Why is this important? In short, hardware fails & viruses strike which means that you risk loosing data. Local backups are never as up to date as you need them to be when judgement day arrives. Over the last 25 years we’ve seen a number of backup faux pas. Amongst the most popular is when the backup drive is stored with the original hardware. Throw fire & theft into the mix in this situation and you’ve got yourself a potential disaster.
What do we offer?
We offer a Cloud Storage product called ClinkCloud. It comes in 3 options.
1. Single user PC/Laptop backup. Automatically backs-up your local files to a secure cloud storage location.
2. Teams User. Comes with backup option as above but also includes a network drive for file sharing between your team.
3. Managed server backup using ClinkCloud for your on-premise server.
Why not choose a different service?
Well there are a number of services on the market such as Microsoft’s One Drive. Some services are better than others but be aware as a lot of them are very consumer orientated and are not suitable for business use.
Microsoft’s one drive for business is aimed at the business sector but it has the following constraints that you don’t get with our product:
Microsoft have shaped their service around individual users so although each user has a large cloud storage area the default shared company storage area is only 10GB as default. This is also referred to as the company sharepoint site. This means that files can become defragmented & company data is no longer directly controlled by the business entity.There is also a file number limit in place which is actually more of a constraint that having a disk space quota. Currently this stands at 5000 files for a company Sharepoint site & 20,000 files for an individual OneDrive store. No individual file can be bigger than 2GB and currently there are no controls over what types of files or exclusions that get synced to the OneDrive Service. In addition if the sync gets corrupted or broken it needs to be re-created which can be a lengthy download process.