Business continuity solutions including highly secure backup, archive, and recovery to protect any digital asset.

Protect Your Environment

The Mission-Critical Nature of Data Protection

Whether it be the ability to quickly and easily access files, archive data for future use, or to periodically re-use assets to accelerate new projects—properly protecting your data is imperative to your success.

However, with the ever-increasing resolutions in film and photography creating seemingly endless storage requirements—not to mention the frequent time-consuming and expensive tasks associated with modern content creation—better and more affordable solutions are needed.

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Risks Counter Measure Restore Time
Virus Attack
Data Corruption
Self Healing
Disk Failure
Rebuild Failure
Second RAID
System Failure
Backup Server
Natural Disaster
Remote Server
Remote Server
Human Error
Easy & Effortless
Data loss prevented

From day-to-day operations through to the entirety of corporate infrastructure, your data is and always will be your most important asset. With a Scale Logic Data Protection Solution, your data will remain safe, accessible, and usable no matter what happens.

Our decades of storage experience, paired with our extensive knowledge protecting and supporting files within video workflow environments, means you can rest assured your data is always safe and secure. Furthermore, our cross-brand, multi-vendor support enables us to offer solutions for everything from video data storage, archiving and retrieval, across all aspects of surveillance and security.

Your Valuable Data is Always Protected
  • Detects data corruption upon reading files
  • Blocks detected as corrupt are automatically repaired via RAID protection
  • Periodic scrubs check data to detect and repair latent media degradation (bit rot) and corruption from other sources
  • Checksums in our built-in data replication ensure the data is not corrupted by transport mechanisms
  • Changed data of the snap can be automatically replicated locally or remotely via our built-in tool
  • Sync tool can be incorporated to sync data from any SAN or NAS to virtually any target
  • Solution could contain S3-compliant private or public cloud or LTO tape
  • Scale Logic tools can create a 3-2-1 data integrity solution: 3 copies of your important data on 2 different technologies, with 1 copy offsite
  • Sets “backup points” or “snapshots” as low as one-minute intervals to protect files and folders from human error or virus attack
  • Snapshots only consume the size of the “changed data” between the snap points
  • Retention time measured in minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months dictates how long the snapshots are available
  • Storage users can see “Previous Versions” and restore the files, or administrators can clone snapshots into usable shares
Ongoing Support
  • Proprietary product burn-in to ensure data resiliency
  • 24x7x365 health monitoring included at no charge
  • Health checks
  • Rapid parts replacement warranties
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Backup, Recovery, and Archive (BURA)

BURA represents a comprehensive data protection and management approach. In today’s digital age, safeguarding vital information against unexpected losses, whether due to technical failures or external threats, is paramount. BURA not only ensures data safety but also guarantees its accessibility and longevity. A well-constructed disaster recovery plan plays a pivotal role as part of this broader strategy. Below are the fundamental elements of such a plan.

  • Establishing a disaster recovery team.
  • Assessing potential disaster risks.
  • Identifying crucial applications, documents, and resources.
  • Outlining backup procedures and off-site storage protocols.
  • Regularly testing and updating the disaster recovery plan.
Backup versus Archive
  • Is a copy of data
  • Allows for recovery from  disaster (DR)
  • Runs against all important data every day
  • Everyone needs at least two backups.
  • Data is moved to the archive
  • Allows completed work to be taken offline
  • Runs as needed on a selection of data ready for archive
  • Media and broadcast companies need an archive due to lots of data
Myth Busting Common BURA Misconceptions

Numerous misconceptions exist about backup, recovery, and archive (BURA). Debunking these myths is essential for a clear understanding and effective implementation of a BURA strategy. Below, we address some prevalent misconceptions and clarify the truths behind them.

Misconception 1: I don't need a backup of my media. My raid is protected by raid 6.

Answer: While RAID 6 safeguards against one or two drive failures, it doesn't shield against a complete RAID failure.  

Misconception 2: My media is backed up on hard drives in my cabinet. 

Answer: When hard drives are not spun for extended periods, the spindle bearings' grease can age and thicken, preventing the drive from spinning up.

Misconception 3: My storage system has been running okay for the last eight years; I don't need to refresh it.

Answer: Your storage might be functioning correctly, but the components within the servers are aging. Storage manufacturers generally recommend updating every five years. Most drive manufacturers offer warranties for only five years, and many other components come with just a one-year warranty. As these components age, their failure rates rise significantly.

Misconception 4: I don't need a UPS; we have pretty good power here.

Answer: Stable, clean, and reliable power is essential. An unplanned outage can lead to potential media corruption if a system shuts down unexpectedly. A high-quality UPS can help prevent such outages by filtering the power.

Misconception 5: I have two copies of my data. Why do I need three?

Answer: There are several compelling reasons to maintain three copies of your data, even if you already have two:

Data Loss Prevention: With three copies, you still have two backups if one gets lost or corrupted. This redundancy is vital for crucial data like financial or medical records.Disaster Recovery: In the event a primary data center is compromised, having an extra backup facilitates quicker business recovery.Compliance: Some laws mandate multiple data copies. For instance, HIPAA requires healthcare entities to hold at least two copies of patient information.

While there are costs related to tripling your data—like storage expenses and maintenance—the benefits of data redundancy justify the expenditure.

Misconception 6: Cyber threats only go after large corporations.

Answer: Cyber threats don't solely target large corporations. Anyone, from individuals to small businesses, can be a victim. Small businesses, in particular, are attractive to cybercriminals because their security might not be as robust as larger entities. These criminals exploit vulnerabilities using tactics like phishing, malware, and ransomware.

To mitigate these risks, staying informed and adopting protective measures is essential. This includes using strong passwords, updating software regularly, being prudent with online information sharing, and implementing a thorough data protection plan.