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Disaster recovery & backup

Don't take days or weeks to restore your system and get back on your feet. With Hood Sweeney’s Disaster Recovery service you could have access to your business data, even wirelessly and remotely, within hours.

If your system were to suffer a total loss, we could:

Restore your data on our system so you could access via the internet to keep your business running until your infrastructure is working again

Restore the system at your premises either by site visit or remote access; or

Host your data on our system indefinitely.

As a South Australian business, we can offer you more than just virtual support. From our base on South Terrace, our experts are there to solve your ICT problems.

Crisis Averted with Forward Planning

When a car crashed into a stobie pole outside of Can:Do Group’s Welland office in March 2019, power was cut to the site first thing in the morning, potentially thwarting access to critical client information and vital systems for staff across multiple locations.

The server holding the information was at the Welland headquarters.

Prior to this incident Hood Sweeney Technology had worked with Can:Do to create a thorough Disaster Recovery Plan as part of a broader business continuity plan.

As part of the process, our team, in tandem with Can:Do, identified the organisation’s critical servers that contained data which had to be accessible promptly, even after a disaster.

We designed a solution involving two identical host servers, each located at different sites and connected via a secure virtual private network. Aside from usual, regular backup processes, the critical servers were replicated to the opposite site each night.

When the car accident cut power to the Welland site, Can:Do’s Jena Mayne rang Hood Sweeney Technology to say the Disaster Recovery plan was needed.

Within a half-hour, we had powered up the critical server from its replica at a remote site, made appropriate changes to the network, and confirmed that staff at remote sites could access necessary systems and information.

The remote sites were able to operate normally. Forward planning and preventative design solutions meant a crisis was averted.

“The quick and efficient action by Hood Sweeney in what was a very stressful time allowed us to minimise the impact of the event on both our clients and staff,” said Jena Mayne, Executive General Manager, Group Operations at Can:Do Group.

With Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) you can have your site up within hours in comparison to days or even weeks whilst waiting for replacement hardware.

With Hood Sweeney DRaaS, you’ll receive:
  • Hosted offsite backups: Get your backups offsite to a hosted cloud repository through a secure SSL connection with no additional licensing required.

  • Complete visibility and control: Access and recover data in hosted backup repositories directly from the backup console; track cloud repository consumption and receive reminders for hosted storage renewals.

  • A modern backup architecture: Leverage Veeam’s modern backup technology all built into one product, including Backup Copy jobs with Built-in WAN Acceleration, forever incremental backups, GFS (grandfather-son) retention policies and more.

  • End-to-end encryption: Rest easy by encrypting all data at source (before it leaves your network perimeter), in flight and at rest, without negatively impacting the data reduction ratios of built-in compression and WAN Acceleration.

Get in touch

Get in touch with Hood Sweeney to see how we can help your organisation or call us now on 1300 764 200

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