Secure your digital assets with confidence: In an era where data is paramount, appropriate backup and disaster recovery are essential for safeguarding your organisation's future.

In today’s digital landscape, where cybersecurity threats loom large and the Pacific Islands’ public sector contends with unique challenges like civil unrest and power failures, robust backup and disaster recovery systems aren’t just an option—they’re a necessity. Traditional on-premises environments often lack the resilience to withstand such diverse threats, leaving critical data and operations vulnerable.


NiuPay, in partnership with AWS, transforms this vulnerability into strength. We customise each Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution to fit the intricate nature of your existing on-premises setup, ensuring a seamless transition to a more secure, cloud-native environment.

Our cloud-based solutions offer superior protection, scalability, and reliability, guaranteeing that your data is not just backed up, but also recoverable quickly and securely, irrespective of local disruptions. With NiuPay and AWS, you’re not just safeguarding your data; you’re fortifying your organisation’s future against the unpredictable.

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How to determine if NiuPay's cloud BaaS and DRaaS solutions are for you

Assessing Data Vulnerability and Recovery Needs

Evaluate your data's susceptibility to threats and recovery urgencies to understand if cloud BaaS/DRaaS aligns with your organisational requirements for resilience and rapid restoration.

Facing Frequent Infrastructure Disruptions

If regular disruptions like power outages or system failures are common, cloud BaaS/DRaaS ensures uninterrupted data access and business continuity.

High Dependency on Accessible, Critical Data

Organisations heavily reliant on instant access to critical data benefit from the cloud’s robust backup and seamless disaster recovery capabilities.

Navigating Complex Regulatory Compliance

Entities grappling with stringent data protection laws find cloud BaaS/DRaaS simplifies compliance through secure, regulated data handling processes.

Seeking Scalable, Flexible Backup Solutions

Cloud BaaS and DRaaS adapt to your evolving data needs, offering scalable solutions that grow with your organisation’s requirements.

Managing Limited On-Site Technical Resources

If managing in-house backup and recovery resources is a challenge, cloud-based solutions offer expert-managed, resource-efficient alternatives.


Data durability with Amazon Web Services

  • Okay, so just how durable can data storage in the cloud be?

    When it comes to safeguarding data in the cloud, AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) sets a remarkable standard. AWS S3 boasts an impressive data durability rate of 99.999999999% (often referred to as "eleven 9's"), which means virtually unparalleled reliability. To put this into perspective, imagine if you had a million files stored on AWS S3 – statistically, you could potentially lose just a single file every 10,000 years! This level of durability is achieved through advanced AWS infrastructure, which replicates data across multiple facilities and devices within a region. Such robustness is critical in backup and disaster recovery scenarios, ensuring your data remains intact and retrievable even in the face of unforeseen events. With AWS S3, you're not just storing data; you're anchoring it in one of the most secure and reliable digital environments available today.

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AWS Storage Gateway: Simplifying hybrid cloud storage

AWS Storage Gateway offers a hybrid cloud storage solution that seamlessly integrates your on-premises applications with AWS cloud storage. It’s an invaluable tool for modern public sector entities, especially in the Pacific Islands, where infrastructure limitations can impact data security and access.

  • Hybrid Storage Integration: Connects on-premises applications to AWS cloud storage using standard protocols (NFS, SMB, iSCSI), simplifying the transition to cloud storage.
  • Multiple AWS Storage Services: Links with Amazon S3, S3 Glacier, Amazon EBS, and AWS Backup, catering to a range of storage needs.
  • Optimised Data Transfer: Includes a high-efficiency data transfer mechanism, bandwidth management, and a local cache for quick access to frequently used data.
  • Reduced Infrastructure Costs: Minimises the need for on-site storage infrastructure and administration, offering a cost-effective solution for data backup and archiving.
  • File Gateway: Ideal for file-based storage; integrates with Amazon S3 for storing and accessing files with local caching. It supports SMB and NFS protocols, ensuring compatibility with existing file-based applications.
  • Volume Gateway: Provides block storage over iSCSI, backed by Amazon S3. It includes features like local caching, EBS snapshots, and clones, suitable for applications requiring block storage.
  • Backup and Archiving: Streamlines backup processes to AWS, particularly useful for databases and applications typically backed up to a file server.
  • Disaster Recovery: Offers reliable solutions for data recovery, crucial for regions prone to disruptions.
  • Data Tiering and Migration: Facilitates seamless data migration and offloading of on-premises storage to the cloud.
  • Regulatory Compliance: File Gateway’s integration with Amazon S3 Object Lock ensures WORM capabilities for regulatory compliance and data protection.
  • Reducing Ransomware Risks: Volume Gateway’s snapshot feature allows quick restoration to a previous state, vital for mitigating ransomware threats.
  • Data Durability and Scalability: Ensures high data durability (99.999999999%) and scalability, key for long-term data retention and disaster recovery.
  • Cost-Effective Storage: S3 Lifecycle policies enable archiving to more affordable storage classes like S3 Glacier or S3 Glacier Deep Archive.
  • Snapshot and Backup Management: Incorporates snapshot features for Stored Volumes and integrates with AWS Backup for centralized backup management.

