We’ve just completed an upgrade to our backup services. We’ve relocated the London node into Meridian Gate, which means for all London hosted virtual machines your primary backup is now in a different building to your server. We’ve kept our secondary backup service in our Cambridge data centre 60 miles distant.
To further improve, we have taken the opportunity to enable disk-encryption, so that all data stored on the primary backup server is now encrypted at rest providing an additional layer of assurance for our clients and fewer questions to answer on security questionnaires.
We’ve also restricted the number of ssh ciphers allowed to access the backup server to further improve the security of data in transit. We’ve also increased the available space and provided a performance boost in the IO layer so backups and restores will complete more quickly.
Of course we’ve kept some important features from the old backup service such as scanning our managed customers’ backups to make sure they’re up to date and making sure that we alert customers before their backups start failing due to lack of space. Obviously all traffic to and from the backup server is free and it supports both IPv6 and IPv4.
If these are the sort of boring tasks on your todo list and you’d like us to do them for you, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.