Cloud Backups

The cloud backup industry will grow to $65 billion by 2020.  A projected growth rate of over 12%.  Why such high growth?

Simply put, Cloud Backup carries advantages you won’t find with local backups.  For example, no need for buying & maintaining onsite storage hardware.  You pay only for the disk space you need.

Report:  Global Cloud Backup and Recovery Software Market 2016-2020

You also have additional security when your backups aren’t in the same place as your computers.  A local backup won’t help in the event of a physical disaster onsite (flood, fire, etc.).  Using cloud backups means your data’s automatically protected if there’s an accident at the office.

PlanetMagpie Cloud Backups

Choose Secure Cloud Backups with PlanetMagpie

“But is it safe?” you might ask.  Yes, cloud backups are a safe & secure choice, if you use a private cloud option.  Private clouds can employ enterprise-grade security for all data.  At least PlanetMagpie’s does.

Plus, with your Cloud Backup stored in PlanetMagpie Silicon Valley Datacenter, you know exactly where your backups are stored.  Come visit your data if you feel like it—we like visitors!

With a public cloud like AWS, your files could be stored anywhere in the world.  Europe, China, Brazil, or a dozen other places.  In some cases that’s all right for file storage.  But for your critical business data and IP?  That needs secure backup.  Backup you can get right here.

Store your backups in PlanetMagpie’s cloud!  Choose from three options for Cloud Backup:  NovaStor, Carbonite, and Data Protection Manager (DPM).


NovaStor Cloud Backups

PlanetMagpie’s cloud backup solution of choice is NovaStor.  NovaStor is a low-impact, high-reliability cloud backup system, built for enterprise-grade backup scenarios.  With NovaStor running, we backup data from your computers and servers to PlanetMagpie’s datacenter via the Web.

How it Works:  Initial setup creates a “seed,” an image-based backup of your data on a hard drive.  We then import the seed to our backup servers.  This saves valuable time—your backups are viable within 24 hours!   (This also makes restoring your data fast in the event of a disaster.)

After the initial setup, NovaStor optimizes its data transfers constantly, according to available bandwidth.  It keeps the bandwidth it uses low, so backups proceed without damaging your network’s performance.

NovaStor also includes Versioning.  Versioning saves older versions of files for up to 30 days or more.  This lets you “roll back” to a previous file if the current version is corrupted or lost.

PlanetMagpie is a long-time NovaStor partner.  At PlanetMagpie, we understand the importance of backups, and that recovering data from backups has to happen fast.

We have NovaStor running in our datacenter.  As a result, all customer backups have 2 sets of protections running, NovaStor’s and PlanetMagpie’s.

The NovaStor system employs 256-bit AES end-to-end encryption, keeping your data safe from snooping.  Encryption also exists between file versions.  If you like, we can add a Customer Key to your data, preventing anyone from accessing it (including us!) without the key.  Finally, NovaStor “seeds” are also usable for “deep-freeze” (long-term) file storage.

All cloud backups are protected by PlanetMagpie’s datacenter security, as well as customer separation.  Since our datacenter is set up to segregate each customer’s data profile, it’s not possible for one customer’s data to mingle with another’s.

With the NovaStor Cloud Backup running, our datacenter will back up your:

  • Windows Servers
  • SQL Servers
  • Exchange Servers
  • Virtual Machines
  • Desktops & Laptops
  • Mobile Devices

Back up a single computer, a server group, or an entire office.  It works exactly like a professional backup should—running 24/7, no disruption to users, and full protection.  This is the backup option to choose when you must make 100% sure all your files are backed up, protected, and kept securely offsite.

NovaStor is made and supported in the USA.

Interested in NovaStor for your Cloud Backup?  Request a quote using the Contact Us form on the right.



Another Cloud Backup option is Carbonite.  One of the longest-running cloud backup solutions to date, Carbonite is a third-party backup that automatically backs up your data to its cloud servers.

This is the backup option to choose for a small business with not so much data, but you still need reliable backups.

PlanetMagpie does not host Carbonite backups.  But we are a Carbonite Silver Partner.  We help you set up Carbonite on your business’ computers.  We also help you manage your Carbonite backups, and perform data restores in case a computer fails.

Choose from a number of Carbonite backup options:

  1. Business Computer Backup – 3 cloud backup plans for computers, NAS, and servers.
  2. Server Backup – Protect your servers with one of Carbonite’s server backup/recovery plans.
  3. Disaster Recovery – An image-based Disaster Recovery system designed for SMB protection.
Interested in Carbonite as your next backup solution?  Call PlanetMagpie at 510-344-1180 to ask for Carbonite help.

Data Protection Manager

Maybe you’re not interested in backing up to the cloud.  But you still need backups.

For onsite backups in Microsoft environments, we recommend Data Protection Manager (DPM).  DPM is part of Microsoft System Center, and provides near continuous backups without disrupting work.  If you run Microsoft Servers in your Private Cloud, half the functionality is already built in.  DPM just completes the chain.

This is the backup option to choose if you run Microsoft servers and want to manage your own backups.

PlanetMagpie already runs System Center to manage our datacenter.  We’ve worked with DPM since Microsoft released it.  When you work with PlanetMagpie, DPM is set up by engineers who work with it daily.

We take care of setup, deploying the backup routine to each computer (users won’t even know it’s happening), and configuring backup schedules.

Data Protection Manager is an easy choice if you want working copies of application data. Up-to-the-hour recovery. Or just an easier way to manage Microsoft software backups.

  1. Every time data is written, it's backed up by DPM.
  2. Servers and client desktops are included in backups automatically.
  3. Manage your backups anytime.
  4. Data recovery is easy and available with a few simple commands.
  5. We can configure DPM to run as a cloud backup solution in PlanetMagpie’s datacenter, upon request.
To start up Data Protection Manager for your office, request a quote using the Contact Us form on the right.