All schools, regardless of size, should take regular backups of their important data.  Schools should also ensure that these backups are current and can be restored.

If your school is a victim of flood, fire, physical damage, theft or ransomware you could be in serious trouble if you don’t have a backup!

At Bitz ‘n’ PC’z Ltd, we believe that backups are one of the most important thing you can invest in for your schools.  We don’t like “selling with FUD2 (fear, uncertainty & doubt),  but it’s important that you know the consequences and risks of having a less than adequate backup system.

The hard reality is there are many different ways to lose your data.  A scary number of schools do suffer catastrophic data losses.  Natural disasters, cyber-threats, previous employees with malicious intent are all commonplace in schools.

The Backup Services we provide are enterprise grade so you can sleep at night, knowing that you are taking the best steps possible to protect your school.

We like to set the right expectations up front.  Whilst we do everything we can to give you the best possible chance of a full recovery after a disaster, the unfortunate reality is that there is no 100% guaranteed options.  Even the giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google have lost serious amounts of important data either accidentally or through data breaches.

Some of the benefits of our cloud based backups are as follows:

Cloud-Based Protection

  • Secure Data Storage
  • 100% Data Integrity
  • Military Grade Encryption
  • High Speed Recovery

Imagine your data being guarded by a team of digital ninjas in the sky! Cloud-Based Protection offers top-notch security by storing and safeguarding your data in remote servers, making it easily accessible and always up-to-date.  It’s like having an army of IT experts working 24/7 to keep your data safe from cyber threats!


  • Data Immutability (a backup file that can’t be altered in any way)
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Seamless Integration

Picture an invisible force field around your most precious data! AirGap is a security measure that isolates your critical information from the rest of your network, ensuring that even if cyber criminals do break in, they can’t access your most valuable information. It’s like having a secret vault for all of your digital treasures!


Automatic tests to check:

  • Boot-ability
  • Operating system health
  • Data corruption
  • File system and application integrity

Think of AutoVerify as a digital detective, always double-checking your data’s integrity. This feature automatically verifies the authenticity and accuracy of your data, ensuring that it hasn’t been tampered with or compromised.  A properly tested backup is the unsung hero of any data recovery procedure!


  • Cheaper per GB than Microsoft Azure and Redstor (amongst others)
  • Tailored solutions – only pay for what you need
  • No ‘egress’ fees – you won’t be charged extra for transferring or retrieving data from our backup system

Imagine getting top-notch security without breaking the bank! Affordability means that these security solutions are designed to be cost-effective, providing you with excellent protection without putting a massive dent in your budget. It’s like finding a great deal on a high-quality suit of armor for your digital kingdom.

Backups are a requirement from the DfE & for RPA cover in the event of a Cyber Attack


The Department for Education InfoSec Team provides the following guidance:

  • It is vital that all education providers take the necessary steps to protect their networks from cyber-attacks and have the ability to restore systems and recover data from backups.
  • (Schools) should ensure that IT teams are:
    • Backing up the right data. Ensuring the right data is backed up is paramount, including but not limited to; Covid-19 information, data relating to exams/coursework, student/staff data and alongside other key elements.
    • The backups are held fully offline and not connected to systems or in cold storage, ideally following the 3-2-1 rule explained in the NCSC blog Offline backups in an online world
    • Backups are tested appropriately, not only should backups be done regularly but need to be tested to ensure that services can be restored and data recovered from backups.

Our backup solution meets all of these requirements!

Ransomware can be an expensive problem. The solution is not…

Our prices start at £750 per year, per Terrabyte of data (1000 Gigabytes).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the data is stored within the EU.

Yes. Data is transferred over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted connections.
Our solution uses Server Side Encryption (SSE)with 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (128-bit SSL) in transit and 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (256-bit AES) at rest.

Partly, Yes.  You still need to backup your data to rotating tapes or USB hard drives, but this counts as your offline/offsite backup.

Backups are also routinely tested, which is an important aspect of cyber security… There’s no point having a backup if it cannot be restored.