AWS DataSync: Streamlining data movement for enhanced efficiency

AWS DataSync is a managed data transfer service that simplifies, accelerates, and automates the movement of data between on-premises storage systems and AWS storage services. For public sector organisations in the South Pacific, AWS DataSync offers a reliable and efficient way to migrate data to the cloud, back up data for disaster recovery, and facilitate ongoing data synchronisation for operational efficiency.
  • Versatile Data Transfer: Enables easy migration of active datasets to AWS, freeing up on-premises storage, and supporting business continuity and data analysis in the cloud.
  • Automated and Accelerated Processes: DataSync automates the data transfer process, offering a fast and hassle-free solution for moving large volumes of data.
  • DataSync Agent Deployment: Deploy a DataSync agent on your on-premises hypervisor to facilitate data transfer. Compatible with VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, or Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Multi-Protocol Support: The agent supports NFS, SMB, and Hadoop cluster protocols, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of storage systems.
  • Task Management: DataSync tasks involve defining source and destination locations for data transfer, simplifying the movement process.
  • Complementing AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery: DataSync can be used alongside AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (DRS) to protect compute and block storage, while securely migrating SMB data to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.
  • Seamless Cloud Storage Integration: Efficiently transfers data to AWS Storage services like Amazon S3, EBS, and FSx, ensuring seamless integration with AWS’s cloud storage ecosystem.
  • Efficient Data Management: DataSync is ideal for public sector organisations dealing with large datasets, offering a streamlined solution for transferring data between on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Business Continuity Assurance: Enhances business continuity plans by simplifying data replication to AWS for disaster recovery scenarios.
  • Cost-Effective and Scalable: Reduces costs associated with on-premises data storage and management, providing a scalable solution that grows with organisational needs.
  • Secure and Reliable: Ensures secure and reliable data transfer, crucial for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of public sector data.

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery: Streamlining disaster recovery for maximum resilience

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery is an advanced disaster recovery (DR) solution offering block-level replication for a wide range of workloads. It’s particularly suitable for public sector entities in the Pacific Islands, where the need for reliable and rapid disaster recovery is paramount due to various environmental and infrastructural challenges.

  • Comprehensive Replication: Provides block-level replication for physical and virtual workloads, ensuring comprehensive coverage of applications, databases, and operating systems.
  • Broad Compatibility: Compatible with common databases (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server), mission-critical applications (like SAP), and custom-built applications. Supports most Windows and Linux OS versions.
  • Continuous Data Replication: Ensures data is replicated continuously at the block level, enhancing the recovery point objectives (RPOs) to mere seconds.
  • Automated Staging Area: Automatically provisions a cost-effective staging area subnet in AWS, receiving replicated data efficiently and reducing unnecessary costs.
  • Usage-Based Billing: Offers flexible, hourly billing per source server, allowing for cost-effective scaling according to specific needs and minimising idle resources.
  • Minimised TCO: Reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by aligning infrastructure with business needs and reducing duplicate resource expenditure.
  • Rapid Recovery: Achieves recovery time objectives (RTOs) of minutes through automated server conversion and orchestration.
  • Versatile Disaster Mitigation: Ideal for addressing various IT disruptions, including ransomware, data corruption, user errors, or flawed patches, by allowing recovery from a previous point in time on AWS.
  • Seamless Server Recovery: Elastic Disaster Recovery ensures all aspects of your servers, including server state, applications, databases, and files, are replicated and ready for quick spin-up on AWS for recovery or testing drills.
  • Enhanced Data Protection: Continuous replication and rapid RPOs ensure that data is always up-to-date and ready for recovery, crucial for maintaining public sector data integrity.
  • Reduced Infrastructure Costs: By eliminating the need for duplicate resources and offering usage-based pricing, AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery is cost-effective for public sector organisations with budget constraints.
  • Customisable Recovery Points: The ability to recover servers from specific points in time offers flexibility and control, especially in scenarios like ransomware attacks or accidental data loss.

