Cloud Backup Solution

  • Introduction

    What is A Cloud Backup Solution for Business?

    A cloud backup solution is a backup of data, over an encryption connection, to a cloud-based host. It can be from servers you host, or it can be backups of data stored in other cloud servers or services such as Microsoft 365 (Office 365) including mailboxes and SharePointMicrosoft Teams and OneDrive.

  • The benefits

    What Can A Cloud Backup Solution Offer Your Business?

    The online backup is rules based so can be tasked to periodically merge changes between set dates to make a restore efficient in the amount of time it takes.

    The cloud backup solution is an agent that is installed either on local servers or is a cloud hosted service that is used to access cloud hosted services such as Office 365. The agent in both cases will monitor the environments and carry out continuous backups in the background.

  • Our approach

    We Can Provide Your Business With The Best Cloud Backup Solution

    The Silver Cloud Business has partnered with Acronis Cloud Backup to provide our customers with the most comprehensive and cost-effective cloud backup solution on the market providing granular backup solutions for clients that use a delta backup ensuring that the backup is as effective and up to date as possible.

    • What is a delta backup? A backup that monitors changes made from the last backup but not at a file level, a bit level.
    • What does this mean? Imagine if you had a large document and you change a couple of words in it. Instead of backup up the entire document, taking time and using more storage, a delta backup will backup the changed words and location in the document only making for a much more efficient, faster backup to the cloud.

    We've helped businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and throughout the UK manage risk and the ability to recover after a disaster by implementing a cloud back up solution. 

Featured Case Study

  • Sector / Charity

    Local Charity The Trussell Trust, Adopts Full Cloud Services in Salisbury


    Our Client 

    The Trussell Trust is a leading anti-poverty charity which supports a nationwide network of food banks. Together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty and campaign for change to create a hunger free future where food banks are no longer needed. There are more than 1,200 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust’s network, roughly two thirds of all the food banks in the UK. The Trussell Trust supports these food banks to provide nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels to people in crisis who have been referred to them by advice agencies, GPs, schools, and others. Food banks also offer people support and guidance to help them resolve the crises they are facing.

    The Problem

    Inconsistent software across workstations and laptops, outdated servers and a need for a more flexible working environment

    The Trussell Trust was running a fully supported version of Windows server in a hypervisor environment with VM’s running Active Directory and Exchange 2010 and file shares.

    Workstations and laptops were running a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 10 with Office 2010. A 2008 R2 terminal server was being used for remote access and was due to go out of support with Microsoft.

    The organisation wanted to get all IT systems, workstations, and laptops running supported software and the latest Microsoft Office applications.

    They also wanted to get away from the old version of Microsoft Exchange and move their files to the cloud and migrate into SharePoint to become less reliant on on-premise servers and remove the 2008 R2 Terminal server.

    The Solution

    Utilising the full suite of Microsoft Office tools to ensure consistency and efficiency 

    • A new Microsoft 365 tenant was created using the not-for-profit portal. AD Sync tool was installed into their on-prem environment and their Active directory was synced up with M365 in full hybrid mode.
    • Once all machines were upgraded, the email hosting on Exchange 2010 was migrated using the cutover migration process to cloud-based Exchange online. This was done with no email downtime for the users.
    • Once the mail was all cut over, the Exchange 2010 server was de-commissioned and switched off.
    • As soon as the Trussell Trust was able to proceed with the migration of files to SharePoint, this was done using the Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool in a staged manner to avoid users not being able to access file shares.
    • Once each share was migrated it was made read-only on the on-premises systems for reference purposes only and to ensure continuity of data.
    • Microsoft Teams was also deployed during this stage to make every user experience much easier and more flexible.
    • The only exception to the SharePoint Migration was the Accounts files that were required to stay on-premises due to the accounting package in use. However, we were able to utilise the Direct Access system that was deployed earlier in the project to assist with remote access to this.

    The Outcome

    Fully supported and up-to-date in a Hybrid cloud environment

    The finished project meant that the organisation is now running its IT systems on fully supported software and operating systems, with the latest office applications in a Hybrid cloud environment. Staff are able to work much more efficiently moving forward with flexible working, with the majority of their systems fully cloud-based.

    Local Charity The Trussell Trust, Adopts Full Cloud Services in Salisbury

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