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BackupBox: What is it?

Affordable dedicated backup appliance for SME and Enterprise

It's one of those things, you always mean to do, but forget or never get round to doing. And if you do regularly backup your systems, what confirmation is there it's actually working?

What is your Disaster Recovery plan?

If your server fails tomorrow, what is your plan?

BackupBox is a dedicated backup and disaster recovery appliance designed for servers. It sits on your local network with it's own IP address. All your data is encrypted, compressed and then stored on the BunkerBox as a first point of backup. The Bunkerbox then mirrors itself and any changes to our ultra secure bunker.

This provides the benfits of onsite and offsite backups at the same time. All backups and restores happen at very high speed since it is on your internal network. If the BackupBox is no longer available data can be recovered from the offsite mirror.

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What can it backup?

The BackupBox can backup your server Data, Exchange, SQL, VMWare V-Sphere, Hyper-V, MySQL, SharePoint, Oracle Databases & perform Bare Metal Disk Images. All data is backed up using intelli-delta changes so only minimal amount of data is transmitted.

For very large backups and restores we can seed the initial backup data via USB hard drive.

For small business & enterprise

BackupBox comes in 2 versions. Small Business Edition and Enterprise Edition.

For more information Call: 0121 270 6591

Key Features:

BackupBox is ideal where there is large amounts of data to backup offsite backups are too slow. 

  • No Swapping tapes or USB hard drives
  • Affordable and flexible pricing structure
  • 100 % UK Based support and datacentre
  • Ideal for servers with large amounts of data
  • Full Disaster Recovery capabilities including bare metal restore
  • Fully automatic backup schedules with email notifications
  • Backup & Restore onsite and offsite simultaneously
  • Recover an entire server easily
  • Continuous backups / data replication
  • Keep many versions of data with advanced retention settings

 

Tapes are so out of date
With BackupBox there are no tapes or no drives to swap. The backups will happen as per the defined schedule.

No More Missed Backups
All backups are fully automatic. If there is a problem an email will be generated. If a backup does miss, you will be emailed and it will also appear on the daily backup summary reports.

Versions & Retention
Advanced retention policies allow you to keep multiple versions of any data set. This can be configured by number of versions of a file or by date and time. For example you could keep 100 versions of a particular data set, or specify an exact retention period and data for several weeks or months.

Full DR capabilities
It is not just a box that can perform a few backups. It is a full Disaster Recovery appliance. Disk Images or SnapShots of entire servers can be performed and easily restored. A broken or failed server can be quickly restored to its exact point using the Disk Imaging system. We also provide a bootable CD to assist with failed hard drives.

Multiple OS Support
Our software agents work on Windows, Apple Macs and Linux.

Plugins for VMWare & Hyper-V
If you run virtual machines the BunkerBox can backup an individual guest machine or the entire host server farm. Up to 100 versions of backup data are kept allowing you to restore to any point in time.

Exchange, SQL & SharePoint
Powerful Exchange, SQL & SharePoint backups will keep your servers protected.

Super Fast Backups and Restores
Because the BackupBox is located on your internal network. All backups and restores will run at up to 1Gbps, network speed permitting. Typical backup and restore rates vary but usuall around 300mbps. This means there us no waiting around to restores to download from the internet. If the BunkerBox was not available all data can be downloaded direct from the offsite mirror. For large restores in this scenario we can courier the data to you if required.

Backup & Restore Onsite and Offsite
All backups are stored on the local BunkerBox. Once the backup schedule finishes, the changed data is then mirrored to the offsite location.

Large Amounts of Data?
We can supply a BackupBox from 250GB to 100TB. There are virtually no limits on the amount of data we can backup. It is ideal for large amounts of data where traditional offsite backups would take too long to backup or restore.

UK Based Support and DataCenter
All our infrastructure is based in the UK, 100%. Our state of the art, ultra secure datacenter is an ex-nuclear bunker, 30M underground.

Affordable & flexible pricing structure
Many other companies charge huge amounts per GB of data, especially when data amounts reach the terabytes mark. We do not. All our services are affordable but without any compromise in quality. We keep our overheads low and pass the cost savings direct to the customer.

Comprehensive Reporting
The BackupBox will email you several daily/weekly reports. Email notifications when the backups complete, so you can be sure that your backups have finished correctly. There are so many other reports and a control panel to assist with backup management.

The BackupBox Client

Backup workstations & servers running Windows, Mac or Linux 

  • Backup file servers & database servers: Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL SharePoint, etc
  • Backup Mapped Network Drives

Intuitive & advanced browser based HTML user interface

Block level incremental backups with options to configure multiple full backups

  • Ability to manually seed first backup and run incremental backups, thereafter

Extensive scheduling options including continuous data protection

High performance compression

User configured (up to 448 bit) encryption key guarantees data privacy and facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements

Virtually unlimited versioning with advanced data retention policies

Quick restore options with ability to restore any version of single file/folder

Backup open files using Volume Shadow Copy Service (Windows)

Comprehensive reports & dashboards with email notification options

Easily handles large file backups with no limits on file size!

Bandwidth throttling

The BackupBox Server

Easy Management & Administration

  • Designed for multi-tenancy with tier based storage quota management and role based access control
  • Centralized & automatic administration and delivery of client licenses and software updates
  • Supports easy grouping of clients under customers, and customers under resellers
    Advanced retention policies for backup data retention

Scalability & Flexibility

  • RDBMS backend with support for MySQL & MS SQL Server
  • SAN, NAS, CAS or Local Disks as storage backend
  • Support for clustering and load balancing

Powerful Reporting & Monitoring 

  • Comprehensive fault management with events & alarms
  • Elaborate Server Dashboard with drill-down reporting
  • Consolidated status report on all clients' backup schedules from a single interface
  • Advanced email reporting options including scheduled and triggered report generation options
  • Web Services APIs for integration with third party OSS/OAM systems

 Features especially relevant to Service Providers

  • Integrated Billing and Invoice module with configurable invoice plans
  • The "Local to Remote Server Migration" feature: Backup large datasets locally and then migrate the data to the server storage; continue with incremental backups, thereafter!
  • Real time replication of your backup data to a replication server - with support for replicating to Amazon S3 storage cloud and other storage clouds
  • Support for running the BunkerBox Server on Amazon EC2 with storage on Amazon S3

 

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