AWS Snow Family: Snowcone and Snowball - empowering edge computing and data migration

The AWS Snow Family, comprising Snowcone and Snowball devices, offers robust solutions for edge computing and data migration, ideally suited for the unique needs of the Pacific Islands’ public sector. These devices provide secure, efficient, and versatile options for data handling in various environments, including remote and disconnected locations.

  • Small and Light: Snowcone is exceptionally portable, weighing about 4.5 lbs and designed for one-person liftability. Its compact size makes it ideal for use in remote areas, field environments, and small spaces.
  • Storage Options: Available in both HDD (8 TB usable storage) and SSD (14 TB usable storage), Snowcone offers flexibility for different storage needs.
  • Offline and Online Data Migration: Efficiently move data offline by physically shipping the device, or online using pre-installed AWS DataSync for seamless data import/export.
  • File-Based Storage and Networking: Supports NFS v4 mount point for compatibility with on-premises servers and applications. Features wired networking with 1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet ports.
  • Power and Battery Options: Standardized USB-C power for versatility and optional battery packs for mobile applications without power access.
  • Two Device Types: Snowball Edge Compute Optimized for performance-driven workloads, and Snowball Edge Storage Optimized for large-scale data migrations and high-capacity needs.
  • High-Speed Network Connections: Supports 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps links, ensuring fast data migration with robust encryption for data security.
  • Compute Resources: Snowball Edge Compute Optimized includes powerful computing resources, including an optional NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU, ideal for machine learning and analytics in disconnected environments.
  • Large Storage Capacity: Snowball Edge Storage Optimized offers up to 210TB capacity, making it well-suited for extensive data migration projects.
  • Clustering and Kubernetes Support: Create storage clusters or Amazon EKS Anywhere clusters for increased storage durability and Kubernetes deployments.
  • Amazon S3 Compatible Storage: Provides S3 compatible storage for local compute and storage devices, supporting standard S3 APIs and features.
  1. Disaster Response and Recovery:

    • Context: The region is prone to natural disasters, requiring robust disaster response mechanisms.
    • Application: The Snow Family devices can be quickly deployed to disaster-affected areas for data collection and communication needs, aiding in effective disaster response and recovery operations.
  2. Large-Scale Data Migration:

    • Context: Upgrading or transitioning from legacy systems to cloud-based infrastructures often involves massive data migration.
    • Application: Snowball devices, with their high storage capacity, facilitate efficient, secure data migration from on-premises systems to AWS cloud, essential for modernising public sector IT infrastructure.
  3. Edge Computing for Critical Services:

    • Context: Essential services like healthcare and law enforcement require advanced computing resources at the edge for immediate data processing.
    • Application: Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices, with their computing capabilities and optional GPU, support complex edge computing tasks like real-time data analysis and machine learning.
  4. Secure Data Storage and Transfer:

    • Context: Handling sensitive government data with utmost security is paramount.
    • Application: Both Snowcone and Snowball ensure secure data storage and transfer with end-to-end encryption and tamper-evident features, essential for confidential government data handling.
  5. Backup and Archiving:

    • Context: Public sector entities need reliable backup solutions for their critical data.
    • Application: Snowball provides a solution for secure, efficient backup and archiving of large volumes of data, ensuring data durability and accessibility.
  • Edge Computing Capabilities: Enables data collection and processing in rugged and remote environments, critical for areas with limited connectivity.
  • Secure Data Handling: Ensures data security with encryption, tamper-evident design, and NIST-compliant data erasure.
  • Flexible Deployment: Suitable for a range of applications, from disaster recovery to data archiving and local computing needs.
  • Compliance Standards: Meets HIPAA and FedRAMP compliance, ensuring suitability for regulated industries in both public and private sectors.