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Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Why it’s Important to Back up to the Cloud

Enhanced Security

One of the most important features of cloud backup is the security it offers you and your customers. Data loss can be detrimental to Businesses. Files that are selected for backup are encrypted before they are transferred to the cloud and will remain encrypted when they reach it. It uses military grade encryption that only allows the user to view the data. These security measures are far more efficient to on site data backup and recovery systems.

Simple to use

Cloud backup solutions save time and money while making ongoing management and restoration easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse, backed up files can be easily found, accessed and restored. This eliminates hardware, software and cuts maintenance costs. Meaning you don’t require a big IT department and you will be given a portal to backup files to. 

Automatic Replication

Having Data in the cloud allows you to access it anytime and anywhere. As long as there is access to the internet. Our team of engineers can set your files to automatically backup at any time required. This saves time for Businesses whilst giving you peace of mind that your files are safe.

Affordable

Small to medium size Businesses don’t usually have an unlimited IT budget in place. It’s important to use a solution that makes sense financially to the company. A cloud back up, recovery and restore solution takes advantage of your current setup so you don’t need to buy or install any extra equipment that would incur extra charges.

Improved reliability and Speed of Recovery

In today’s world getting access to backed up data when you need it is critical. Having a cloud and recovery solution will instantly restore data files and you can determine different recovery points depending on your businesses requirements.  We can offer a wide range of options for data recovery to ensure backup and restorations are handled speedily and efficiently.

 

For more information on this service, call us on 1890-511444 or click the button below.

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VeeamOn Tour Dublin 2017 – Recap

Veeam On Tour 2017

 

Sleepless were official sponsors of last week’s VeeamOn Tour event in Dublin. The event was a great opportunity for networking and keeping up with the latest developments and announcements from Veeam. VeeamOn Tour Dublin served as the site for the unveiling of Veeam v10, and delegates were treated to a series of talks on the added features of the new version, the growing importance of backup and disaster recovery, and the prevalence of ransomware. We were kept very busy throughout the day, answering delegates questions and frantically taking down notes on the new software. For more information on version 10, please click here. The event itself was sold out and the room was packed with technophiles raring to get the latest on Veeam, as you’ll see in the picture below.

VeeamOn Tour 2017

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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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.

 

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It’s World Backup Day – 31ST March 2016

World Backup Day 2016

Have you protected your business critical files from the threats of hardware failure, human error and disaster?

If you haven’t, well there’s no better day than today to start!

Traditional fears of hardware failure, human error such as file deletion and disasters are no longer the main reasons to backup your data. Cyber threats such as Cryptolocker and Ransomware , is a growing threat to businesses and becoming a main factor for choosing online data backup. Cryptolocker is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system and its data until a sum of money is paid.

 

Three Steps to improving your data protection:

  1. Always ensure your critical data is backed up and offsite.
  2. Keep your operating systems on the most up-to-date versions. The security patches and software updates are important.
  3. Be aware of suspicious emails or clicking on links from unknown sources, these could be a phishing scheme or Ransomware.

 

To celebrate World Backup Day and help you keep your business critical data secure, Sleepless are offering a 12 Months for the price of 11.

 

To take advantage of World Backup Day special offers with Sleepless; 

 

 

Choose from 3 World Leading Backup Solutions:

Sleepless Gold Backup – a great value reliable solution that backs up from and source and recovers to any destination.

Platinum Backup – one of the most innovative backup technologies available, our platinum backup solution has security integrated into the core of its DNA.

Veeam Cloud Connect – extend your backup infrastructure to the cloud. If you’re running Veeam onsite you can now select Sleepless as a target for your offsite backups.

 

 

Why choose Sleepless:

  • Sleepless Infrastructure is located in Ireland, Dublin | Galway and UK, London. The Dublin and London facilities hold all the global certifications that are generally required by the industry e.g. ISO 27001 / 9000 PCI DSS etc. Sleepless are registered as a Data Processor with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner
  • Sleepless operate our business in accordance with standards set down by ISO 27001, ensuring Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of all customer data.
  • Sleepless have a proven track record of providing an excellent quality of service for our customers and bring significant experience and technical knowhow to your application. Sleepless have a fully manned helpdesk, based out of HQ in Galway City

 

 

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VEEAM CLOUD CONNECT V9 PROMOTION

14 Day FREE Trial + Buy NOW and get your FIRST MONTH FREE*

To coincide with the launch of Veeam Cloud Connect V9, Sleepless is running a Veeam Promotion , when you sign up to Veeam Cloud Connect with Sleepless you get your first month absolutely FREE.

