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Company Information

DataSet Technologies
9100 Southwest Freeway
Suite 160
Houston, TX 77074

Phone: (713) 779-5577
Fax: (713) 779-5578

Houston Remote Backup Solutions

The average business has $30,000 worth of computer data. At DataSet Technologies, we have found that many of them have little or no protection at all.

As a Houston business owner, your data is priceless. The loss of your data can put you out of business. In fact, according to Home Office Computing magazine, 30 percent of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. Seventy percent fail within five years.

DataSet Technologies uses the Internet to automatically send copies of your critical data to our off-site data storage facility every night. The system is affordable and secure!

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What We Do to Back You Up

The consulting company, Newell & Associates had a disk drive crash six months after it began operations. And, even with a fully backed up system on a tape drive, it took over five days to get a critical computer system restored. Newell & Associates spent several months investigating all the alternatives to manual backup systems. And, finally decided that the best backup system is the one used by Fortune 500 companies. Companies like IBM, GE, and Amoco.

Most fortune 500 companies use the same basic techniques to protect their data:

  • All their systems are completely automated
  • The data is copied to a central location
  • Highly skilled technicians implement and monitor the process

Newell & Associates then spent several months searching for the right hardware and software to enable this backup system to work for a typical company. Without the high overhead.

In the middle of 1999, Quantum Tech, a leading backup software company, released a remote online backup system that would allow Newell & Associates to set up a centralized backup server so that its customers could lease a highly effective backup system with no overhead.

The advantages to a typical business are enormous:

  • All files are protected by state of the art encryption, only the customer can retrieve their files
  • Completely automated off-site protection
  • Fast online recovery of any version of any protected file
  • Easy installation and setup
  • Only an internet connection is required, eliminating the need for expensive backup equipment and media
  • The backup server is monitored by highly skilled technicians whose only job is to make sure the backups are performed properly

This is how it works....

We operate an off-site storage facility for the user's data. At the facility, an account is maintained for each user. Each account is protected by a password known only to the user!

The electronic vault system is set up so that at a preset time, usually late at night the clients computer automatically wakes up and prepares its data for backup, it determines which files have been modified since the last backup, compresses them, encrypts them for security. When the data is ready the computer uses its Internet connection to contact our Servers and transmit the data.

Our Servers verify and store the data. Your data is safe and can not be read except by your client software with its own unique encryption code.

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Remote Backup Pricing

Services and Plans

DataSet Technologies is committed to providing highly effective backup systems to all customers, from the one-person business to multiple office businesses with highly complicated business needs. We have created a price structure that is affordable and flexible depending on the size of your backup needs. Please call for details.

How valuable is your data? Can you afford to trust your data to just a tape system or a backup service that is geared to quantity instead of quality? We offer daily backups, email notification of missed backups, and custom data retention plans - all for one low monthly charge!

*Additional charges may apply for any on-sight installation requirements.

With a signed contract, rates will not increase without 30 day written notice to monthly customers. The right is reserved to refuse service to Customer and to cancel service within 30 days written notice. In the event service is cancelled or refused, Customer is not liable for charges for the previous 30 days. Customers discontinued for non-payment are subject to a reactivation fee equal to one month's service. Customer assumes all responsibility for telecommunications charges, long distance calls, and toll calls.

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Remote Backup FAQ

Q: What if we already have a tape backup system?

Using a tape backup system and a remote backup system offers the best of both worlds. Critical files, like billing, customer contact files, and databases can be kept on the remote backup system. At the same time, the tape system can be used to create a full backup of the entire system once or twice a month instead of on a daily basis.

The tapes and drive will last longer and require less maintenance. The remote backup system can provide a quick and easy way to retrieve critical files and databases without the hassle of searching through tapes.

Q: What if we already have a Zip drive?

Frankly, we believe that it is not ideal. Most users should not use a zip or other removable disk media for backup. A remote backup service is completely automated and has the required file redundancy to protect important data. The only safe way to use a zip drive for backup is to have three disks and make the same backup three times. That way, when one of the disks fails, you are still protected.

Q: How long will a remote backup take?

Offices with high-speed internet connections should find this service comparable with tape drives. Dial-up users will be able to do incremental backups in thirty to sixty minutes. The initial backup can take several nights to complete. We recommend backing up the most important files first and then selecting other files as the backup progresses. Another option is to run the initial backup over the weekend. Also, a representative of DataSet Technologies can come to your office and make the initial backup of your system.

Q: Onsite, Offsite - What's The Difference?

Remote backups work like regular tape backups with one important difference: instead of sending backups to a tape drive or other media attached to the computer, a remote backup sends encrypted file data over the internet to a computer file storage system safely off-site.

This usually happens at night while your business is closed and nobody is using the computers. It's completely automatic. Status reports are sent to you detailing the result of each backup.

Q: Why Are Remote Backups Considered More Beneficial?

The data is immediately stored off-site using an automated backup system. Also, only an internet connection is needed. The need for expensive backup equipment and media is completely eliminated. Also, since the system is automated, manual labor is eliminated.

Q: How Secure Are Remote Backups?

Very. All files are encrypted using Blowfish or DES encryption, which is selected by the user who has his own personal encryption code known only by the user of the system. Blowfish encryption has never been broken by a hacker, and DES is used by the federal banking system.

Q: What is encryption?

Encryption is a mathematical formula that scrambles a data file. The only way to unscramble it is with the encryption code.

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