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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:  Solarwinds MSP Backup & Recovery, Carbonite, and Data Protection Manager (DPM).

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Solarwinds MSP Backup & Recovery

PlanetMagpie’s cloud backup solution of choice is Solarwinds MSP Backup & Recovery. It’s a low-impact, high-reliability cloud backup system, built to adapt to your backup needs. With MSP Cloud Backups running, we backup your data to two geographically separated datacenters via the Web.

How it Works:

For computers with less data, we can install the MSP Cloud Backups software & begin the backup right away. For servers and computers with large amounts of data, we create a “seed”—an image-based backup of your data on an external hard drive. We then import the seed to our backup servers. This saves valuable time and your backups can be viable within 24 hours.

After the initial setup, MSP Cloud Backups adjusts how fast it transfers data constantly. It keeps the bandwidth use low, so backups proceed without slowing down your network. Backups can run at any time, day or night.

Cloud backups are stored in the Solarwinds datacenter in Atlanta, Georgia, with a duplicate backup in PlanetMagpie’s Silicon Valley Datacenter. Not only does this speed up file recovery (since we have a local copy), it provides redundancy in case a disaster occurs at either location.

Notable Features:

  • Virtual Disaster Recovery Protection for Servers. Should you have a catastrophic failure, we can bring a copy of your fully backed up servers online fast, so you can continue business operations. Bare Metal recovery is even an option.
  • Versioning. Versioning retains older versions of files. This lets you “roll back” to a previous backup if the current version is corrupted or infected with ransomware. The standard versioning is thirty days, but we can extend this as desired. We can also configure the backups to retain deleted items.
  • Encryption. MSP Cloud Backups employ up to 448-bit Blowfish end-to-end encryption, keeping your data safe from snooping. Encryption is baked into each backup client too. This eliminates the need for a secure Internet connection; backups proceed on schedule, every time, no matter where you are.
  • Local Speed Vault. If your computer has the space, we can keep a local copy of the backup there as well. It’s called the “Local Speed Vault,” and it makes a restore possible from the same computer.
  • Cloud Console. MSP Backup provides a cloud console, giving you a single pane of glass view of the health of all your backups provided by PlanetMagpie.

PlanetMagpie is a Solarwinds partner. Since our datacenter works with Solarwinds’ datacenter automatically, all customer backups have two sets of security protections on them—Solarwinds’ and PlanetMagpie’s.

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 MSP Cloud Backups running, our datacenter will back up your:

  • Windows Servers
  • Linux Servers
  • SQL Servers
  • Exchange Servers
  • Virtual Machines
  • Desktops & Laptops, Mac and Windows

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.

Solarwinds is headquartered and supported in the USA.

Interested in using Solarwinds’ MSP Backup & Recovery for your Cloud Backups?  Request a quote using the Contact Us form on the right.

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Carbonite

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.
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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.