Why Backup and Replication Matter

Senior Support Analyst

Fav thing about the office

Cheesecake Wednesdays

As a child I wanted to be a ... when I grew up

Solicitor

Guilty Pleasure(s)

Gu Puds

Favourite Holiday

2 weeks in Florida

If I had a superpower it would be...

Definitely flying

Describe yourself in three words or less

Lots of Energy

An interesting fact about me

I was once the South Ribble Chess Champion.

Likes

Exercise, Muay Thai, Singin' in the rain

Favourite Band

Its not about the artist its about the style

Karaoke Jam

Vengabus- Vengaboys

What I do at Q2Q:

I head up the IT support team.

On a daily basis I work on resolving IT issues for our clients. My skill set tends to adapt according to the current needs of our customers, from solving basic matters like fixing a printer through to more complex server infrastructure deployment. I am also often out on site visiting customers that are in need of an IT saviour.

Within the team, I work on the proposals for new and existing customers, and ensure we all work together to implement the solutions we propose.

I enjoy overseeing new projects so that, when clients evolve, we can ensure their growth, office move and/or induction of a new team member, is as seamless as possible from an IT perspective.

I also drive the rest of the team insane with my singing!

Background and Achievements

I joined the Q2Q team when they were part of the I.T. department for the Tulchan Group 14+ years ago. This was my first full-time role straight of out A-levels. I have enjoyed being part of the company and watching it grow from 3 members of staff to a blossoming 10.

I find it hard to pin point specific achievements as one of my values personally is to always exceed your own expectations. My wife would say being a great Dad to my two boys.

A great achievement for me is getting 76 miles to the gallon on the motorway and being able to finally grow stubble.

Hobbies and Interests

I aim to train in Muay Thai twice a week and religiously go to the gym every day I can.

I can juggle and have always wanted to learn knife throwing.

When it comes to the safety of your IT infrastructure, every measure should be carefully considered. Backup and replication are two very important components that every business should think about, as losing information can occur in several different ways, such as deleted or corrupted files, and these safety measures can help prevent it.

You might not want to imagine losing data, but it pays to be prepared for any eventuality.

Backup and Replication

When you back up your data you are making copies of all files, documents and other information, critical or otherwise, that you have on your network. This can also include a backup of emails and transactions. Replication means copying and moving data to another location. Another way it differs from backups is that replicating information occurs in real time (or near-real time).

Why You Need Both

Backup and replication are a safety net for your business. They can help you avoid downtime and prevent the loss of important information, which falls into two different categories. If a natural disaster, such as a flood or a fire, occurs, you might lose your files and documents; however, you can easily and quickly restore them if they’ve been replicated.

Other factors that can lead to data loss is human error and malware. If someone deletes important files from a server, for instance, or if they’re infected with viruses, your system can become corrupted. Replication can’t completely provide all the protection you require should this happen, but backups can.

This is why you should have both in your business, to ensure that no information is lost or damaged.

How Q2Q Can Help

We provide remote backup of your business data, in which your information is automatically backed up on a regular basis. We only store it for defined periods of time, so you don’t need to worry about confidentiality issues.

We offer a quick and easy process with no client input required. Our 3-2-1 methodology ensures 3 copies of your data (2 separate media types and 1 stored off-site), which can also provide peace of mind! We maintain and monitor your backups, so that your business information is kept safe and sound at all times.

 

At Q2Q, we offer business cloud backup and replication services that will offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your data is safe at all times. Call us today on 01524 581 690 (Lancaster) or 01772 395 693 (Preston) to learn more about how we can help you and never worry about your data again!

Why Backup and Replication Matter