SnapStream released for online data backup

Demand Data, launched Snapstream an online server backup solution designed to eliminate the unreliable backup.

Demand Data, one of South Africa’s fastest growing information
technology companies, has launched an online server backup solution
designed to eliminate the unreliability and tedium associated with
conventional backup subsystems.

Dubbed SnapStream, the service provides both on-site and off-site
storage for critical data facilitating fast recovery from a remote
‘vault’ in the event of a disaster resulting in data loss.

According to John Hope-Bailie, technical director of Demand Data,
research shows that conventional backup methods using tape media fail
to recover sufficient data for a full restore in around 50% of
catastrophic data loss scenarios.

“More significantly, most companies do not have adequate off-site
protection for their server data in the event of a disaster,” he says.

SnapStream seamlessly integrates online server backup, offsite
storage, archiving and recovery into one tape-free solution that allows
for 100% recovery. Saved data is backed up every 15 minutes, 24
hours-a-day, ensuring that it’s always up to date. And it’s then
streamed to an off-site redundant data centre administered by Iron
Mountain – a world leader in information management services – to
warrant its long term security.

A key feature of SnapStream is its ability to instantly recover data
at the point of failure, eliminating downtime and data loss from
relying on a previous night’s backup. A web interface allows restores
to be initiated online from any Internet browser, anywhere.

Hope-Bailie adds that tape-free backup and recovery means no hardware
or software purchases are necessary, while the fully-automated process requires little employee time or resources.

“SnapStream allows organisations to lower their data protection costs while freeing IT resources for other tasks,” he adds.


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