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Cloud Backup – Data Backup

The 3-2-1 backup rule simply states that you should have 3 copies of your data on 2 different media with 1 copy off-site for disaster recovery. We strongly recommend cloud backup / offsite backup & have server locations globally. We can backup your server, computer, NAS, office applications such as email, Teams data, onedrive & sharepoint etc.

Secure Cloud Backups

Our secure cloud backup solutions provide businesses with a reliable backup strategy for their data. We offer secure backup solutions that protect against data loss, corruption, or theft, and enable businesses to recover their data in the event of a disaster.

Managed Cloud Backup

Our managed cloud services provide businesses with ongoing management and support for their cloud infrastructure. We help businesses optimize their cloud infrastructure, ensure high availability, and reduce operational costs.

Data Archiving

Our data archiving services provide businesses with solutions for long-term retention of their data. We offer solutions that allow businesses to access their data in the future while ensuring that their data is protected from loss, corruption, or theft.

Disaster Recovery

Our disaster recovery services help businesses protect their data from loss, corruption, or theft. We provide businesses with comprehensive backup plans that ensure their data and systems are available even in the event of a disaster such as a cyber-attack, hardware failure, or natural disaster.

Cloud Backup

Cloud backup is a type of backup that is stored in the cloud. It’s a convenient and cost-effective way to store your data, and it offers a number of advantages over traditional backup methods.

Our cloud backup includes the ability to backup cloud based software providers such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, the google cloud platform, Google Workspaces, & Amazon web services. Data backup is essential for disaster recovery & business continuity.

Some of the benefits of cloud backup include:

Convenience – Cloud backup is a convenient way to store your data, as it can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Cost-effectiveness – Cloud backup is a very cost-effective way to store your data, as you only pay for the resources you use.

Scalability – With cloud backup, you can easily scale your operation up or down as needed.

So if you’re looking for a backup solution that is convenient, cost-effective and scalable, cloud backup is the way to go.

Microsoft Office 365 Backup

Office Backup – There is a new centralised web console to manage Backup for Outlook Mail, OneDrive, Contacts, Calendar, SharePoint & Teams, which is all backed up daily to our servers in Australia/Japan. Reliable scheduling & retention policies, simple navigation with fast & easy restore. Just $7/user/month.

Data Loss Prevention & Security – There is also a new centralised web console to manage Cloud Email & Collaboration Security. We focus on Anti-Phishing, Malware & Ransomware, Account Takeover Protection, Data Loss Prevention & Compliance. Some awesome technology in place which leverages the industry’s most advanced tools to identify & mark files containing confidential, financial, & personally identifiable information, including credit card numbers, Passport details, Medicare numbers, & Driver’s License numbers! Just $10/user/month. (Remembering that we can switch Microsoft licensing to absorb some of this cost too.)

These features can be added on to your current subscriptions for a couple of dollars. We can protect digital spaces such as Office 365, Google Workspaces, Outlook, Gmail, Slack, Teams, Dropbox, Box, Sharefile, OneDrive & Google Drive to name a few. All of which are FISMA, GDPR, HIPAA, DSS, SOX & FERPA compliant. Reach out for more info & pricing! 


We use 3 main data canter locations in Australia for our current cloud hosting, web hosting and data backup sites. 

NextDC B2 Brisbane facility, Brisbane CBD (web hosting + VPS)
NextDC S1 Sydney facility, North Ryde, Sydney (web hosting + VPS)
Equinix Sydney, leveraging Equinix Fabric and Equinix Metal (Cloud backups)

The following IP addresses can be used to test latency to each current location.

NextDC B2 Brisbane:
NextDC S1 Sydney:
Equinix Sydney:

** Note: There are some older clients with data at NTT Data Centers in Japan. This will remain for as long as the backup retention rules are in place. 

NTT TK10 Tokyo 2 Data Center, Japan (Cloud backups 2014-2021)
NTT OS7 Osaka 7 Data Center, Japan (Cloud backups 2014-2021)

Nextdc B2 Brisbane Data Center
NEXTDC B2 Brisbane data center
Managed Cloud Backup Servics

How can Bridge IT help with cloud services Brisbane?

If you’re looking for cloud services, cloud computing, cloud solutions Brisbane, virtual servers, dedicated servers, cloud based services or business cloud hosting for small and medium businesses, Bridge IT can provide a secure cloud on a private network, using industry-standard cloud security at a local data centre.

