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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Protect your data from potential disaster by implementing a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution for your business.
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Should disaster strike, Venom’s DRaaS solutions will quickly get you back on track

Disaster Recovery as a Service: back up everything

Trust in Venom IT’s Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS). We’ll give you confidence as well that we protect company data if the worst should happen – accidental deletion of your data.

Venom IT’s cloud back up doesn’t just back up important files and documents, either. Instead, we back up the entire server acting as a full disaster recovery solution.

Moreover, we automate the process with hourly data snapshots and full daily incremental backups. We also have multiple data centres so if in the extremely unlikely event one goes down your data will remain safe. Because we automatically transfer it to a different UK centre in almost real-time.

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Custom Disaster Recovery Solutions

A custom, unique Disaster Recovery Solution to get your business back on track

We ensure we protect our partners’ important data and services from a disaster. Or, we can even recover it if such an event took place.

Our expert technical engineers will work with your business to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery.

Furthermore, we’ll cover all corners of your business to ensure critical data stays intact and is also capable of a quick recovery.

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Complete Disaster Recovery

Automated server backups and storage giving you confidence your data will remain intact

Venom own multiple servers around the UK use a failsafe solutions that makes sure your data doesn’t go missing even if the datacentre goes down – instead it automatically transfers all your data to a different server and the best part is your business wouldn’t even notice.

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Disaster Recovery solutions that dynamically adapt to your unique organisation’s needs

As your organisation changes, your disaster recovery as a service needs will also change. Venom IT DRaaS solutions adapt and adjust as much as your organisation needs them to.

We only provide the solutions you need.

Therefore, you’ll drive productivity high whilst keeping costs low.

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Anytime UK Support

We offer 24/7 award winning UK tech support, all year long

Venom offer round the clock support for businesses which chose to partner with us, we will look after you should you need us any time of day even at weekends, Venom understands it could be a business critical disaster should your tech break before the weekend you were planning on working.

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FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between backups and disaster recovery?

The backups provided by Venom IT are copies of your data that are stored off-site. However, if something untoward happened at your offices (e.g. flooding or fire) that ruined your workstations, your data would be safe but you still might not necessarily be able to work.

Backups are also a cheap option to keep your data secure.

But disaster recovery provides a means to carry on working regardless of what has happened. This is where hosted desktops come in. You’ll have access to a hosting desktop from anywhere with reasonable internet, using pretty much any device (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, Android).

To illustrate the difference: imagine the flooding of your offices, made completely unsafe with no electricity. Because even with backups, you still can’t work.

If on the other hand, you had full disaster recovery, you could provide your staff with laptops and let them work from a central location that has Wi-Fi. Alternatively, you could send everyone home and ask them to use their home computers to connect to the (virtual) office network.

In short: you could be up and running again within a very small space of time.

What is covered by a disaster recovery solution?

Venom IT offers various deals and packages for disaster recovery. It’s best to discuss this with one of our staff so that we can ascertain your needs and create something that fits your budget and circumstances.

Typically the questions you should consider are:

  • First, how will we communicate internally?
  • How will we communicate externally?
  • How will we access our documents and continue working?
  • Where will we accommodate our staff?

We provide several solutions such as Skype for Business, VoIP phone systems and hosted desktops, as well as supplying hardware to suit your needs.

What data should I include?

A disaster recovery plan is meant to provide the full functionality of your business, on short notice, during time of distress. Really, that means all your work data should be included in the disaster recovery solution.

How long does it take to be able to work again after a severe incident or disaster?

That depends on the level of disaster recovery solution. A full-suite solution can have you up and running within a couple of hours (or even minutes) whereas a partial solution can take a day or more to set up and deploy. Also, bear in mind that during times of disaster such as flooding, IT companies experience a huge demand for service. That can mean a partial solution could take even longer to deploy, whereas deploying a ready-to-go solution would take much less time.

What is the best method of disaster recovery?

Lastly, let’s look at 3 methods: Off-site backup, cloud backup, and full cloud-based infrastructure.

 Off-site backupCloud backupCloud-based infrastructure
CostLowMediumNot as high as you might think
Time to deployHigh
You still need workstations onto which to restore your backups, getting everything connected etc.
Medium
With your backups already in the cloud, and with virtual clones of all your physical servers ready to be booted up, this takes very little time. Bear in mind though that you still need workstations for your staff to work from.
No time/Always on
The most secure solution for office work on a day-to-day basis: hosted desktops with integrated VoIP.
With your entire team using this solution, disasters such as flooding get reduced to inconveniences.
Everyone can simply stay at home and work from there. Those without home computers can work at an internet café, shared office space or you could buy and deliver a laptop to accommodate their needs.

From the above, you can see that budget is a strong determining factor. But all things being equal, the obvious best solution is a fully cloud-based infrastructure.

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