The concept and importance of multi-tenanted applications has raised many questions and uncertainty in the cloud storage and particularly so in the cloud backup arena. Cloud solutions have enabled the masses to get industry leading services without the massive cost and expertise required in managing such specialist solutions. Multi-tenancy is one of the corner stone’s of cloud computing in that it ensures the security, confidentiality and integrity of data stored via cloud service. To the extent that customers can rest easy knowing their data is safer and more confidential than being on their own devices, on their own network regardless of how many other customers reside on the same service offering.
When the laptop of an executive crashes and cannot be recovered, IT people often have to deliver the bad news that vital data has been lost. But, in the case of Ian Day at Gryphon Investment Counsel, he is able to deliver good news. That’s because Ian Day and his IT team chose Stage2Data for data backup and recovery months ago.
Recently, an executive laptop crashed and was unrecoverable. The laptop contained a large amount of
data and it was important to have it restored.
When the determination was made that the laptop was unrecoverable, Ian immediately turned to his daily backups with Stage2Data. He was able to restore data to a temporary machine while the laptop was being replaced. According to Ian, “The recovery process took no time getting the data restored and the executive was back to work quickly”.
When asked what would have happened with the data on the damaged hard drive had the decision to do cloud based data backup with Stage2Data not been made, Ian replied, “He would have lost all of his data. There would have been widespread ripples from such a loss. It would have been very serious.”
Working with Stage2Data, Ian has experienced above and beyond client service. He describes the Stage2Data team as “Very responsive, always quick to call back or touch base”. And working remotely with the team has given Ian a new sense of control over restores and installing software.
Why did Ian move to Stage2Data? While using another services, he experienced limits on the amount of data he could backup and was quickly reaching his limit. He also found that backups were taking longer and longer, often running out of time in the evening with all of the servers competing for internet bandwidth.
Other considerations for moving to Stage2Data:
1. The Stage2Data data centres are outside of Toronto
2. Top of Class technology that uses less network bandwidth and less time
3. Retentions – Stage2Data paid close attention to the amount of time data is retained.
In addition to being able to replace data on a damaged hard drive within hours, Ian is also able to deliver file restores that involve data that was saved in the past. With Stage2Data he has what he needs quickly and it’s easy to access.
Information Technology – Gryphon Investment Counsel
“For years we backed our own data up. It was a lot of extra work and we always knew it was not the most reliable method. When I had the opportunity to talk to Stage2Data about the possibility of moving data backup and recovery to them I was pleased with what I heard. The meeting with Stage2Data was brief (I don’t have a lot of time!) but very informative. We contracted Stage2Data and from there the setup was simple and painless.
Soon after we started doing offsite backups with Stage2Data we had a power outage and lost some TAM files. If this had happened a few months earlier it might have been a serious problem. But since I had Stage2Data to turn to all it took was a phone call to the help desk and they guided my staff through the restore process. Within minutes we were up and running. This experience underlined my opinion that Stage2Data was the way to go.”
Floyd Hall Insurance
“It’s the best move we ever made. It’s insurance on our data which is the most important piece
of our business.”
Chris Engbers, IBAO Member
“I received almost immediate response to my data concern and excellent help from the
Stage2Data professional services team. We’re in the insurance business and Stage2Data is
insurance for us!”
Meredith Thomas, IBAO Member
The important daily function of data backup works so seamlessly and hassle free now that I’m using Stage2Data, I forget it’s even running.
The problems I have experienced over the years in trying to find a reliable backup solution were endless: Jammed tape drives, broken tapes, software conflicts, software updates, tape rotation, offsite storage requirements etc.
Not having to worry about this very important requirement allows me to focus more on revenue generating activities. This service is very liberating for small business owners who want disaster recovery but don’t want the I.T. learning curve and all the maintenance required.
I have never had such hassle free service from any backup solution that I have used over the years. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Maizis and Miller
Tax time. It can be stressful for everyone, accountants included. And when Brian Petersen, of BP Group Inc. mistakenly saved a 2011 file over a 2010 file his first response was frustration but that was was quickly followed by relief. Brian had moved to Stage2Data a cloud based data backup and recovery solution recently and he knew his data would be back in his hands within minutes with no time lost or lengthy restore process. He simply went into his backup and restored the 2010 file. Simple. One word that summed up his reaction to getting his data back instantly. “Excellent!”.
Paul Taylor, Director of Operations at IBAO reports on his experience on moving from tape to cloud based data backup and recovery with Stage2Data. He also gives insights into the benefits of working with the Oakville, Ontario based team at Stage2Data, an Infinity Partner with the IBAO.
Taylor says, “We have been using Stage2Data for our remote backup since our introduction to them in 2012. The set-up was painless, and we now have peace of mind that our systems could be restored quickly from remote Canadian data centers in the event of a catastrophe. The cost of storage through
Stage2Data is also very competitive in the marketplace. If you are concerned about your own disaster preparedness, call Stage2Data today, you’ll receive prompt and professional attention as well as exclusive IBAO member pricing.”
E-Commerce Solutions by Canucks Inc
Like many companies, E-Commerce Solutions by Canucks Inc (ESC) knew about hackers but had never experienced an attack first hand.. That all changed when John MacDonald, the President/CEO of ESC realized that someone had hacked into his site, literally shutting it down.
John’s immediate challenge was getting his website, an integral part of his e-Commerce business up and running just as it was pre-hack.
A few months ago, before John made the decision to back up his data with Stage2Data this attack would have been a serious problem. He would have been left with a compromised website and no data backed up to get it up and running again.
The good news is that John did have Stage2Data and their powerful data backup software at his fingertips. According to John getting his files back to where they were pre-attack was simple. All he had to do was log into the Stage2Data software and restore the files to the day before the attack. John reports that the entire process was straightforward, leaving him to only “click, click, click” to get back where he was. The restore process was so simple he did not even need to call Tech Support.
The end result? Hackers zero. ESC one.
And what’s next for John? For one, he’s talking to his customers about using Stage2Data, reminding them that the free data backup many are using will not give them the restore functions he was glad to have after his data loss. John’s also looking into backing up the laptop where he keeps all of his financial data. He’s had a brush with serious data loss and he wants to ensure that his whole company is safe, secure and easy to back up in the case of another hacker or loss.
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