Cloud Storage and Backup for Schools

We have been providing educational cloud storage backup services to Resellers since 2001. If you are an ICT provider and don’t want the hassle, overheads or costs associated with providing cloud storage backups, we can streamline your cloud storage service.

Our service will backup any OS (Windows, macOS, and Linux), database, or application you are running on your LAN or in the cloud. Our storage destinations will guard your data using 11 Nines of data durability, and you can store your backed-up data in any region you like.

Every new backup account you create gives you full access to all our backup modules and storage for 30 days without any commitment.

If you want to increase awareness of your company’s brand, we offer a free rebrand service.

Microsoft Azure. The world's most secure cloud used at BOBcloud

School data stored on Microsoft's UK cloud

Microsoft’s Azure is the world’s most secure cloud used by UK organisations including the UK Government, NHS, and the MOD.

Your data could not be safer!

Our service stores your school data on a minimum of 3 storage units within the UK region of Azure.

Azure is the same platform already used by schools for their Office O365 email, OneDrive and SharePoint data. These systems don’t have a built-in backup, and it is essential you have your own.

You don’t have to be tied to Azure in the UK though. Our software is preconfigured with connectors to all other Azure regions worldwide as well as any of the 1,000+ third-party clouds.

BOBcloud and FileSync can protect your data from ransomware

Protect your school data from ransomware

Ransomware and cybercrime attacks are becoming more frequent and show no signs of stopping. Unfortunately, schools are at the top of the cybercriminal’s list of targets.
We can’t prevent a ransomware attack, but we can help you recover from it.

Ransomware recovery is essential for preventing your school from becoming their next victim.

How we protect your data
With BOBcloud, your data is always encrypted and cannot be compromised. Should your servers become the victim of a cyber-attack, you can rest assured you can restore your data from the cloud.

Don’t become a cybercriminal’s target

BOBcloud privacy is 100% GDPR compliant for School Data backups

Keeping your personal data safe

Since May 2019 when GDPR went live, the legislation has not deterred many spammers from gathering information illegally and acting with impunity.

We have always put the GDPR and the previous DPA legislation at the forefront of our business.
We NEVER routinely gather any personal information through any of our services and only contact people who have explicitly requested to receive marketing information. We never automatically presume you have opted in.

Because we use Microsoft’s cloud to store all your data, you can rely on their guarantees.

ICT, School, College and University data has never been safer.

Cloud backup data security and how we use it at BOBcloud

Advanced Security and Data Guarding

Your school data is encrypted on your servers and desktops using AES 256 bit encryption before it leaves your site and is then transferred using 256-bit SSL secure communication (TLS v1.2). 

Your data remains encrypted whilst backing up, at rest, and during restore. Because it is encrypted at all times, it cannot be compromised even if it is captured during transit. It doesn’t matter where your devices are located or which internet connections they use, because our software creates a secure end-to-end encrypted tunnel. 

Even if you have mobile devices using public WIFI networks, there is never any risk to your data.

You can stipulate which IP addresses can be used to restore from. This prevents ex-employees who have previously had access to your account from restoring data unless they are doing so from an authorised location.

Cloud Backup Retention Settings

Unlimited backup retention and history

We know that in the educational sector you have no option but to store your data indefinitely and can’t have it auto-cleansed by the backup provider. 

Our service allows you to specify in daily increments how long you want to retain your data history. Set history from 1 day to infinity to match your backup strategy and policies. 

Our portal will clearly show you which is live data and which is retained data you have deleted from the source locations on your servers and desktops.

Multiple backup destinations working concurrently

Why backup your school data to just one storage destination?

Backup your school data on your computers and servers to over 1,000 cloud storage destinations around the world by using the predefined destinations in our software. Easily backup to local storage (USB disk, NAS or SAN), or any combination of cloud and local.

You can easily configure any backup set to concurrently transfer data to multiple clouds and local destinations. Full stats and results will be shown in your reseller portal.

Popular destinations are Microsoft Azure blobs, AWS S3, Wasabi, Backblaze, Dropbox and S3 compatible services.

No charge for multiple destinations

Some cloud backup service providers charge extra for their licenses when you backup more data, and that is on top of the storage charges.

We permit all backup sets to use as much storage as they need.

We only charge you for the storage you use on our platform. If you are using your own storage or cloud storage, then all backup storage is free and unlimited.

You probably already have free storage!

In our experience, many schools using Google and OneDrive already have unlimited FREE storage from these and other providers.

Both these destinations are already plugged into our software and just require your login details.

Storage destinations. Backup your school data to more than 1000 cloud destinations worldwide.
Storage destinations. Backup your school data to more than 1000 cloud destinations worldwide.

Ransomware protection

All our educational backup services will protect you from ransomware and allow you to restore to a point-in-time. This approach means you won’t be playing catch-up to the cybercriminals and suffer downtime in the interim.

If you only need to backup file systems, you can make use of our private cloud service [FileSync]. Not only do you get a private cloud to use in your school, but the system also allows you to recover your entire cloud from a ransomware attack in a few minutes. The process is simple and replays your last snapshot on your data set. 

7 day support and free cloud backup trials

Support 7 days a week and fully functional 30-day trials

We know the IT support solutions you provide to the educational sector are critical to your operations. As such, we are dedicated to supporting you and your team 7 days a week in your own time zone.

If we can’t fix your problem in one or two emails, we will ask to connect remotely to your system using TeamViewer or RDP.

We also have tech docs and walkthroughs to help you install, configure and fault find issues on our service.

£250 when you move from another supplier

Applies to like-for-like Enterprise solutions from another supplier.
If you are paying more than £0.01 per GB, you are overpaying for your storage.
Microsoft Azure storage is the most durable, secure and persistent in the world and it costs less than 1p per GB.

Simple-to-use software

We provide a single-pane-of-glass for all your backup sets so you can see everything in one place without needing to trawl through emails every morning.

All our backup software and modules are designed to be installed in a few simple clicks and connect your device directly to cloud storage.

When it comes to school and education cloud backup, you need an agile partner who can backup any system regardless of the OS and applications wherever it is located.

We have been providing educational backup services for nearly 20 years.

Education backups as simple as ABC

Backup anything on your LAN

Our most commonly used modules are; Windows server [bare metal, system state, MS SQL, Exchange server],  Mac, Linux [MySQL], and cloud storage [Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc].

Advanced modules are Office 365 [hosted Exchange email, SharePoint, and OneDrive], VMware, Hyper V, Exchange mailbox, Synology NAS and QNAP NAS.

Whatever data you have on your network, we can back it up for you.

How to backup your school data with BOBcloud

Our cloud backup service is a perfect fit for your education backup strategy. 

We have been providing this service since 1999, have qualified staff available 7 days a week, can backup anything you have on your LAN and can store your data pretty much anywhere. If you have a specific requirement, chances are we have delivered it many times elsewhere. 

Educational backup services are simple, reliable and cost-effective with BOBcloud.

We have been around for some time (since 1999, to be precise)

Our parent company [SC] started out backing up Novell servers over kilostream lines back in 2000. We have been at the forefront of emerging networking technologies ever since.

We now have customers in more than 15 countries, with the majority being in the UK.

Whether you are a School IT Expert working for your school or an external company that provides School IT support, we can take the strain when it comes to online backup and sync with quality protection from ransomware.
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