Cloud storage has been around for a number of years. Backup to cloud has become a viable and necessary option for individuals, SOHO’s and enterprises for a number of reasons.
The high level of cloud adoption in recent years, escalated by the COVID pandemic has made cloud backup the only real option to protect private cloud, Azure, AWS, G-suite and Office 365.
There has also been a marked increase in malware and ransomware attacks with unprecedented levels of sophistication. Ensuring an air gap between production data and backups mitigates risk.
Global Sense offer S3 compatible cloud storage backed by Zadara. The infrastructure is hosted at Xneelo in Samrand. Xneelo provides redundant power, vendor-neutral connectivity, climate control, physical and virtual security and fire protection. The data centre is in close proximity to both Johannesburg and Pretoria. This is a big advantage with ingestion and ex-gestion of large data sets and will reduce the RTO window after a disaster.
Zadara is a market leader in providing managed on-premises S3 object storage, block storage and computes nodes utilising their proprietary software-defined storage technology. This ensures an exceptionally high level of availability and performance.
Many software backup vendors now offer the option to supplement on-site backups with s3 compatible cloud storage. Veeam is the product of choice at Global Sense and is arguably the market leader.
Option1: Backup Mailbox, One Drive and SharePoint
Retention: 1 year for OneDrive and SharePoint, 7 years mailbox.
R49/mailbox/month fixed cost.
Option 2: Backup Mailbox, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams
Retention: Custom retention – Configurable through Veeam.
R16/mailbox/month (Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365) and R249/TB/month (Backup data usage on cloud storage by the organisation)
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