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What does IC offer?

IC offers a solution to allow you to securely back up your data that is then stored in one of ICs secure highly available locations.   This came out of a need to have a backup solution for IC and we use same platform for all our servers.  We call this service CDP or Continuous Data Protection.

Choose the number of machines to backup and how much disk space you'd like for storing those backups:

It's as easy as 1,2,3

  1. Simply install a tiny agent on the machine you want to backup.
  2. Make sure our CDP platform can reach / get to that machine through your firewall.
  3. Log in to the CDP platform and set up your backups.

You can receive regular e-mails from the platform to monitor your backups or just login to the portal to check.

If you need to restore a file or a full machine then that is easy too, and you are in complete control 24 hours a day.


Powered by Server Backup Manager by R1Soft

The CDP platform is powered by Server Backup Manager from R1Soft.  We take on the infrastructure whilst you just manage your own backups.  You get all the relevant functions included in full product we use without any licence 'gotchas' including...

  • Database support to allow, for example a table to be restored.
  • MS Exchange support to allow the recovery of mailboxes etc...
  • Low system impact, as this is based on block level snapshots, we find that the backups do not stress the servers.
  • Windows and Linux, Physical and Virtual all supported.

Continuous Data Protection is an off-site data storage place, a management console and a software suite that provides you with the management tools to setup and maintain your own backup system. You manage and maintain your backups and policies, we look after the back end infrastructure engines and storage areas for you. Powered by one of the leading backup software vendor R1Soft.  

  • Data Retention Policies
    Define automatic policies to merge recovery points and recycle storage
  • Disk Safe Verification
    Added integrity assurance through block-level verification of stored data against its source
  • AES-256 Encryption
    Optionally choose to protect your data at rest and in transit through industry standard encryption
  • Database support
    To allow, for example a table to be restored.
  • MS Exchange support
    To allow the recovery of mailboxes etc...
  • Low system impact
    As this is based on block level snapshot technology, we find that the backups do not stress the servers.
  • Windows and Linux, Physical and Virtual
    All supported.
  • Fast
    Incremental backups are done at the block level, not file level
    Schedule server backups as frequently as every 15 minutes
  • Proven
    Used on nearly 250,000 servers in the world’s largest data centres
  • Affordable
    Everything is included - no additional modules required
  • Multi-Platform
    Physical / Virtual / Windows / Linux
    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Exchange support
    RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, SuSe including most custom Linux kernels
    All virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, XenSource, Virtuozzo and KVM at a guest level
  • Scalable
    Manage thousands of servers with one web-based enterprise console
    Extensible architecture allows for adding repositories as you grow
  • Quick Restore
    Restore large file systems or entire servers fast with Bare-Metal Restore
    Easy granular file or folder restore or download files to desktop
  • Multi-Tenant
    Allow multiple departments/customers to share backup capacity with complete separation
    Provide self-service backup/restore to your internal customers
  • Self-Service File Restore
    Provide end users with the ability to restore their own files
    Compatible with most Web Hosting Control Panels
  • High Performance Backups
    The first time your Continuous Data Protection policy runs, it will perform an initial replica of your data. After the initial replica, it stores block level deltas, leading to shorter backup windows and reduced disk I/O.
  • Bare-Metal Restore
    Faster alternative to file-by-file restore in the event of disaster. By bypassing the file system and streaming blocks directly to disk, restores of large file systems can be performed significantly faster.
  • Data Retention Policy
    Define a replication goal (for example, every 15 minutes) and the amount of recovery points to retain. Old recovery points are automatically merged and their storage is recycled.
  • Point-in-Time Snapshots
    Through the use of Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy or on Linux an easy to install kernel module called Hot Copy™ we can produce point-in-time snapshots of disk volumes, allowing consistent backup of locked and open files, and, combined with our changed block tracking, blazing fast backups.
  • Disk Safe Encryption
    AES-256 Encryption can be enabled at the time of creation of Disk Safes for backup data. This aids in the protection of data stored in the backup server and over the network.
  • Industrial Strength Storage
    Archive up to 140 terabytes of data per disk safe. On-disk journaling passes the ACID test and recovers automatically from interruptions.
  • Remote Agent Deployment
    Enables you to download, install, and configure in under 5 minutes. Deployment and configuration wizards provide remote agent deployment for Windows and Linux. Deploy Linux agents using root or any account allowed to sudo. Set or change agent configuration directly from Server Backup Manager.
  • Virtual Server (VM) Support
    Support backups for the most common virtual machines including VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix Xenserver, Parallels Virtuozzo, and KVM at the guest level.
  • Exchange and SQL Server Coverage
    Backup MS SQL Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 and Express databases. Plus, complete server backup for MS Exchange Server 2013, 2010 and 2007.
  • Recovery Point Archiving
    Corporate and regulatory requirements often require the archiving of data at certain intervals. Define an archiving policy for recovery points to ensure retention requirements are supported.

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Need more information or pricing please contact us.

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Tel.    01782 667788
Sales 01782 667700

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