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Understandably, you’ve heard a lot recently about the consequences of failing to backup your data. It’s hardly surprising that 43% of companies who suffer a major loss of computerised data never reopen. The importance of your files dictates the need to have them safely stored. Many industry experts have suggested duplicate storage as a way to safeguard your most important information.

We know what you’re thinking: it will never happen to you, so why bother with time consuming backup tapes which often become corrupted? We totally agree, you shouldn’t. EXN offers a secure, off-site data storage and backup platform, for significantly cheaper than standard tape based systems. The backup is customisable to your preferences, in that it can be automated or manual, and works across many applications that require application-specific support to ensure you can backup your most important files.

Please see the section on the right of this screen to see what we can offer. Backups and disaster recovery can be a complicated and daunting task. Why not contact our team today and we can guide you through the process?

What can we offer?

If you require a simple storage system to dump your data, then our FTP storage system is for you. Our platform is a simple monthly rolling contract charged at how much storage you wish to use.

Organisations can have multiple FTP accounts, pointing to individual folders enabling users to have hierarchical access to data and directories. As well as FTP, all accounts can use FTPS and SFTP protocols to securely transfer your data to and from our services using a number of different encryption algorithms.
EXN can provide block level iSCSI storage with optional replication to an offsite location. The iSCSI targets can be provided over low latency 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps MPLS circuits, or via a datacentre crossconnect depending on which site you would like the service delivered from.

For customers who don't need the highest performance, our iSCSI targets can also be accessible over the internet, allowing you to add block level devices to your devices in an extremely cost effective way.
EX Networks have partnered with R1Soft, a backup vendor specialising in Continuous Data Protection, or CDP. Our CDP backup solution enables disk-based data protection and disaster recovery for servers and workstations running Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The CDP Server protects disk volume data using synchronization over the network storing point-in-time snapshots in disk-based storage.

Our CDP Servers work by reading your hard disk volumes at the sector level, bypassing the file system for the ultimate in performance and recovery. This disk sector synchronisation is performed while the server is online and provides no interruption to other I/O requests even on a busy server. By reading the disk at the lowest possible level point-in-time recovery images contain your files and all the formatting, partition tables, and volume configuration needed for complete and instant disaster recovery.
EXN extensively use Dell Equallogic SANs across our estate of services. As a result we can offer Equallogic replication services to customers who have an Equallogic SAN in another data centre or even on site in your offices. The replication can be achieved over the Internet, or if a more reliable service is required, EXN can provide a 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps direct circuit over our MPLS network to connect our SAN to yours.
If you require more than a backup solution, EXN can provide fully managed Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. DRaaS uses a number of EXN services combined in a single package which can be activated in the event of a major failure at the primary location. These services include our vDC offering, connectivity services and either our CDP backup solution or Dell Equallogic replication depending on your existing setup.
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