Providing software for data protecion

At Fortuna Data we specialise in providing businesses with backup software to protect your enterprise systems from data loss.


Backup Software for Data Protection

Backup Software is designed to ensure that your valuable data is backed up and protected, in the event of a disaster you can recover files or complete volumes and can be purchased in various ways including appliances like the Fujitsu CS200c or a complete backup solution from arcserve.

We provide the installation, configuration and support of all the backup software we supply. Fortuna Data provides backup software for companies large and small as well as education, healthcare and government.

This is vitally important to protect data against viruses, hardware failure, accidental erasure, malicious damage or theft. Backup software today has evolved to become a heterogeneous product capable of backing up Windows, Linux, Apple, Unix and Virtualised Infrastructures etc.

Many backup software vendors provide the ability to centrally manage and control backup jobs via master / media servers, this provides a single centrally managed GUI to control your backup estate on the LAN or WAN and monitor performance, jobs and issues.

Backup software technologies

Today backup technologies encompass a wide variety of solutions to perform backups, they can be a simple disk array populated with 7.2k disk drives or a high performance data deduplication appliance such as the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000. Backup appliances.

These devices are gradually replacing tape technology as they are much better and faster at file restores, whereas tape acts as the second tier of backups or where customers need to backup Petabytes of data and disk is just to expensive. The biggest benefit in using tape media as a backup medium is that it offers highest capacity, it's removable and offers the lowest cos per TB of any other storage media and has a very low running cost. Many backup packages allow multiple streams of data from multiple sources to be streamed concurrently to the tape drive(s) thus ensuring the device continues to stream rather than stopping and starting (shoe shining). This causes unnecessary wear and tear on the drive mechanism which can over a prolonged period create a backup failure. Many of the software vendors today can also perform disk to disk to tape operations speeding up your backup and reducing the critical backup window. Some software also provides data de-duplication which reduces your backup volumes by up to 20:1, which can you use with your disk array.

How do you want to backup?

Increasingly in a connected world, our data is more at risk than ever before, choosing the right backup software can make big differences in terms of how quickly we restore data, files or system images.  The fact is today we have more data to protect, due to the higher capacity and lower price point of hard disks and SSD.  It is easier to keep everything and back this up nightly as our networks are now typically much faster than 5 years ago and data volumes 5x - 10x bigger!    Choosing backup software which can handle your exact requirements is not easy and time consuming.

Why backup?

Why we backup data?

Read our article on why you should backup your data when you think your current data protection method is ideal for the job.  A company could be fined or penalties imposed for not backing up critical data.  Insurance companies even offer a discount to copies that can prove that they have adequate backup plans in the event of a disaster.

Read our article on why using backup software and archiving data reduces time and saves money.

Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000

Backup Software Vendors

We have extensive experience in all of the following software and can provide installation and configuration assistance.
  • Arcserve UDP
  • CommVault Simpana
  • NAKIVO Software
  • PoINT Software

For free advice or a quotation on Backup Software please call us on 01256 782030.
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