Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plan - Do you have one in place?

Disaster recovery All maintained Schools and Academies are required to have an up-to-date Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plan (BCDR)

A key part of your BCDR plan should be an effective offsite backup. This is your last line of defence in a major data loss situation. The importance of this was highlighted recently with the WannaCry ransomware attack.

In the past, online backups have been slow, hard to manage and costly. Thankfully this is no longer the case. We recommend two affordable options using Veeam Cloud Connect:

  • Complete Cloud Backup – Total peace of mind. All files and configurations are backed up off site to an encrypted cloud Server. In the event of a complete disaster, everything would be recoverable. Storage costs increase with size of data so may not be feasible for some establishments.
  • Hybrid Cloud Backup – In some scenarios the Complete Cloud Backup could be cost prohibitive. If this is the case, we recommend that you at least identify critical data that you require as part of your BCDR and backup only that. The less data that you backup offline the lower the cost will be.

Veeam Cloud Connect Backup.

Veeam Cloud Provider Beebug recommends Veeam Backup for Hyper-V. Providing fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of client hosted applications and data. This is especially effective when paired with local network storage to comply with the 3-2-1 backup rule:

  • You must have at least three copies of your corporate data.
  • Those copies must be stored on at least two different types of media.
  • At least one must remain offsite.
Veeam Cloud Connect is an easy, efficient way to get additional backups offsite and into the cloud. With Veeam Cloud Connect, you get:

  • Cost-efficient virtual machine or agent cloud backup, utilising data de-duplication and compression
  • Reduce management and operating costs with a single management interface
  • Complete security with end-to-end encryption using a secure SSL connection, at source, in transit and at rest
  • Utilising built-in WAN acceleration, compression, forever incremental backups and all the industry-leading Veeam features
  • Fully scalable, on a pay-as-you-grow basis, responding to your changing needs
  • No hidden costs

Contact us for more information and competitive pricing.

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GDPR Preparation for May 2018

GDPR During our investigation into GDPR both for ourselves and for our clients, we've uncovered a vast amount of conflicting information.

This seems to be because several companies and organisations are attempting to “cash in” on peoples fear of GDPR. They want customers to sign up for long periods of time, 4 years is the one we hear the most. Perhaps this is because they know you will realise that you don’t really need the service but are now tied in? This means the information sent out is aimed towards organisations signing up to services that they may not actually need.

We have had discussions with a number of companies and consultants, but found a meeting with a particular specialist in Data Protection legislation and former ICO employee the most informative. From this meeting we have produced these documents to help you see to the heart of GDRR and avoid the common “myths”.

Speak with Beebug before signing up to any long contracts or if you have specific questions or would like further guidance.


GDPR – Guidance.pdf
GDPR – Myth Buster.pdf

Contact us for more information.

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