Home and Business Backup Solutions
Many people have huge amounts of sentimental photos, videos and even documents. This is great, until it all goes wrong and you end up losing all your data due to having no backup. You can either spend loads of money "trying" to recover the data or contact everyone you know to see if they have a copy. If either of these options fail then you end up with a very heart aching moment. Losing everything can be prevented with our simple backup solutions.
The great thing about our backup solutions is that they can be accessed from every device in your network or we can also set it up so you can access it from across the world. Therefore, allowing you to stream that embarassing kid's video of you dancing to your relatives in Canada.
What is a NAS?
A NAS is a centralised backup storage solution for your home or office known as a Network Attached Storage (NAS). Network Attached Storage solutions are hard disk storage devices which you can connect to your home or office network. They enable multiple devices in a network to share the same storage space at once. The NAS device is connected via a network rather than being directly connected to the computer or device. The NAS is assigned an IP address and are accessed by client's (PCs, Laptops, Tablets or Phones) via a server that acts as a gateway to the data (this server is within the NAS device and hence NAS devices are often referred to as NAS servers).
We can install a NAS, which can be used as a Cloud Home Server, these are low cost and energy efficient. We can configure it to do multiple different functions, for example:
- Store all your movies, photo's and documents directly to your NAS and access via the network.
- Complete network design, where all the computers in the house are configured to run a routine backup to the NAS directly.
- Folder Redirection, saving all data directly to the NAS, therefore saving space on your device storage.
Why use NAS?
Three main advantages for using NAS:
- Add more or increase the Hard-drives capacity to your existing NAS Device to increase storage
- Simply add another NAS device to your network expand the available storage if you need more storage space.
NAS brings an extra level of fault tolerance to your network. Fault tolerant measures such as RAID prevent the NAS device from becoming a point of failure. NAS systems often contain more than one hard disk drive; they are arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID arrays for added redundancy/security – thus, protecting data in the case of disk failure.
Whether you are a home, small office or business user, NAS devices allow you to share large amounts of data with other PCs or laptops in your network – easily, efficiently, and cost–effectively.
How can NAS benefit you?
Network Attached Storage (NAS) is becoming a powerful and proven technology for storing and sharing data in an office or home network. The increasing demand for NAS is fuelled by a number of factors:
Cost benefitYou can now add storage to your network without upgrading or replacing existing servers – which can be an expensive option. NAS offers an affordable and expandable solution for end-users requiring network shared storage in a home or office environment. NAS architecture allows you to add storage on the network without having to buy a new and bigger server or upgrading it. NAS is therefore, an effective strategy for extending your existing investment in server technology.
NAS offers a simple solution: store and share photos, files, music or videos from one central location and make it accessible to anyone with a PC or laptop in home or across the web.
NAS-based storage offers administrative features that simplify or reduce manual disk expansion and archiving functions, user and application partitioning, data protection, and other time-consuming storage maintenance activities. Greater data reliability.
NAS devices with more than one hard drive bring an extra level of fault tolerance to the network as many offer mirroring RAID features and functionality.
How Much will it cost?
We only deal in 2-bay or more NAS solutions due to it having redundancy on the hard-drives and not being a single point of failure, with this in mind you know your data is secure and backed up at least twice.
Please note these are only a few of the options we provide, we can cater to many different needs and these are a rough price guide to some of the NAS devices that we provide. For a more accurate quote please call us on 01793 210045 or contact us.
*Prices above include Installation and Setup on-site.