Enterprise class disaster recovery that every business can afford
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Project Founded in 2007
Mission: create cost effective
decentralized cloud based solutions to
large scale computing problems
Funded in 2009 -- $1.5M
Committed to IT Service Providers
400+ active IT Service Providers
state of the SMB market
Option Used Issues
do nothing ~15% perilously living on the edge
local only ~58% no disaster protection
tape/disk ~16% highly error prone, lack staffing, media failures
online ~11% too expensive, per GB fees are hard to budget,
storage weak performance, poor channel incentives
Tier II Data Local
Cost of online storage is ~20x the cost of local storage Source: Electronics Cooling
Upside down economics
Changing the online storage and
disaster recovery model…
best of data centers
•efficient lookup, searching of structured meta-data
•central account management, access control,
•significant engineering simplification
best of Internet
•sunk cost in hardware, power, bandwidth, real
•always-on, high surplus capacity
•Geographic scale and high throughput
add in key ingredients
•strong security : military grade encryption &
•efficient redundancy: industry standard “RAID”
BRICS Cooperative storage cloud
Fixed Cost for unlimited data
Files on a Server are Imaged into the
BRICS -- files are distributed to other
nodes in the network randomly
Each BRICS contributes local storage
for other nodes in the network to use
Cloud Control manages security, user
credentials, access control, meta data,
and monitors all nodes for up-time
The result is a “virtual data center.”
Cooperative storage cloud: How it
BRICS is an online backup to your local backup – make
a local backup with your preferred application (BRICS is
bundled with StorageCraft)
Point your local backup to the Shared Network Folder on the
BRICS (to be mirrored into the cloud)
Cloud Service monitors adds/changes to the local backup
Files are divided into 64MB blocks, Blocks are then encrypted
with 256 AES, Encrypted blocks are then divided into 64 1MB
fragments, We add 32 parity fragments for redundancy – we
now have RAID
The 96 encrypted fragments are distributed to nodes in our
Encrypted fragments automatically populate your
the BASE Service offering
Offsite storage for disaster recovery
• unlimited -- contribute as much as consumed in the cloud
• low, flat rate pricing
• pricing is available on request
You co-brand and bundle
• provision systems for local backup and surplus capacity
• installs & configure the BRICS
• primary provider of customer support
We do the rest
• R&D, marketing, channel development & support
• cloud control operations
FAQs and COMMON CONCERNS
Recovery •Significantly faster than data center based solutions – parallel & un-
Speed •Rapid recovery from bare metal, to dissimilar hardware or to and from
•VirtualBoot technology for quick failover to a virtual server.
Flexible •Automatic backup of SQL, Exchange and other critical applications.
•Granular recovery of individual files and folders in moments.
• Encrypted on the BRICS using 256-bit military grade AES algorithm.
Secure •Divided up into fragments using Reed-Solomon redundancy scheme.
•Secured by spreading fragments out to hundreds of other BRICS nodes
Port •Every node is on a random port. Port scanning is thwarted.
•Contribution service simply puts and gets files. Runs least privileged.
mapping •Dynamic IP address will be available through UPnP support.
•Licensed per Server per Workstation.
Licensing •We trust that you will do the right thing for the customer, yourself, and
Bundled with the best…
BRICS provides fast and reliable disaster recovery, data protection and system migration to get servers online
as quickly as possible.
- Rapid recovery from bare metal, to dissimilar hardware or to and from virtual
- Granular recovery of individual files and folders in moments.
- Automatic backup of SQL, Exchange and other critical applications.
- Simplified migration to new Windows servers.
- Scheduler for automatic full and incremental backups.
- Integrated backup administration from a management console.
- VirtualBoot technology for quick failover to a virtual server.
- Converter tool to convert to .VHD or .VMDK.
The flexible recovery options in ShadowProtect allow you to improve your Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
by reducing the time your systems and data are off-line. Minimizing your RTO helps you avoid the
consequences of a break in business continuity, which in turn, helps the client to maximize profits.
Use Case 1 – Bare Metal Recovery
Scenario: A massive storm wipes out the power at your headquarters for 36 hours.
Your backup generator is supposed to provide power to keep critical systems going – like
your Web, Exchange and file servers. But there was a lag before the generator kicked in
and all of the systems shut down. You’re able to get most of the servers back up, but as
always seems to happen in emergencies like this, one of your file servers crashed.
Desired Solution: Recover the entire server with minimal downtime.
How BRICS can help: You can restore the entire server quickly and easily, rather than taking
many hours or even days to get things up and running again. Simply load the bootable
recovery CD, run the Recovery Environment, locate your point-in-time backup image file
on the BRICS and restore your server – operating system, applications and data. Restoring
from disk-based media is much faster than restoring from tape. Plus, you don’t have any
additional steps loading the operating system and applications before you add your data.
It’s all right there in your backup image file.
Use Case 2 – Disaster Recovery
Scenario: A flood wipes out your main offices. (Can also apply to Theft or Vandalism)
All your Servers and Data are lost.
Desired Solution: Recover your servers and get your business running again following a
How BRICS can help: You can restore all of your Windows servers, even if your hardware is
damaged beyond repair. That’s because Hardware Independent Restore™ (HIR) technology
makes it possible to restore your server backup images to brand new hardware, even
virtual servers. Now you can get your business running again from anywhere, even if your
offices are temporarily closed.
Use Case 3 – Granular Recovery of
Files and Folders
Scenario: Someone accidently deletes an important document from the file server
and needs it.
Desired Solution: Recover the missing document quickly and easily.
How BRICS can help: You can perform granular recovery of individual files and folders. You
simply right click on the point-in-time image file (the last backup taken before the deleted
the file), mount the image as a drive letter on the network, browse to the missing folder
and file, and then drag and drop it to the production server. Or you can mount the backup
image file as a network share and tell the user where to find it.
Use Case 4 – Migrate to a New
Server or a New Virtual
Scenario: It’s time to upgrade to new server hardware.
Desired Solution: Migrate to new hardware or a virtual machine with as little downtime as
How BRICS can help: BRICS is partnered with ShadowProtect Server, this is a phenomenal
tool for Windows server migration. First, you take a rapid point-in-time backup of everything
on your server before you begin the migration process. Now you not only have a complete
backup of your server, you also have an image to migrate to your new server hardware or
virtual machine. Using the HIR technology, you restore your backup image to new server
hardware or to a virtual machine and your migration is complete. The whole process takes a
couple of hours, rather than a couple of days.
Customer benefits Partner benefits
◦ set and forget – no more tape ◦ broader penetration,
rotations! increased revenues
◦ onsite + offsite ◦ friction free integration
◦ secure, reliable, fast and ◦ simple, no training needed
unlimited ◦ valued added services
◦ predictable, low flat rate ◦ We handle the billing, you
◦ local support from trusted collect the royalties