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Sleepless Newsletter

Veeam-Sleepless Event

Sleepless are happy to announce their sponsorship of the VeeamON Tour event being held in the Westin Hotel Dublin. The VeeamON Tour is a series of Multi-City events that brings together IT experts and professionals.

 

 

Protect yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware has become so prevalent that it is sensible to ask when – not if – your business will be attacked. Sign up for our webinar on how to protect your business from Ransomware on Wednesday 7th June at 3pm using the button below.

 

Switchboard Overflow Service

Are there times where your team are over-stretched or unavailable to answer the phone?

If so, you need Call Pal’s Overflow Service, it helps to reduce stress during busy periods by making sure there is always someone at the end of the line.
For more information, visit CallPal.ie

Take a look at this month’s

Blog Posts

Disaster Recovery vs Cloud Backup

How to protect your business from WannaCry Veeam Promotion

This month we discussed the Wannacry Ransomware, how to decide if backup or disaster recovery is best for your business and the current Veeam Agent promotion in our blog posts. Click the above posts to read them in full!

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VeeamOn Tour Dublin 2017

Veeam On Tour 2017

 

We are pleased to announce that Sleepless is an official sponsor of VeeamOn Tour 2017 Dublin. The event is taking place on June 1st 2017 at The Westin Dublin Hotel and we will be available for consultations throughout the day. To sign up for your free ticket to VeeamOn Tour Dublin, please click here.

Sleepless is Ireland’s first Veeam Cloud Services Partner and we are dedicated to providing the best cloud service, backed by our experienced team of cloud specialists. To find out more about our Veeam Cloud Connect services, or to claim your free trial, please click here, or call us on 1890 511 444.

For any other queries, please contact us using the button below.

 

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Veeam Agent & Office 365 Promotion

 

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We are now offering all customers free 6 month subscriptions to Veeam Agents for Windows and Linux and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. In addition to this, existing Veeam customers can claim an additional 6 month trial of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, for a total of 1 year’s worth of free Office 365 Backup!

What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Linux?

Veeam Agent is the new backup agent from Veeam, available on Microsoft Windows and Linux. Veeam Agent brings with it a host of new features, including active full backups, file indexing and search and full support for Windows Server 2016. It also provides integration with Veeam Backup & Replication, for a seamless user experience. More information on Veeam Agent can be found here.

What is Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365?

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is a new product from Veeam which provides automatic backup of Microsoft Office 365 and enables organisations to mitigate the risk of losing access to Office 365 email data and ensure availability for users. This new piece of software allows businesses to take control of their data by replicating their cloud-based Office 365 servers to a local backup repository. More information on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 can be found here.

How do I claim my free services?

To claim your free services, simply call us on 091 511 444 or use the contact button below to contact us by email.

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How to Protect Your Business From WannaCry

Ransomware

WannaCry (also known as WannaCrypt0r) is a new ransomware attack which started affecting computers last week. It gains access through a backdoor built into older versions of Windows and then encrypts the host hard drive. To unencrypt the files, the victim must send money to the hackers. So far WannaCry has affected thousands of computers and servers, across hundreds of organisations, including the NHS, Telefónica, Nissan and some Irish hospitals, causing untold havoc among those affected.

How to Protect Yourself

WannaCry is unlike other ransomware attacks as it does not spread through infected email links or files, but instead installs automatically, without user input. This means that users must be proactive in protecting themselves from the attack. Users should make sure that their computers are fully updated, and any users running Windows 8 or below should download and install the patch released by Microsoft here.

To protect yourself from future malware attacks you should never open links or files from people you don’t know or trust. Malware is often spread through infected Word or PDF documents, so do not assume any file is safe if it is from an unknown source.

For a comprehensive anti-malware solution, users should consider Webroot Security and Sleepless Cloud Backup to stop threats from gaining access to your systems and to keep your files safe, away from the risk of infection.

 


For more information on the Security and Backup services Sleepless provides, please click here and here.

If you have any other questions regarding our Security services, please contact Sleepless using the button below.

 

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Disaster Recovery vs. Cloud Backup: How to Decide

 

Disaster Recovery

A lot of people do not know the difference between Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery. There are many similarities but there are some very important differences that could cost a business thousands in lost revenue if they were ignored. This article will explain the differences between the two backup solutions and how you can protect your business from disaster.

The Similarities

Both Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery are data protection methods which store your data offsite and allow access of said data through the internet. They both often back up automatically and silently, requiring a minimum of effort on the client side, and they both generally work on a subscription model. The methods behind both technologies are broadly similar but the outcomes are very different.

The Differences

Cloud Backup works by copying every file from a client’s computer or server and storing it on an offsite server. This data can be recovered by transmitting the backed up data back to the client’s computer or server in the event of a data loss. If any client-side equipment has failed, it must be replaced before the restore can take place. Restores can be very slow, depending on the size of the backup and the speed of the client’s internet connection. On the low side this can be a few hours but can often take days with large server restores.

Disaster Recovery methods similarly work by copying every file from a client’s machine to an offsite server, but when it comes to recovering your files, you can be up and running within minutes. This is because Disaster Recovery packages store your files as a bootable image and then run that image from their servers as soon as recovery is needed. Workplace computers will work exactly as they did before the data loss, but will actually be reading their files straight from the offsite backup, across the internet. In the background, Disaster Recovery packages still restore your files to your servers, which will take the same amount of time as with Cloud Backup, but the important difference is the ability to use your computers and access your data whilst this is taking place.

Who is Disaster Recovery for?

Disaster Recovery is essential for any business who can’t afford downtime or data loss. For example, if an insurance company’s server malfunctions, they could be liable for all of the claims they could not pay out and would lose all the business coming to them whilst the server is down.

For more information on the Disaster Recovery services Sleepless provides, please click here.

If you have any other questions regarding our Disaster Recovery services, please contact Sleepless using the button below.

 

Veeam Free Cloud Promotion

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We are very excited to announce that we are taking part in Veeam’s Free Cloud Connect Services program. Read on to learn more about the ins and outs of the program and how you can claim your free cloud services.

What is the Veeam Free Cloud Connect Services Program?

Sleepless are partnering with Veeam to provide €750 of free cloud services to all eligible Veeam customers. This means that customers can try out Veeam’s Cloud Connect services for an extended period of time, at no cost to themselves.

Who’s eligible?

All Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup Essentials customers with active Veeam  maintenance contracts. If you’re unsure of your eligibility, please call us on 091 511 444.

What are the benefits of backing up to the cloud?

Sleepless cloud backup is much more secure than onsite backup as your data is located away from your business in a secure datacentre in Ireland. This means that your data is safe from office accidents, degradation and doesn’t require consumer-side maintenance.

Backing up to the cloud allows businesses to more easily adhere to the ‘3-2-1’ rule of backup. The rule goes that you should have 3 copies of your data, on 2 types of media with 1 located off-site. Veeam have created a useful graphic for this:

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The 3-2-1 rule ensures that your data is safe even when disaster strikes, and Veeam Cloud Connect makes it even easier to secure your data offsite.

 

For more information on the cloud backup services Sleepless provides, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the Veeam Cloud Connect Services Program, please contact Sleepless using the button below.