The eagerly anticipated V9 has some exciting new features including recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives (RTPO™) of < 15 minutes for ALL applications and data. Why choose Sleepless:

  • Sleepless Infrastructure is located in Ireland, Dublin | Galway and UK, London. The Dublin and London facilities hold all the global certifications that are generally required by the industry e.g. ISO 27001 / 9000 PCI DSS etc. Sleepless are registered as a Data Processor with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner
  • Sleepless operate our business in accordance with standards set down by ISO 27001, ensuring Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of all customer data.
  • Sleepless have a proven track record of providing an excellent quality of service for our customers and bring significant experience and technical knowhow to your application. Sleepless have a fully manned helpdesk, based out of HQ in Galway City

 

Offer Terms and Conditions: Offer valid until March 31, 2016 on new purchases of Veeam Cloud Connect. *Offer is valid only for 12 month contracts.

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Veeam Cloud Connect V9 Now AVAILABLE with Sleepless

Veeam Cloud Connect V9 Now AVAILABLE with Sleepless

Sleepless are one of the first Irish companies to offer Veeam Cloud Connect V9. Implemented in our ISO certified Irish data centre, Sleepless are now proving current Veeam customers offsite backup with some exciting new features including recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives (RTPO™) of < 15 minutes for ALL applications and data.

Some noteworthy new features are highlighted below, which offers current Veeam customers the ability to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud which will lower backup storage hardware spending and radically simplify backup storage management. Sleepless offers a Free Veeam Cloud Connect V9 trial to all interested companies.

Highlights of Veeam Cloud Connect V9 include:

  • A cloud host for DR with CPU, RAM, storage and networking resource allocation from a service provider
  • Full site failover to a remote DR site from anywhere with just a few clicks through a secure web portal, and partial site failover to instantly switch over to selected VM replicas only
  • Network Appliances for simple and secure connectivity between the on-site and replica environments without the need to purchase new network hardware.

 

Technical features of V9 include:

  • Built-in network extension appliances to preserve communication with and between production VMs regardless of their location
  • Failback to the existing or new infrastructure to restore normal business operations
  • Failover testing for seamless failover simulation without disrupting production workloads
  • Single port connectivity via a secure, reliable SSL connection to a service provider
  • Multiple traffic reduction technologies including built-in WAN acceleration, replica seeding, and replication from a backup
  • Built-in multi-tenant support to securely share host or cluster CPU, RAM, storage and networking resource allocation between different tenants

 

If you would like to know more about our Veeam Cloud Connect V9 solution and to start your Free Trial Today contact us on 091 511444 or email info@sleepless.ie and we’ll walk you through the process. 

 

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New Sleepless Gold Cloud Backup Solution powered by Acronis

New Sleepless Gold Cloud Backup Solution powered by Acronis

December 2015 sees the launch of the all-new Sleepless Gold backup solution, powered by Acronis technology, giving our customers the easiest to use backup yet. Anything from your disk, partitions, servers, data, databases, or email servers can be backed up to the cloud. Our new gold backup solution will backup both Windows and Linux servers and also Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop / laptop PCs. New and old OS versions are supported, from Windows XP & 2003 to Windows 10 & 2012. Support for all popular hypervisors is built-in, so whether you use HyperV, VMware, Linux or Oracle VM, we’ve got you covered.

Our backups allow super flexibility for retention and you can define your own retention periods. The recovery time can be set to hold backups like the old “rotating tapes” method of having e.g. 12 x “end of month”, 4 x “end of week”, 7 “daily” and 1 “end-of-year”, and also e.g. from the previous 60 days, which means if you or your clients data is lost by mistake or by a hardware failure it would be possible to recover your data from the previous 60 days, or from any of the above “Recovery Points”. Recovering your data has never been easier using our new web based portal. Simply login to the new web portal provided by Sleepless and you will be able to recover your data; view schedules and reports, and create new backup schedules.

Key Features included in the new Sleepless Gold Cloud Backup Service include Government-Approved, safe, AES-256 encryption, data compression and incremental backups. All popular applications and databases are supported out-of-the-box.

Government-approved safe AES-256 encryption

  • Sleepless new cloud backup solution encrypts your data at-source with AES-256 strong encryption before sending it to our secure ISO 27001 data centre. You set the password, and only you can access it.

Compression

  • Compression allows your data at source to be compressed before uploading to our data This limits the bandwidth needed in order to upload your data, making your backups happen faster.

Incremental backups

  • Another key feature of the new sleepless gold backup includes “Incremental forever” backups. When you backup your data for the first time a full backup is needed, however once this completes incremental backups will take over and will backup the latest changes since the last backup. No more “additional full backups”.

With the Sleepless gold backup solution, it has never been easier to backup and recover data with our easy-to-use management web based console for easier browsing of backup and recovery destinations to simplify management. Full reporting is also built-in which will drop you an email to let you know once your backup has completed successfully, or if errors have occurred.

Sleepless Cloud Reseller Partners will also be able to login to the web based console to manage, create and edit new and existing customer backups, right from the helpdesk.

Full support is also provided from our Galway helpdesk, and if you have any questions in relation to the Gold cloud backup solution please contact us today!

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