GridWay Online Backup and Recovery services are critical components of a business continuity strategy and are designed to make data recovery simple, easy and fast. Our Professional Services team can architect solutions that meet aggressive recovery time objectives (RTO) for businesses of all sizes. Even small to medium-sized businesses can take advantage of our services which are priced affordably and do not require upfront investment of any infrastructure. Customers are invoiced on a monthly basis and there are no complicated agreements to contend with or any hidden charges.
GridWay is a certified Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) as well as a Silver Veeam Reseller. After a considerable amount of research, GridWay chose to partner with Veeam, the industry leader in data protection. Their solution is hardware agnostic and can work with any server or storage vendor. Veeam’s strong synergy with VMware provides an opportunity for GridWay to architect a backup and recovery solution that is compatible with the large majority of customer server environments.
Our Online Backup and Recovery solutions include simple disk to disk offsite backup as well as optional replication services to accommodate immediate recovery of data. Depending on Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) GridWay can customize a solution to meet a variety of business requirements. Not only will customers have a solid backup solution in place, they will gain peace of mind knowing how long to expect recovery in the event of disaster.
Data is stored in GridWay’s Data Centre located in Kanata, Ontario and is 100% Canadian. Fully owned and operated by GridWay, our Data Centre is monitored and maintained on a 24×7 basis by GridWay’s technical team. For more information on the features of our Data Centre >>
All of our Online Backup and Recovery solutions are based on the following scenarios from which we customize the solution that is right for your business.
- GridWay Cloud Backup – Example 1
Customers who have invested in an on premise backup solution can simply use GridWay for their offsite backup component. Local storage is facilitated by the Veeam backup server then backed up to GridWay’s data centre via connections created by the Veeam proxies. From a Veeam licensing perspective, we can leverage the licenses clients have already purchased, or GridWay can provide the licenses for a monthly fee. Note that this solution is also compatible for server environments built on Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology and can in fact also work with other local storage solutions such as Symantec’s Backup Exec.
GridWay is completely flexible and can offer backups as frequently as needed. Similarly, retention periods are customizable with the average period being 90 days. GridWay also provides replication to tape with offsite storage for customers who need to archive data for long periods of time.
- GridWay Cloud Backup – Example 2
As a fully managed service, GridWay offers online backup for clients who do not have an on premise local backup of their data. GridWay provides the Veeam proxy for the client site, which facilitates the online backup to GridWay’s data centre. All licensing is bundled into the monthly fee and the entire solution is managed by GridWay’s technical team. Compared to Example 1, the same conditions apply with respect to retention periods, the frequency of backups, and option to archive data to tapes stored offsite.
- GridWay Cloud Replication – Example 1
GridWay’s replication service extends local and online backup by providing customers with enhanced data recovery options. Think of it as a form of insurance for your business. Virtual Servers which are configured to match your data and application requirements are pre-configured and run in stand-by mode in our data centre. In the event your servers fail, GridWay can instantly restore your environment and allow it to run on these emergency Virtual Servers. Remote access to these servers will enable you to continue to operate your business and mitigate downtime while you rebuild your local server environment. Finally there is a way to put an affordable Business Continuity Plan in place that will safeguard your business.
- GridWay Cloud Replication – Example 2
GridWay’s replication service is also available for customers who do not operate a local backup solution. All features as outlined in Example 1 are equally applicable. Customers gain greater peace of mind knowing that a stand-by virtual server infrastructure is in place in the event of a disaster. GridWay can architect the solution in such a way that recovery can be performed literally within minutes.
Please contact GridWay if you would like to learn how our Online Backup and Recovery services can work for your business.
Important Information for Business Owners: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has guidelines on record keeping policies. You are compliant when you use GridWay’s Data Centre to backup and store your data. Read more >>