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MICROSOFT WINDOWS SYSTEM BACKUP AND RESTORE (BARE-METAL or IMAGE RECOVERY) BlueLight IT’s backup software is integrated with StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect and Microsoft Windows System Backup to offer automatic remote offsite bare-metal system backup and restore. Although both ShadowProtect and Windows System Backup allow users to perform bare-metal system backup, they both lack the ability to perform remote offsite backup easily and efficiently. By combining ShadowProtect and Microsoft Windows System Backup with BlueLight IT’s expertise in automatic remote offsite backup technologies, users are able to use BlueLight IT’s Online Backup Manager (BlueLight IT’s OBM) to perform offsite, complete, bare-metal system backup easily for better protection. In case of a total-loss disaster happened to a computer or server, backed up image containing the complete operating system and installed applications with the latest configurations and settings, along with all data, can be restored easily to a computer, even of completely different hardware, without running into the Windows blue screen.
CONTINUOUS DATA PROTECTION BlueLight IT’s advanced Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology captures every version of the data file that has been saved to your hard drive. With CDP, even if your hard drive crashes completely after you have worked for a full day without invoking backup manually yourself, the saved copy of your working files will still be intact on the backup server. It provides a highly dependable means of real-time, continuous data protection for servers, desktops, and laptops effortlessly and transparently, without any human intervention.
SUPPORT OF HIGH AVAILABILITY AND WINDOWS ACTIVE DIRECTORY The high availability feature of BlueLight IT’s Offsite Backup Server is ideal for larger enterprises that have a sizable number of client computers to back up concurrently, as multiple OBS clients can be run at the same time to form a high availability cluster. This makes it possible for the backup system to achieve optimal resource utilization, throughput, and response time. Moreover, system reliability is greatly improved with added redundancy. The support of Windows Active Directory (or LDAP) allows user backup accounts to be created automatically and backup quota to be shared by a group of users.
DISASTER RECOVERY READY The virtue of backup is to make copies of critical data so that these copies can be used to restore the system following a data-loss disaster. With BlueLight IT’s Backup Software, data will be copied, compressed, 256-bit encrypted, and finally uploaded to a remote server located offsite through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The backed up data is 100% restorable to its original format, when needed, by simply clicking a few buttons. In addition, BlueLight IT’s Backup Software provides another level of protection by allowing replication of the remote backup server(s) to another remote location. As a result, the security level is doubled. Simply put, BlueLight IT’s backup software is truly a great tool.
BACKUP 500GB IN ONE NIGHT Our seed load and in-file delta technologies enable backup of a large volume of data to be completed in a very short period of time. The seed load feature allows backup of the large volume of data to a local hard drive. With our proprietary in-file delta technology, the original file is required to be backed up once only, i.e. in the first backup job. Subsequently, only the changes within the file made since the previous backup are necessary to be backed up. This means that after your initial setup and backup, every future backup is only contains changes you have made. This can save you hours and frees your computer so you can work at full speed with peace of mind. For example, for a file that is as large as 500GB, a Bluelight IT technician will seed load the full backup to a removable local hard drive and then deliver the drive to the backup server. Since only the changes made within the 500GB file, normally less than 1%, i.e. 5GB, of the original file size, are required to be backed up again, this amount of data can be backed up easily to the server via the Internet or Intranet in one night. As a result, instead of having to back up 500GB everyday, you just need to back up 5GB everyday to keep the file up-to-date on the backup server. And our software does this backup automatically, on your schedule. What could be easier?
ALL PLATFORMS AND COMMON DATABASES SUPPORTED BlueLight IT’s Backup Software now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008, and all other leading operating systems which can run Java2 Runtime Environment 1.5.0 or above, which are essentially all operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac, NetWare, NAS devices, etc. In addition, BlueLight IT’s Backup Software comes with modules specially designed for backing up common database applications, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Lotus Notes/Domino, Oracle and MySQL. This allows you to back up all these databases professionally as recommended by their respective software vendor easily without requiring you to know how it works technically behind the scenes. If the databases or application you are using in-house are not listed here, don’t worry. Our database contains hundreds of devices that we haven’t listed here. Further, our extensive and easily configurable command line tools enable you to add custom backup logics to basic backup operation through simple scripting, or let one of our technicians do it for you!
------- Since most business data such as contacts, accounting records, marketing materials, sales contracts, operational databases and emails are maintained in a digital form, it has become essential for all businesses to conduct comprehensive data backups. In addition to backing up the data it is very important to conduct periodic restores to ensure the backup program is working. BlueLight IT uses state of the art software specifically designed to efficiently and securely backup any number of desktops, servers and virtual machines. All data is backed up to BlueLight IT's servers located at a world class, hurricane-proof data center capable of surviving Category 5 storms, and run on its own electricity supply for weeks, not hours.
Safety The safety of the backup file is guaranteed by the encryption method of the software. All data is encrypted at the client's location prior to transmission to the backup servers. The client is the only entity with the encryption key and password, and because the software uses 128 Bit TwoFish encryption, no one else is able to read or use the encrypted information. This feature gives your business the ability to maintain data security without neglecting federal compliance parameters such as HIPAA.
Data Loss Makes Your Business Suffer Business information goes hand in hand with business operations. The loss of important data, or even its temporary inaccessibility, may threaten an organization’s hard-earned competitive position. It is a statistical fact that most companies without a proactive backup and recovery policy are very likely to be OUT OF BUSINESS within 2 years of a major disaster and/or catastrophic data loss. Loss of business data may ruin a company’s reputation, and may lead to expensive litigation. In certain industries the loss of data in certain manners could result in federal fines and liability.
Bullet Proof Your Business BlueLight IT’s data backup and disaster and recovery solutions are the best way to ensure a business is ready to overcome a myriad of misfortunes that often make businesses enter the realm of out-of-business. Being Proactive is cheaper than being Reactive, call 561-282-225 for a free solution consultation.