1. Keep your data safe and secure in our Australian-based data centres.
2. Get the latest cloud-based technology for your business.
3. Store your business data in a scalable and cost-effective solution.
4. Work with a professional and reliable cloud services provider.

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Cloud Backup: How it Works & Why You Need It

In the event of a disaster, cloud backup is often the only way to ensure that your data isn’t lost. With it you can reduce potential data loss and get back to work quickly after disasters like fires or floods. Cloud backups offer many benefits for businesses including offsite storage of files, increased security in case there are attacks on servers or if their server database gets breached by hackers, as well as access from anywhere on any device with an internet connection. If this sounds appealing then read more about how they work so that you know which solution best meets your needs!

Any cloud backup solution should include offsite backup, disaster recovery and cloud storage. This article will discuss cloud storage, how it works and why you need it for your business. Here are some benefits to cloud backups that you should know about:

  • It’s cost effective
  • It has the ability to scale up or down as needed
  • You can access data from any device with an internet connection; in the case of a natural disaster this means you’ll have quick access to your files when power is out
  • It provides offsite protection against system failure or other disasters – A reliable cloud provider offers 99.99% uptime on its servers
  • Can include server data, computer data, even your Microsoft 365, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Google Workspace data

Cloud Backup Schedule: Automate cloud backup by setting up suitable time and frequency.

Real-Time Backup: Backup everything automatically. Bridge IT Cloud Backup runs as Windows Service and tracks folders for new or changed files to backup them immediately.

Encryption: Protect your data from unauthorized access by choosing an encryption algorithm and setting a unique encryption key. Bridge IT Cloud Backup encrypts all your data before uploads it to a storage.

Compression: Reduces the size of your backups to save time and money spent on data recovery plan. Bridge IT Cloud Backup compresses data prior to transfer.

Intelligent Bandwidth Scheduler: Control the bandwidth throttling in real-time to set, for instance, the backup to consume all available bandwidth during the off hours and on the weekends while consume only 10% of bandwidth during the working hours.

Virtual Disk: Expose cloud storage as a local disk on your computer and access your data.

Local Backup: Set up local backup if you want to send only subset of your data to the cloud and keep the rest on your local backup storage.

Block Level Backup: Backup only changed parts of the file. Bridge IT Cloud Backup detects these parts and automatically uploads it to the remote storage. 


Software to run the backups: Compare Backup Editions

Supported features / Product type
Windows 7 or higher Windows Server 2003 or higher Image based Restore MS SQL MS Exchange Virtual Machines Restore to EC2 & Azure VM Network Shares Price
Desktop/Server (File Backup) Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick 1 share $110/yr
Image based Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick 1 share $110/yr
SQL Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick 1 share $110/yr
Exchange Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick 1 share $125/yr
SQL+Exchange Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick 1 share $150/yr
Virtual Machine Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick 1 share $175/yr
Ultimate Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Cloud Computing Tick Unlimited $175/yr

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Q: If I purchase one license can I activate Bridge IT Cloud Backup on two computers?

A: Bridge IT Cloud Backup is licensed per computer. If you want to run it on two computers, you need to buy two licenses.

Q: Will Bridge IT Cloud Backup copy opened files?

A: Yes, Bridge IT Cloud Backup leverages Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Technology to backup opened files

Q: How Bridge IT Cloud Backup secures my data?

A: Bridge IT Cloud Backup offers several industry standard strong encryption algorithms to protect your data.

Q: Does Bridge IT Cloud Backup copies all files every time it runs?

A: No, Bridge IT Cloud Backup identifies files modified since last backup and only copies such files. This makes subsequent backups run much faster

Q: Can Bridge IT Cloud Backup copy only modified portion of the file? I want to backup my Outlook PST file, but it is 2GB and I don’t want to copy the whole file every time.

A: This is called block-level backup and it is fully supported with Bridge IT Cloud Backup .

Q: Does Bridge IT Cloud Backup keep older versions of the file?

A: Yes, and this feature gives you an ability to restore a file to a certain point in the past.

Q: If I delete a file on my local computer is it also deleted from backup storage?

