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Datto Unified Business Continuity Solution for SMBs

Continue to operate your business in the face of disaster using BCDR


Monitoring & Reporting Services for SMB's

1CS is an authorized reseller of Datto Continuity Solutions

What is really meant by the term “BCDR”?


Function during and after a disaster


Quick recovery after data loss disaster


Recover to the cloud using a virtual server


Recover to a new device using bare metal restore


Recovers files and folders only with granular restore


Experience little to no downtime in the event of a disaster

The cost of downtime can be onerous, especially for a small or medium sized business. This is one of 4 critical reasons CEO’s should care about BCDR.

Losing access to your data and IT systems is a disaster (“Data Loss”). Disaster can occur for different reasons.

Ransomware Attack

Human Error

Data Theft

Software Corruption

Broken Hardware

Natural Disaster

Datto BCDR will help your SMB avoid the negative consequences associated with data loss

Loss of customer trust

Don’t allow clients to lose confidence in your ability manage their account and keep their confidential information secure. Protect your clients by securing your data.

Damage to Reputation

Ensure your business does not develop a poor reputatation in the marketplace because of data security issues. Protect your data and keep new business coming in the door.

Loss of Revenue/Profit

If you can’t access your systems and data, your business will likely not be able to operate. Ensure the continuity of your business and it’s ability to generate revenue.

Remediation Expenses

Without a robust cloud backup and restore solution, the cost of recovering from a serious data loss event could cripple your business. Keep data loss and its cost under control.

Loss of Productivity

Systems and data are tools. Employees who can’t access their tools are not going to be productive. Get Datto BCDR solution and preclude poor productivity due to data loss.

Enjoy peace of mind using Datto’s resilience and recovery solution

Introduction to Datto Continuity for Server

Understand the concept of and need for unified continuity


Introduction to Cloud Continuity for PCs

Understand the concept and need for cloud continuity


*Protect some or all of your servers and workstations*

Not all disaster recovery tools are created equal

Compare Datto’s BCDR Solution with the alternatives


Traditional Backup vs Reslilient Business Continuity

Human Error

Conventional backup systems come with a substantial risk that the operator will make an error. Whereas our process is fully automatic and thus requires very little human interaction.

Verification of Backup

Traditional backups are hard to test, especially in full. Our automated system will verify the integrity of your data and applications, and some BCP plans include a screen shot of the verification sent to your inbox.

Backup Speed

Legacy backup systems are notoriously slow causing fewer backups and a poor Recovery Point Objective or RPO. Intelligent Business Continuity Hardware affords dependable high speed hard disk and slow state drives.

Recovery Time

Old technology backup solutions such as tape can take days or weeks to restore your data. With the disaster resilience of our business continuity solutions, downtime can lessen to minutes or seconds.


It is costly and time consuming to copy or store backups in multiple locations. Our business resiliency offering will save your imaged data on preferred formats in multiple locations without you having to do it.

Data Security

With physical backup systems, you run the risk of losing it, sustaining damages or being stolen. In contrast to our service where data is stored in a Canadian based data center.


Tape based backups commonly have failure rates which exceed 50%. Using our hardware and software, there is only a minimal potential for loss of data or corruption of data.

Quick Virtualization

Converting to virtual machines can take time and cause errors. Whereas incremental backups can be instantly restored to a virtual machine, opposed to the entire file chain.


The money you could save is enormous considering the average cost of downtime. Having the control to bring your business back to life in the event of a crises is invaluable and could save your business a ton of money.


Common backup systems are difficult to encrypt which may not adhere to industry regulations. Whereas our SSL key based encrypting secures your business data and complies with major industry standards.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services, Toronto & GTA

Datto BCDR Solutions make BCDR easy and affordable for SMBs

What is Bus. Continuity?

What is Business Continuity?

It is the capability of a business to uphold a certainly level of functionality during and after a disaster has materialized. When we refer to a “certain level” of functionality, we are referring to your basic and most critical IT systems.

Why is Business Continuity important?

Organizations of all sizes face a growing list of potential threats. Those threats include weather-related disasters, cyber-related hazards, employee theft and sabotage.  These trends leave organizations vulnerable to a myriad of new and existing risks. Managing the potential of these risks by establishing a business continuity strategy is critical to the survival of any business in today’s world.

How is Business Continuity accomplished?

Essentially, business continuity involves a strategy and the implementation of that strategy by setting up IT infrastructure in a way that ensures your data and systems can be recovered quickly in the event of a catastrophic disaster. The strategy is developed in consultation with your team and implemented by an IT Consultant with a background in business continuity. Redundancies are put in place, however, backing up your data on it’s own does not form a business continuity and disaster recovery plan. One also need the ability to recover quickly with little to no additional cost. Datto BCDR incorporates both backup and recovery elements into one solution.

What is Disaster Recovery?

What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster Recovery is the “DR” within a BCDR plan, which aims to maintain business data and systems in the event a cyber attack, human error, inside job or other data loss situations. DR gives businesses and organizations the ability to recovery data in little to no time and resume crucial business functions. So that business can continue with little to no interruption.

Why is a Disaster Recovery Plan critically important?

Irrespective of the industry within which your organization exists, when an unexpected disastrous event occurs and stops your business from functioning, a business needs to recover as fast as possible so that it may resume providing services to it’s customers. The more downtime your have, the more money it costs your business in lost productivity, lost revenue and increased IT Support costs. The importance a Disaster Recovery cannot be overstated.

How is Disaster Recovery carried-out?

Disaster Recovery is administered from within a data recovery system. This is where the process of transferring some or all of your backed up day, in part or in whole, to a new or existing device or application, is intiated and managed. Not all DR systems can restore data in the same way or in the same amount of time. Make sure you have the abaility to restore all data or pick and choose the data you want to recover, as at a certain date in time. Without these methods, you will be disappointed in your DR solution/plan.

What is BCDR?

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) is about setting up information technology so that if a disaster occurs, one can easily recovery the data. They are planning and configuration processes which help organizations prepare for disruptive events such as a power outage, flood/fire, cyber attack or other data loss event. The planning which goes into a business continuity and disaster recovery plan might be extensive depending on the organization, the nature of the business and it’s location.

The Datto products mentioned above provide a solution to backup your data and recover it efficiently in one package. Datto BCDR Solutions provide the infrastructure to accomplish BCDR in an efficient and affordable manner.

One of the most critically important IT Services 1CS provides to SMBs is a business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. Your organization selects which devices or applications are critical and then we protect them using Datto BCDR Solution. The solution includes offsite backup, testing and restore support.

Take it to the next level by developing your own policies, processes and procedures so that your team knows what to do in the event of a disaster. These three P’s are crucial to any BCDR plan and mitigate against downtime and increased IT Support costs.

There are different terms used surrounding IT Business Continuity. For example the terms: business recovery, business continuance plans, bcp plan, continuity system and business recovery plan. From our standpoint, these terms are largely inter-changeable. They all infer the same idea.

Security vs Continuity

From the perspective of an IT Service Provider: sometimes the lines between IT security and business continuity are blurred because they achieve a similar result, they give you control. BCP events can also be security events. Cyber attacks are a significant disaster which go a long way toward justifying the need for a proper BCDR solutions. Business continuity roles such as a business continuity coordinator may very well be experienced in cyber security services.

At 1CS, site level BCP is headed by Blake Fick. Our team of BCP & DRP consultants can conduct a business continuity risk assessment, develop business continuity management guidelines in consultation with you, explain business continuity plan conventions, carry out BCP testin and help you navigate your way through the process of selecting an appropriate BCDR solution for your business.

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