Bournemouth-based connection and data storage specialist C4L (previously called ‘Connexions 4 London’) has launched a new national data back-up solution they say is up to 1/10th the cost of some of its competitors.
C4L is unique in that virtually every major UK data centre is on its own multiple 10 Gigabit network. This means that there are no charges for bandwidth for data centre customers, making it amongst the most cost-effective back-up storage services in the UK. The service is available at fixed wholesale cost of £100 per month per 1000 Gigabytes (1 Terabyte), with no upfront set up charges. The service is scalable up to multiple Petabytes (1 petabyte = 1,024 Terabytes or 1,048,576 Gigabytes) of storage for customers. For additional security, the data can be backed-up at a second site for a small additional cost. All solutions are a minimum of RAID 6; and storage solutions are provided in premium tier 2+ data centres.
Managing director Matt Hawkins says “Backing-up data off-site is essential in case organisations suffer from hardware failure, fire or a natural disaster. A loss of data can be fatal for businesses with over 4 in 10 companies folding after suffering a major loss of computerized data. In addition, 34% of companies fail to test their tape back-ups; of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures. We have found many of our clients using tape back-up solutions find them difficult to manage and more prone to errors, which is why we set up this service.”