A cloud backup is a copy of your important data which is copied from your servers to our servers in a remote data center. This ensures that you always have an accessible copy of your data, no matter what may happen to your physical onsite storage and servers.

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Anyone who has important digital information, which they cannot afford to lose, should consider implementing cloud backups of their data.

When your data is backed up to our data center, aka “The Cloud”, you avert the risks of data loss associated with: theft, natural distastes, malicious acts, computer viruses, malware, and ransomware. No matter what happens to your onsite storage, you will always have access to a recent cloud backup, of your data.


The backup

Our backup software starts off by scanning your targeted backup locations for new and modified files. Once all files have been identified they are compressed, encrypted and broken down into small blocks. These small blocks are then compared to one another. If two blocks are found to be identical, the backup software makes a note of this and then only backups one of the blocks. This is call block level de-duplication and it is used to reduce the amount of data which needs to be transferred to the cloud thus saving your bandwidth and reducing the amount of time required for the backup to complete. Data reductions can be as high as 45%.


  1. First, you tell us what storage locations or data sets to backup.
  2. We then deploy our state of the art backup software and configure the backup job, schedule and storage locations. We can set the backup to store a copy to the cloud as well as on onsite location such as an external hard drive.
  3. Next we initiate the backup job and monitor it to ensure that it completes without errors.
  4. We continue to monitor and test your backups on an ongoing basis to ensure that they continue to run smoothly.

How much do cloud backups cost

  • R500.00/month per managed endpoint which includes 10GB of free cloud storage
  • Additional cloud storage is billed for at a rate of R1.00/GB, that’s 200% cheaper than our closest competitors!


ProvidingIT has effectively provided customised cost effective IT solutions required for our Business and consistently meets our operational requirements


Director, B&C Agricultural Trading

Match Engineering has been working with ProvidingIT for the past 2 years. Travis is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and reliable. We also find his fee structure reasonable.
We are happy to refer and recommend Travis and his company, ProvidingIT.


Director, Match Engineering