Parliamentary Counsel Office
You can count on backups – that is until you really need the most recent one.
On these occasions Murphy’s Law rules supreme and, inexplicably, the last backup procedure failed. Most IT managers have been there.
For these reasons, backup is better as a service.
When automated backups run like clockwork in the background, the stress of managing people and manual processes disappears.
Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) draws its IT capacity from Revera’s Homeland Government Cloud IaaS platform – a full-featured utility services platform available to government agencies under the Common Capability ICT Agreement.
The move has effectively refashioned PCO’s IT as on-demand services. Backups fall under this arrangement. Daily incremental and weekly full backups happen in the background. The schedule also specifies exactly when backups are copied to tape and transported to a secure remote site. The entire process is automated.
A simple pricing schedule based on storage capacity and number of agents ensures PCO’s monthly service fee reflects actual usage.
Like insurance, backups are back of mind – until something goes wrong. Then the real test is getting your data back.
An automated backup service provided by an IT infrastructure specialist is your best bet.