October 29, 2012
What do Hurricanes and Online Backup Have in Common?
We can’t understate the significance of online backup protection. Technology is woven into every business’ mission critical activities. Companies’ most important information is stored on computers, laptops, and mobile devices (most of this is customer information). Hurricane Sandy is set to strike the eight states on the eastern seaboard. 375,000 people in New York City have been evacuated and over 1 million people in Virginia have already lost power. This is a large storm with high winds and even greater wind gusts moving into areas with many businesses, including the financial center of the United States. Even if you have customers that do not live close to the coast, or in an area potentially affected by Hurricane Sandy, this is a sobering reminder of just how devastating a looming natural disaster can be.
Play it Safe and Back it Up!
So to prevent data loss exposure to Hurricane Sandy or any other natural disaster, your re-branded online backup solution is the most convenient form of disaster management – especially for customers with multiple endpoints to protect. In case of a disaster, your clients can connect to a remote computer, that has all critical data and restore it to dissimilar hardware, in the case that the original hardware was damaged. This way your customers’ businesses will not suffer downtime. The cost is minimal, and backups can be automated. You and your customers always have remote data access and all files will always be protected with three layers of encryption, ensuring the highest level of data security. Most importantly – the data will be stored offsite in a secured facility.
Protecting your Customers
SOS partners have access to a disaster recovery template, pricing guidelines, and compliance information. Offering your customers a total business continuity and disaster recovery solution can be achieved by ensuring that your customers are backing up regularly, that their hardware is up to date, and that they’re running the most recent versions of your re-branded online backup application. Now is an ideal time to evaluate your customers’ online backup and disaster recovery plans, before, during and after Hurricane Sandy.
Learn More About Offsite Storage
Reliable offsite storage is key to business continuity and disaster recovery. SOS operates 12 data centers across the globe. All of which are tier III and tier IV and use diesel generators for additional power. Click here to learn more about SOS’s data centers and infrastructure.
October 29, 2012
The eastern seaboard of the United States is about to get hit with wind, rain, and possible power outages and flooding. We hope that if you’re in the path of Hurricane Sandy, you’ve evacuated safely and have reached higher ground. For those of us who aren’t in the immediate path of Hurricane Sandy, this is a sobering reminder that disaster can strike at any time.
Protecting your home is the most important task – boarding up windows and tying down furniture is key to prevent as much damage as possible. What isn’t so obvious, however, is how to protect important digital files that you keep on your home and business computers (and external drives).
Disaster preparedness doesn’t have to cost a lot. Take advantage of our free 14 day trial to back up 50GB of your data and restore it to any PC or Mac. There is no commitment to purchase and no credit card required for download.
Click here to download your free account:
Free 50GB of online backup
Restoring data is easy. If you need to download SOS Online Backup’s software again, it can be accessed on our downloads page. Click here to visit the downloads page.
The SOS Team
October 12, 2012
The new SOS for Home & Home Office application, version 5.4.1, is now here! If you’re an existing SOS customer, you can automatically upgrade to this new application by downloading it.
Download it from SOSOnlineBackup.com!
So what’s new in SOS for Home & Home Office for PC version 5.4.1?
- A brand new look and feel
- Backup for network attached storage (NAS)
- Upload speed for processing unchanged files has improved
If you haven’t tried SOS yet, give it a go! It is free after all. Just click here to start your free trial.
May 11, 2011
We are in the midst of a digital age transformation. Our lives are ingrained in a digital universe, where our most personal information -from photos/videos to important financial records, music files, contact information, or online communications, everything has become digitized. As a consequence, it has become a necessity now that all these information be protected and backed up, and made available when required, in real time. Data loss is a fact of digital life. It can happen anytime, even now. It could be due to natural disaster like floods or fire; or it could be due to failed hard disk drives or data getting corrupted through malware, or accidentally deleted. A data loss in a home PC can end up with user losing all the contact information, photos, key financial records and music stored in the disk. A data loss in a small business or enterprise can have a serious impact on their millions of dollars worth of business and thus affects business continuity.
Backup industry was established to address all these issues. Traditional backup methods relied on tapes as a medium to store the data, but it was difficult to maintain, expensive and restoring the data proved to be a complex process. Storage process then shifted its gear towards CD-ROMs, DVDs, and external hard disks. Since most of these backup devices were stored in the same location along with PCs they backed up, the chances of data getting destroyed with local floods or fires, or other forms of malafide data breach were higher. With the emergence of high speed internet services, online backup solutions became a popular and easier method of backup. Read the rest of this entry »