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Through our Continu8 division, ConnectingBlox provides a range of enterprise class backup and cloud storage solutions at affordable prices. Finally, peace of mind without breaking the bank.

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 Simple Pricing

Continu8 Cloud Backup is priced simply based on your storage requirements.

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 Virtual Recovery

We can restore your data to a virtual server and recover from disaster in hours, not days.

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 Real-Time Replication

For more critical cases, replication can provide zero downtime.

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93% Of companies file for bankruptcy within one year of losing their data for 10 days or more.

National Archives & Records Administration


Percentage of those companies filed for bankruptcy immediately: 50%

National Archives & Records Administration




20% of small to medium sized businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years.

Richmond House Group

31% Of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Survey


Hard drives that crash in the United States each week.140,000

Strategic Research Institute




$7500 The average cost of simple drive recovery with no guarantee of success.

Various Sources

 Managed Backups & Data Services

Why use managed backups?

The statistics speak for themselves: data backup is vital to the survival of companies of all sizes. We all take for granted that out files will be there when we need them. But what happens when they aren't? Is your business prepared for loss of data? What if you lost ALL your data? Backup and recovery plans are a simple and inexpensive tool to help insure your companies survival in the event of system failure or data breaches.

Most companies are still using magnetic tape drives for their most critical backups while some have moved to external/removable hard drives. Both strategies rely on media that is typically less reliable than the drives being backup up. Managed backup removes all the unreliable media from your backup strategy, moving everything to data centers with multiple layers of redundancy and large arrays of enterprise class storage. With managed backups your internal staff doesn't have to worry about rotating tapes or taking certain media offsite. Managed backups are secure, fast, reliable and most importantly guaranteed.

Continu8 Managed Backups take the worry out of your backup and recovery planning. Our services backup your critical data to multiple data centers and a real human staff monitors the logs and even tests the validity and accuracy of your backups. We can even replace your existing tape systems with local storage options - keeping a copy the most current version of your backups at your site for faster recovery.

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Did you know that 34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures?
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Continu8 Features

  • Fast Delta Backups
  • Local Copy
  • Virtual Recovery
  • Retention & Archiving
  • Live Monitoring
  • Highly Secure

Continu8 uses a process called "intelligent delta backups". This means that instead of backup up all the data during each backup cycle, only the blocks (the smallest unit of storage on your hard drives) that have changed since the last backup are sent to the backup server. By using this process, Continu8's Managed Backup service can store more data in a smaller space and backup large drives in a very short amount of time.

Even with intelligent delta backups, the initial backup is often large and could take a significant amount of time to perform over the Internet. For these larger backups Continu8 sends out a "seed" drive. The first backup is performed onto the seed drive and that data is uploaded into our servers prior to starting the delta backup process.

A downside to cloud backups is that when the Internet goes down, your backups stop working. Continu8 offers a hybrid cloud backup - by keeping the most recent version of your backups on a storage device inside your network we can guarantee your backups will work if the Internet goes down. Not only will your data continue to be protected, but in the event of a disaster during Internet downtime, the local storage device can be used to restore data.

In order to meet the shorter Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of critical systems, Continu8 offers virtual recovery capabilities. In the event of a failure, your systems can be quickly recovered to virtual servers located in our secure data centers.

When combining virtual recovery with "standby images" on your local storage we can even recover from a major disaster with nearly zero downtime - even if your Internet connection isn't available.

Continu8 backups come with a standard retention of 28 days, which is suitable for nearly all environments. But if your recovery plans call for something different, we can easily accommodate nearly any retention schedule - including multiple schedules depending on the server or dataset.

In cases where your data is subject to compliance regulations (such as HIPAA or 21 CFR) Continu8 can mark backups beyond your retention schedules as "archived". Archived data is retained indefinitely and can be restored just as easily as a regular backup should if ever be required.

Many cloud providers rely on you to monitor your own backups, or use automated alerts and call it "monitoring". Continu8 has a staff of real people that review logs, examine schedules and even perform test restores to help guarantee that your backups will be usable should you ever need them.

When using Continu8's Managed Backup you can rest assured that your data is protected by industry leading security.

  • Backups are stored as encrypted data with AES 256-bit encryption.
  • Replication between our data centers is secured with 2048-bit SSL VPNs
  • Our systems are protected by enterprise-class firewalls and intrusion prevention systems.
  • Our servers and storage are housed in Tier 3 facilities.
  • Our data center facilities meet or exceed SSAE 16/SOC1, SOC2 standards.
  • Our data center facilities are HIPAA and PCI DSS compliant.

 

 

Broad Platform Support

Continu8 seamlessly protects many platforms and data sources:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux
  • Apple OSX
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • VMWare
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
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    Running a platform not listed? Our engineering team can configure Continu8 Managed Backup systems for nearly any platform, database or mail system. Call us at 877-892-8131 to learn more.

     

    No Complex Pricing Models

    Continu8 wants to make backup easy, so we price our Managed Backup service based on a simple pricing model: one time setup then just pay for the data. With data plans as low as 40 cents per gigabyte and no extra charges for complex backup agents to manage databases or mail systems, we make peace of mind affordable.

    • SOHO Package

      $ 99.00
      MONTHLY
      100GB Storage Cloud Storage Only Supports Windows, Linux, OSX
      SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL
       
      Bare Metal Recovery Included
       
    • Small Business

      $ .55 per GB
      MONTHLY
      100GB-500GB Storage Local Storage Optional Supports Windows, Linux, OSX
      SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and Exchange
      Bare Metal & Virtual Server Recovery Included
    • Standard Package

      $ .50 per GB
      MONTHLY
      500GB-1TB Storage Local Storage Included Supports Windows, Linux, OSX
      SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Exchange, Hyper-V and VMWare
      Bare Metal & Virtual Server Recovery Included
    • Premier Package

      $ .40 per GB
      MONTHLY
      1TB+ Storage Local Storage Included Supports Windows, Linux, OSX
      SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Exchange, SharePoint, Hyper-V and VMWare
      Bare Metal & Virtual Server Recovery Included
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    Beyond Backups

    There are times when backup isn't enough. When the cost of downtime is high enough and the RTO nears zero ConnectingBlox can design and build real-time replication systems and live virtual environments. These configurations can guarantee your data and critical applications are available 24/7/365 no matter what. We can even create redundancy across a national network of data centers, providing full availability in the event of large-scale regional disasters.

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