A: Yes, the file will be deleted from the online storage too. By default, though, the file will stay on the online storage for 30 days to prevent accidental deletion. We call it Smart Delete.

Q: Can Bridge IT Cloud Backup copy the data immediately as it changes (e.g. new files are added or existing files are modified)?

A: Yes, this is what we call Real-time backup. You can select this option in the Backup Wizard Scheduling step. By using a low level Windows API this feature comes with zero impact on your computer performance.

Q: Does Bridge IT Cloud Backup support MAC OS X platform?

A: No, it is Windows only.

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Cloud backup is a cloud storage service with cloud backup software. A cloud storage service provides cloud-based data storage which cloud backup software backs up your computer and mobile devices to the cloud.

As opposed to traditional local data backups that copy files on your computer, online cloud backups create an exact image of your computer or mobile device so that if anything happens you can restore the backed up image as it was at a certain point in time. Cloud backup services provide cloud based data storage which allow for more protection than just storing files on a single location, they also keep multiple copies of each file for added redundancy and security. You should use a cloud backup service because:

1) It protects from hardware failure

A hard disk drive can fail at any time without warning, as can a cloud storage service’s servers and data centers. With cloud backup software you keep an exact image of your computer or mobile device so that if anything happens you can restore it as it was in the cloud and avoid losing data completely.

2) It protects from malware and viruses

Malware and viruses are increasingly going to cloud based systems because they provide easy access for hackers. If you store files only on your local hard drive, cyber-criminals can compromise these files any time they want with little risk of discovery. This also applies to cloud based systems like Dropbox, Google Drive etc. Cloud backup services use encryption when storing your data which means that even if cloud storage is hacked there is very little chance of the cloud backup data being compromised. By storing data in an encrypted form, cloud backup service protects your data from malware and viruses.

3) It protects if there is a hardware malfunction or theft

All cloud backup services keep multiple copies of each file for added redundancy and security so that you can restore files from cloud even if one or more copies are lost or damaged due to any reason (hardware damage, natural disaster etc.)

4) It allows remote access to files anywhere through an Internet connection.

Cloud backup software includes cloud based data storage which allow for cloud backup while you are on the go with your laptop or tablet because you do not need to connect it to the cloud storage server. You can also backup files from mobile devices and restore them back when you are connected to the cloud again.

5) It is relatively inexpensive and easy to setup

Cloud backup software costs significantly less than traditional data backups since it saves money on additional hardware (external hard drives), electricity bills etc. Also cloud based services require no maintenance or cloud backup system upgrades – just set up cloud service once and forget about it!

6) It protects from natural disasters and human mistakes

Have you ever heard about someone who has lost all their computer data due to water damage? The problem with local backups is that they need to be stored in a safe location where nothing can happen to the data. Cloud backups on the other hand are cloud-based and thus do not require any specific storage location – you only need internet connection which is available almost everywhere including disaster areas.

7) It’s good for privacy

You probably don’t want everybody knowing what files you store in your cloud backup, or cloud based online document services such as Google Docs and Dropbox. However cloud backup software offers an option of encrypting your cloud backups which makes them virtually unreadable even if they fall into wrong hands because encryption keys are generated by the cloud backup software and held on your local machine.

8) It protects against loss of installed applications and operating system upgrades

You may not want to pay again for the software that you have already purchased, or for OS upgrades which require reinstalling all applications. Cloud backup service will allow you to keep your old installations as cloud images so that you can restore them easily when a new version of the application is released or when you are ready to upgrade your OS (e.g. Windows 8 -> Windows 10).

9) It protects against future data loss disasters

With cloud backup software you do not need to think about backups any more, simply set up cloud backups once and forget about it because cloud backup works automatically in the background (full automated cloud backup mode), stores multiple copies of files and allows restoring files even if cloud storage is not available for some reason.

10) It protects data from theft or loss

By storing multiple copies of your cloud backed up data, cloud backup service reduces the chance of any single copy being stolen because even if someone gets access to that specific cloud based data they are unlikely to be able to retrieve it due to encryption (see #3 above). Also cloud backups allow you to restore data from cloud even when a computer with local backups is stolen because cloud and local based backups use different encryption keys so the cloud computer does not require access to the local machine.

And more…

Cloud backup software has many other benefits such as faster performance, no need for cloud backup software upgrades, cloud backups from your tablet or phone and much more.

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