APSU’s Virtual Cloud Backup (vCB) service is built on our Virtual Data Centre (vDC) to give you a smart approach to backup and data recovery by leveraging the flexibility and cost effectiveness of the cloud. By their very nature, traditional backup solutions require extensive storage backend infrastructures that are rigid and expensive to maintain and are tied to a single location. Setting up a redundant environment with multiple locations to meet offsite backup requirements or compliancy regulations effectively doubles the investment required. A cloud approach with storage consumption on demand and the flexibility to choose the location of your data is essential in choosing a cost-effective backup strategy. APSU’s vCB meets and exceeds this requirement.
Your data will be stored in ISO27001, PCI DSS compliant data centres and can be encrypted at source and in transit to add an additional level of security.
Extremely fast restores when you need them, with the ability to replicate to multiple European Virtual Data Centres for offsite storage resilience should it be required.
Your vCB solution will be managed by our Symantec accredited backup experts. They can be there to support you and ensure your data is available, 24/7.
With up to 100x faster backups and less transmitted data, a full backup image can be completed in the same time as it takes to do an incremental.
From deployed Symantec NetBackup agents, data is backed up locally either by APSU provided dedicated hardware or if the client prefers onto their existing infrastructure. Using the application’s accelerators to dramatically reduce backup times, as high as 100x in some instances, after the backup is complete, data is encrypted and pushed to APSU’s vCB cloud in real time to the schedule agreed. Local and Cloud data retention is then set to meet audit and business requirements.
The solution also has advanced tools to reduce data replication traffic such as global inline or client side de-duplication, compression and encryption.
APSU solves these challenges by integrating our vCB in the cloud by use of APSU’s Virtual Data Centre (vDC). vDC is integrated into a pan-European fibre network and can be used as a private cloud solution fully integrated into your corporate VPN. Together with inline deduplication, bandwidth costs are reduced and faster off-site data storage is achieved.
Microsoft Active Directory & SharePoint
Databases: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2 & Dynamic, SAP, Sybase, MySQL
Email servers: Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino
Server – Supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2
Server – Supported Linux Operating Systems
Client – Supported UNIX Operating Systems
Client – Supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2
Storage Server 2003/2008/2008 R2
Client – Supported Linux Operating Systems
Open Enterprise Server
Client – Other Supported Operating Systems
There are numerous possible combinations of hypervisors that may occur; this list is provided as a general supported list of hypervisors for vCB.
HP-UX Integrity VM
IBM VIO Server
Solaris Logical Domains
“A lot of the companies we support are now looking to a Cloud Backup solution and the more locations they have, with man power, logistics and the hassle factor, they can now see the financial benefits in moving to our Virtual Cloud Backup (vCB) service.”
Alex Turner, Technical Sales Manager, APSU