Current Backup Statistics
Most businesses fail miserably when it comes to disaster prevention planning. Here are some statistics from a recent report:
- Only 30 percent have a fully documented disaster recovery strategy in place.
- A mere 15 percent use the cloud for some or all of their disaster recovery environment.
- Over half of the businesses were not backing up data on a daily basis.
- 75 percent of organizations claimed that daily backups threaten workplace productivity.
- 32 percent of IT administrators admitted that their organizations do not test their backup systems on a regular basis.
- By industry, the healthcare field is considered to be among the most negligent as an alarming 66 percent of respondents report to not testing their backup systems.
Spreading the Good News
As the price of data storage has decreased over the past decade, the number and variety of backup solutions has exploded, while cost has radically decreased. So if you haven’t found a comprehensive backup solution your business can rely on, now is a better time than ever.
Sentry’s hybrid cloud model utilizes both cloud and local backups, increasing business continuity and reducing recovery time. Hybrid solutions can use either local or cloud-based storage for recovery, whether restoring a single file or an entire system.
The Cloud Advantage
For many businesses, the environment they care about is local, or on-site. Cloud backup provides an off-site copy of critical data and systems, making it an ideal option to ensure data continuity across any catastrophe.
For others, the cloud also serves as the primary location for web servers, web-based applications, and email. This make it even more imperative that those cloud-based services are also backed up and available for recovery.
Regardless of whether the environment is based locally or in the cloud, customers still have the same concerns:
Encryption is a central element of any cloud solution, and Sentry Backup uses client-side 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the standard protocol for all secure web transactions today. This means that the data is encrypted before it ever leaves the system, minimizing threat exposure.
Each of our 7 worldwide data centers meets the following certifications:
- ISO 9001-14001-27001-50001
- OHSAS 18801
- PCI DSS
- chapter 9 compliant SSAE16 SOC1
Sentry yields backup and recovery as fast as 5GB/min.
Data redundancy is key to optimizing backup reliability. The hybrid cloud model provides both local and cloud redundancy, allowing access to backup files even if the internet is down. Furthermore, our data centers use a fully redundant architecture to ensure data is available for recovery 99.999% of the time.
Sentry Backup is totally scalable. Just add data and pay for what you use- no investment needed.
Superior Performance and Efficiency
Files are made of blocks and blocks are made up of code. Most backup solutions operate using file-based technologies. The backup engine scans for files that have been designated as “changed” by the operating system before duplicating them across your network.
Every time a file changes, the entire file has to be transmitted for backup. Sentry once again sets the bar with our proprietary True Delta technology.
True Delta technology is more intelligent than file-based backup solutions, able to detect changes at the more granular block level. Due to the extensive use of spreadsheets, the average document only changes by 0.1 – 0.5%. This makes Sentry Backup the most bandwidth and resource efficient backup solution in the industry.
Expensive hardware investments have long been replaced by a low monthly expense that grows as fast– or as slow– as your company. Pricing starts at $1/GB per month.
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