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Data Backup

Global Edge deploys the latest data backup techniques, which may include a combination of backing up files to a removable hard disk and/or using tape drives.

Global Edge is also a Diamond Partner with Barracuda Networks, and is fully certified to provide data backup and storage solutions using Barracuda technology.

Barracuda Cloud Storage with Deduplication

Barracuda Backup Subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage at affordable monthly fees that scale to meet increasing data requirements.

  • Secure offsite backups in the cloud

  • Deduplicated efficient backup storage

  • Redundant disk-based storage

  • Best-of-breed data retention policies

  • Web interface multi-location management

  • Restore by Web, FTP and Windows software

Barracuda Backup

The Barracuda Backup Service is an affordable data backup solution, providing a full local data backup that is combined with a storage subscription to replicate data offsite.

This approach provides the best of both worlds — onsite backups for fast restore times and secure, offsite storage for disaster recovery. Block level deduplication is applied inline to reduce traditional backup storage requirements by 20 to 50 times while also reducing backup windows and bandwidth requirements.

Barracuda Backup gives you the freedom to replicate box-to-box, box-to-cloud, or both ...



Here's what a recent Barracuda client said of his new backup solution:

"This past week, our new Barracuda Data Backup Service was installed and activated, replacing our 7 year old tape backup system. This new solution, compared to our old tape backup solution:

  • No more changing tapes every Monday

  • No more shipping tapes off-site every week ($125 to $160 / month)

  • No more replacing tapes every year (21 or more tapes at $70 to $100 per tape)

  • No more annual licensing for backup software ($3000 / year)

  • No need to replace our 7 year old tape library hardware ($11,000)

  • No need to replace the computer running the tape backup software ($4,000)

  • Two pieces of equipment - a server & the tape library - have been replaced by a single smaller, more efficient unit

  • All of this does not factor in the time required to maintain & test the old tape solution, which was a considerable amount each week

The ongoing cost of storing the data securely off site (at a data centre in Montreal, although in 2011 Barracuda is opening a data centre in Toronto) is less than $200 per month. The support contract for the backup hardware & software is $100/month.

My first impressions of this backup solution are that it's a phenomenal product. It takes very little time & effort to set up, Barracuda's support is quick to respond and very knowledgeable, and the reporting and management tools are very easy to use. Overall I'm extremely pleased with this solution, and very comfortable with how it is protecting our data. I actually feel less stressed as tape backups can be very unreliable, and my testing so far with this product shows it to be extremely reliable. If we ever need to restore data, I am very confident that the data will be there, and that we can restore it very quickly."

Backup Rotation

We design a rotation for backups both onsite and offsite storage.

Solutions include:

  • Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM)

  • HP - tape drive hardware and tapes

  • Symantec - software

  • Quantum - tape drive hardware and tapes