Backup & Disaster Recovery
Protect your data against loss and disaster
Restore normal operations quickly after a disaster
Implement fail-over protocols with Cloud services
Test your backup systems to ensure they are fit for purpose
Protecting Business Data & Operations Against Loss
Protecting data against permanent loss is both a legal and moral responsibility for your business. And without access to your data, operations would quickly grind to a halt, potentially costing the organisation hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The reality is that your IT systems are only as good as the backup and disaster recovery processes and technology you use to protect them. Thousands of businesses across the UK are critically unprotected – in the event of a major system failure, many could not recover because their data would be lost forever. Computers in the City can help your business develop a robust backup and recovery regime that prevents data loss and provides a rock-solid platform you can rely on in the event of a disaster.
For over 20 years CITC has been working with financial services providers and other organisation in London, helping to overcome the challenges of protecting ever-increasing volumes of data.
Taking the pain out of creating a backup regime
Our extensive knowledge of archiving technologies and Cloud platforms means that we can create a bullet-proof backup regime that means you always have a copy of your data available. We can also take over responsibility for ongoing management of backups, freeing your team to focus on other strategic IT projects.
Helping your business survive a disaster
A serious outage threatens the very existence of your business. To help reduce these risks, CITC will work to define a disaster recovery plan that will have basic operations up and running within a matter of minutes, allowing business to resume while full recovery takes place in the background.
Managing huge volumes of backup data can be time consuming and complicated. Using our extensive experience of disaster recovery technologies, CITC can help identify the product best suited to your needs. From Attix5 and Asigra for enterprise-class organisations, down to Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup and Mozy Cloud Backup for smaller businesses, we have a solution to suit.
Our technical experts will help create and configure a backup regime that ensures critical data is copied accurately and stored securely off-site. And our consultants are always on hand to help recover data in an emergency.
Having a duplicate copy of your data is just part of the story however, you also need a plan for restoring data and operations as quickly as possible after a serious outage. Using our decades of experience, CitC engineers can help you formulate a disaster recovery plan that maps out the many stages required to bring systems back online and to restart operations. We can also advise on how to use Cloud platforms as an interim stop-gap, allowing you to resume operations even before the recovery process is complete.
Again, having a disaster recovery plan is not the full story. The only way to know if your plan actually works is to test it. CitC engineers can help your business simulate a disaster in order to test whether your contingency plans are workable. We can also provide advice on how to improve the protocol, increasing security of data in transit, or how to reduce waste and complete the recovery even more quickly for instance.
“It’s easy to find yourself at the back of the queue when you’re a smaller firm. That is not an experience we have ever suffered with CiTC, which has always provided us with the highest levels of customer service. Whether we have been overseas with laptop troubles or at home with server issues, CiTC has been understanding, responsive to our needs and has had us up and running again quickly… which is rather important when you’re in the communications business.”
Gordon Puckey, MD
Managing Director Phoenix Financial PR
“We have used the services of CitC for many years and rely on their help and expertise to support our business and to help us innovate. We can always rely on them to “go that extra mile”. They are a key business partner.”
“We have had an excellent working relationship with CitC for a period in excess of 14 years. This has involved a continuous programme of routine IT and Communications support but we also placed great reliance on CitC to take control of our systems requirements for two major office moves and the establishment of a new satellite office. With thanks to CitC these one-off projects were accomplished very successfully.”
“I should like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing an excellent service and for all your help in kitting out our new offices. I think it is true to say we could not have done it without you.”
“We can always depend on the team at Computers in the City to be proactive and keep our systems secure and running. They respond promptly and effectively to our needs and provide excellent customer service. We have been a happy customer for over 2 years”
“Always to the rescue, you guys. I am so grateful to your fantastic team, brilliant.”
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of your team that have worked so hard to get us back up and running since the world ended on Tuesday night.”