protects the backed up data and enables quick recovery in case of a disaster or a computer theft.

Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup Solution is ready-to-use backup with an ability to store the data remotely. No matter what happens to the original files, the backed up data is 100% safe.

Why is Online Backup better than Tape Backup?

Online backup is, in most cases, cheaper, faster and better than tape backup. Also, in case of a disaster, individual or multiple files can be restored quickly and easily by the user. At the same time, tape backup solutions have a significant cost if they are to be effective, they need upfront investment, ongoing maintenance and internal staff to maintain and operate them.

While tape backup systems have different capacities ranging from ten megabytes to hundreds of gigabytes and beyond, the fact remains that they are slow, not exactly the most reliable way to store computer data, and increasingly difficult to locate.

Using Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup Solution will eliminate the cost for tapes, disks and drives, employee training, transportation to and from off-premise facilities, and customer support. Moreover, a business can recover its data in a matter of a few minutes and have its business operational within hours after a disaster.

Why Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup?

Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup has been developed as a remote online backup managed service application. The technology has been designed on four criteria: The software must be easy to use yet still very robust, must be secure, must do True Deltas and must provide the most compression and data deduplication.

True Delta Backup the art of omission

Your data does not change 100% each day. So, why write 100% of data to a backup tape on a daily basis? If something goes wrong, do you want to restore 100% of your data? With Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup True Delta Backup we make this happen, only differently.

Advanced delta technique

With WORK IT SOLUTIONS, each backup is a so-called delta backup, in which delta equals change. In relation to the previous backup session, Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup solution is extremely smart and effective in finding the changes in a data set. Experience shows that, on average, these changes do not sum up to more than 0.1 % to 0.5 % of the protected data set.

This includes not only changes on file level (new and changed files, the so-called “incremental backup”) Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup True Delta backup is so much more. Our technology searches the exact changes in the changed files and processes only the changes that are really new, i.e. on “block level”.

Full Restore

Though each backup is a delta backup, a full backup of every single backup session is available in case of a restore. As the data of the backup are stored on a disk, they are always directly and on-line available.

Another advantage of the Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup software shows the on-the-fly combination of the available delta restores during restore. The system manager, or even the user, does not notice this process, as it is completely transparent.

Effective in bandwidth and storage capacity

The spectacular data reduction of 99.5 % – 99.9 % is the result of the Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup True Delta Backup technology. The advantage of such a large reduction of the backup volume is the ability to transport relatively large datasets over limited IP bandwidth to the backup storage device within an acceptable time frame (backup window).

The efficiency of True Delta Backup also leads to a big advantage on the backup storage device. By using standard data compression on the first backup – the delta is 100%, all data are new – initially only 60% – 70% of the protected data volume is stored on the remote data storage. Needless to say, with a delta of 0.01% – 0.2%, an enormous number of backups can be stored using only a fragment of the storage capacity.

Local and Remote

Our unique approach makes Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup excellent for local disk-to-disk backups, for both Enterprise and Data Center backup. True Delta data reduction results in important advantages in terms of scalability and performance.

A combination of local and remote, the so-called 2-tier backup, is more suitable for larger environments.

With 2-tier backup a local backup is made first, which will be synchronized to an off-site backup server afterwards. The local backup can be used for quick restores, and the off-site backup is always available in case of disaster recovery.

High performance

Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup is exceptionally fast: large amounts of data in very complex data formats can be processed without overloading the client. Clients with millions of files and several Terabytes of data can be processed easily, even in the case of limited backup windows.

Data protection is key

Data protection has been built into the source from the beginning. Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup was designed for use by many different companies on the public internet environment. Work IT Solutions 2013 Online Backup has three security layers of default.

Data encryption is standard

Each backup client will be installed with its own encrypted password, which is stored only on the client itself. The data cannot be read without this password. The standard encryption level is 128-bits AES, but more powerful encryption standards are available as well. All client data will be transported and stored on the backup storage system in encrypted form.

Extra safety by network security

Even though data encryption sufficiently guarantees the security of the data, standard SSL security is being used on the network layer.

Access control, logging and auditing

The client software and the backend management console are protected with user name and password. All changes from every client are logged, making it very easy to audit.

World class data centers

The load is balanced and capped at 75% usage across all clusters. The buildings receive electricity from three separate power feeds on a spot network that provides automatic failover capabilities.

Our Data Centers power conditioning and short term power backup through a complex UPS system, and protects against possible long-term power

failures with two 1.5 megawatt diesel generators. Ideal temperature and humidity is accurately controlled with redundant cooling systems. Equipment is protected by a pre-action, dry pipe fire suppression system.

A high level of security is maintained through a five level system that includes

  • Access codes
  • A security guard station
  • Biometric hand scanners
  • Electronic proximity readers
  • And security cameras.

Our scalable Multi-Gigabit Internet network currently serves over 10-billion hits per month.

We now host thousands of Internet web, mail and application servers, network routers, switches, firewalls and storage systems.

Our data centers are SSAE 16 certified, Safe Harbor (US * Europe) and SAS 70 compliant.

Starter Package

Backup Capacity: 10GB

Price: $25

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Small Business Package

Backup Capacity: 20GB

Price: $40

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Custom packages available upon request

Backup Capacity: Custom

Price: Custom

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Small Business Package

Backup Capacity: 50GB

Price: USD $60

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Medium Business Package

Backup Capacity: 100GB

Price: USD $99

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15% discount for Active or retired military.

No per client fee or hidden charges.

Is my important data safe and secure?

Work It Solutions primary focus is making sure all customer accounts are protected with the highest level of security.

  • All data is compressed and encrypted before leaving the client
  • Your encryption key is only known by you. Without that key no one including Work IT Solutions employees can access your data
  • State of the art data centers and servers are solely dedicated to your data backups

Does the backup client meet my business compliance?
Yes all federal and international mandates such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SSAE 16 and Safe Harbor are met

Who is currently using Work IT Solutions backup?

How do I know my data backed up correctly?

Each time the backup runs you will receive an email report providing the status of the backup.

We also recommend test restores are done by all clients to verify data.

Can I run the backup multiple times per day?

Yes it can be run as many times as you would like

Can I restore my data to an alternate machine?

Yes simply install the software and start the restore.

What if I have a large amount of data to upload?

Please contact us and we will arrange for a storage drive to be shipped directly to you for the initial seed

What if I have a large amount of data to restore?

Please contact us and we will arrange for a storage drive to be shipped directly to you with your current data set for ultrafast restore.

Can I have a local backup that is mirrored to the cloud?

Yes that option is included at no additional fee

Can I backup mapped drives?

Yes that option is available on all clients

What are the minimum system requirements for the client?

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/8/2012/2008/2003/Vista/XP, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion
  • Processor: Intel Pentium II or higher
  • Memory: 128 MB of RAM or higher
  • Disk Space (for installation): 30 MB
  • Other Requirements: any internet connection

What can I backup with the client

  • Files and folders
  • Exchange Databases
  • SQL Databases
  • Oracle Databases
  • VMware virtual machines
  • Work IT Solutions cloud storage drives
  • VSS SharePoint
  • VSS System State

Is there an archive feature?

Yes that option is available on all clients

Is there a workstation version for file only backups and home use?

Yes we have a simplified version for home use. For details please contact us now.

I don’t understand how to install the client and need help will you help me get my first backup done?

Absolutely it is our pleasure to help. Please call 813.433.9000 for live US based customer support.

Can I trial the service for free?

Yes please contact us for a free 14 day trial account setup