Data is the most valuable resource that a company can own. Sadly, it is also often the least well-protected. Every year, thousands of UK businesses lose key data to preventable causes, with consequences ranging from security breaches to compromised operational continuity. In many cases, data loss can result in legal liability for the company that failed to protect its assets.

Why do these businesses lose valuable data, and end up suffering major financial consequences? Because they did not have a managed and monitored backup regime in place.

At Dark Scan, we understand the importance of a robust, measurable backup plan. The service we offer our clients is designed to help them ensure that their valuable data is protected at all times.

Developing an effective backup strategy requires more than simply deciding which data needs to be backed up, to where, and when. External factors such as business processes and available budget must also be considered before an optimal backup plan can be developed and a solution put in place.

Dark Scan is able to help companies reach the point where they understand what their true data backup needs are, and then assists by recommending and providing the best solution. Backup solution will help protect your assets in the event that major data loss occurs.

Depending upon budget, volume of data, and underlying business processes, Dark Scan is able to offer a range of backup options to meet your needs.

Whether you are currently facing data issues at your company or are trying to safeguard yourself for the future, as one of the top IT support vendors in London, Dark Scan is here to help backup and safeguard your data.

Standard Backup

A standard backup process involves the backup data being stored onto removable media that would be taken offsite as a precaution against fire, flood or theft. This process can be done more often depending on the quantity of data and the type/size of media that it is being copied to. The software and media used can also vary.

Standard backup is not the best or easiest solution, but it's a cost-effective way of ensuring you have a separate backup of your data.

Offsite Backup

The off-site backup solution is effectively the same as the Standard Backup option but without the need for manual data backup - thus avoiding reliance on in-house staff to take media offsite.

We offer offsite data storage either at our data centre or at a centre depending on individual client requirements and choice.

Advanced Backup

The Advanced Backup solution works in a similar way to the Standard Backup option. The main difference is that specialised Robust System Recovery software is used, and there are different options of media.

System recovery software is capable of running incremental snapshots. This reduces the recovery time significantly.

In the event of a disaster affecting your server such as a catastrophic hardware failure, fire, flood or theft, we will deliver a pre-built loan server to you, upon which you can restore your last available backup.

This allows for both full recovery and granular recovery of data right down to single files.

Ultimate Backup Solution

The Ultimate Backup solution combines the benefits of both the Advanced and the Off-site Backup options to give you total peace of mind in the event of any complete disaster, however caused, including fire, theft, flood or even hardware failure.

We will deliver a pre-built loan server to you, ready to go, onto which we will have restored your last backup from our data centre. As soon as it is connected to your network, you will be up and running and back in business.

Business Continuity

Business Continuity Planning is not just about managing a complete disaster, it is also about planning for the more irritating events which have a temporary effect on business and yet still cause disruption. With the appropriate level of planning these events can be managed to significantly reduce the loss of time to the business.

Putting in place a comprehensive business continuity plan will enable your business to recover from any disaster quickly, inexpensively and with a minimum of downtime. We'll help you design and implement the most suitable and cost effective solution to maintain continuity in the following critical areas:

  • People, workforce, skills and knowledge
  • Premises
  • Supporting technologies
  • Information
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Stakeholders, partners and contractors

Disaster recovery (DR) is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster.

As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, and their rapid recovery, has increased.

It can easily be caused through many sources that are not necessarily all from general disasters. These can include natural disasters, human error, fire and the unlikely event of a simultaneous system failure.

Ensuring your business continuity is invaluable and now is the time to start building your plan. Dark Scan offer Disaster Recovery solutions that coincides with the solutions. This means that you do not need to order any separate hardware to achieve your DR compliance.