Start protecting your businessChoose the files and folders from your Cloud Server that you want to back up. Manually run a backup or create a regular schedule. Add AES-256 encryption for added protection.
If you’re a developer or a business owner, preparation for the unexpected is crucial. Rackspace Cloud Backup protects the important files powering your website or application, ensuring your business is safeguarded. If something should go wrong and a hard drive fails or you lose files, we have the ability to rapidly restore files to help you get back to regularity quickly.
With the new Cloud Control Panel, file-level backups are easy to create, schedule and manage. In a few short minutes you can start protecting your important files and folders, thanks to Rackspace Cloud Backup’s integration with Cloud Servers and Managed Cloud Servers. Backup restoration is also very simple, thanks to the new control panel. This all ensures you can stop spending excessive time on backups, and spend it on more business critical issues.
Rackspace Cloud Backup has block-level compression and de-duplication, which means backups are not only more efficient, but reduces storage costs by up to 20 times compared to traditional backups. After your first backup with Cloud Backup, additional backups are incremental, further reducing the required storage and associated costs.
If security is paramount for your business, then enterprise-grade encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard, 256 bit key) is available. When you enable encryption, a passphrase that only you will know will encrypt your data, and because you create your AES-256 encryption key, your data is encrypted before it leaves the server and remains safely encrypted while stored.
With Rackspace Cloud Backup, you pay simple monthly pricing for the servers and storage that you use — no upfront costs or long-term contracts.
|Cloud Servers||Managed Cloud Servers|
|Charge per Cloud Server||£8 per month*||Included in Managed Service level account fee|
|File storage**||7p per GB/month||7p per GB/month|
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Cloud Backup is a file-based backup solution for files and folders, including scheduling, retention and notifications. Built-in compression and de-duplication reduce the amount of data stored, while increasing the speed of subsequent backups and restores and reducing costs. You can restore your backed up data to any Cloud Server running Cloud Backup.
The new Rackspace Cloud Control Panel was built to improve your experience with us. By improving the speed and simplicity of the panel, files can now be restored and managed quickly, whilst it’s now simple to back up specific files and folders, including the ability to specify when and at what frequency to perform each created backup.
To power Rackspace Cloud Backup, a small software agent must be installed on your Cloud Server. If you run Rackspace Cloud Servers with a Managed Service level, this should already be pre-installed. If you need help with installing the agent, please read our instructions. The intelligent Backup agent knows what data you want to back up and when you want to back that data up, and automatically takes care of it for you. .
To improve backup times and reduce size and storage costs, Rackspace Cloud Backup includes file compression and block-level de-duplication. The agent will know previous backups and utilises de-duplication technology to only back up changes and new additions, saving time by not replicating previously backed up data. It will then compress the new backup data, and apply the optional AES-256 encryption before any of the data leaves your server. Once the incremental backup is completed, we may additionally compress the files if it reduces the overall size.
Your backup files are stored in Rackspace Cloud Files and written to three storage disks, all on separate nodes or locations that have dual power supplies, ensuring your backups are well looked after. You can also take advantage of the other features offered by Cloud Files, such as integrated access to the Akamai Content Delivery Network. Find out more details about Cloud Files.
When the “unexpected” happens, it’s a scary moment and hard to know who to turn to. We’re here for you. Our Fanatical Support is here to help you with Cloud Backup.
Additional Support for Managed Cloud customersManaged Cloud customers will receive assistance installing the Rackspace Cloud Backup agent, where necessary. Please note, all new Managed Cloud Servers come with the Cloud Backup agent pre-installed.
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