Metro Managed IT

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Your Network - Our Responsibility

Computer, Server, Network and VoIP Services
24/7 Emergency Support, ActiveWatch®, Data Backup & Recovery
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Data Backup and Recovery

There are only two kinds of hard drives — those that have failed and those that will fail.

Without a backup copy of your data, your risking your company's future. For extra peace of mind, we store two fully encrypted copies of your data in widely separated locations.

Since the failure rate of hard drives and tape backup cassettes is 100 percent, it's really only a matter of time until your data could be lost. Until there is an absolute assurance there will never be a forgetful people not changing backup tapes and moving them off-site, natural disasters like floods, fires, hurricanes and tornados, accidents that damage servers and storage, disgruntled employees willfully damaging company property, it's really only a matter of time until this disaster could strike.

  • 93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately. (Source: National Archives & Records Administration)
  • 20% of small to medium businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. (Source: Richmond House Group)
  • This year, 40% of small to medium businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than e-mail will have their network accessed by a hacker, and more than 50% won’t even know they were attacked. (Source: Gartner Group)


Hard DriveMetro Managed IT off-site Backup works like regular data backup software, but with one important difference. Along with sending backups to local media, the Metro Managed IT off-site Backup program encrypts your data and sends the backup over your Internet connection at night while your servers are being lightly used to our off-site secure data center located in the southwest.

Metro Managed IT Off-site Backup is completely automatic with daily reports. In fact, you might even forget it is working until you get your daily email telling your the backup took place. Most businesses put their lives on the line every night and don't realize it.

Off-site Backup accomplishes several essential steps that are often overlooked or done improperly by other backup software - especially in the regular non-automated backup systems.

Backups are done on schedule, reliably. Most businesses don't do this. For one reason or another, they don't keep a regular backup regimen. Since Metro Managed IT Off-site Backups are done with automated software usually at night, when nobody is using the computer, backups are done on schedule. The correct files are backed up.

The general definition of "proper" backups requires redundancy. One must keep multiple copies of the same files at different points in their development, called versions. Only the Metro Managed IT Off-site Backup has such an easy to use version control system.

Backups are encrypted for complete security. Our off-site backup encrypts its files using strongest cryptographic methods in the world for complete security so nobody, not even the Metro Managed IT data center staff can read the files.

Metro Managed IT's off-site backup solves these problems by automatically storing this valuable data at our data center. So after a disaster, a business can be up and running with new computers and their latest data no matter what catastrophe happens.