Today we’ll take a look at the difference between traditional backup and a true business continuity solution. Everyone understands the need to backup critical data, right? But is backup enough to support your business operations? Absolutely not. Disasters happen. And when they do, a traditional backup approach has serious shortcomings:
Recovery Time: A surprising number of organizations still use tape backups. With tape, backups are slow, and a full recovery can take days, even weeks. And if you store your tapes offsite for redundancy (a good practice), you have to retrieve them before you can even get started. Who can afford that kind of delay?
Verification: Tapes are prone to media failure and traditional processes often fail due to human error since frequent manual intervention is required. Plus, it’s hard to test and verify if your backups worked properly.
Outages: Finally, what if you have an infrastructure failure? A critical server or your whole data center goes down? What good is a backup tape if you can’t restore it?
Intelligent Business Continuity
An intelligent business continuity solution – like our managed hybrid business continuity solution built on popular Datto technology – addresses all of these challenges. Here’s how:
Our solution has 2 components – a Datto appliance and the cloud. Data is backed up to both the Datto appliance in your data center and the reliable Datto cloud. Backups and restores are fast because there’s no tape and the device is local to your network, but you can also restore from the cloud. And with screenshot verification, you can guarantee a successful backup.
Even more critical from a BC perspective, is that you can actually run your business from the Datto appliance or the cloud if you experience an infrastructure outage. You can virtually recreate your IT infrastructure on demand with little or service interruption.
Simplify Your Business Continuity
So this is a true, intelligent business continuity solution that Data Networks manages for you. To learn more, email or call (800.283.6387) our team of experts at Data Networks. We can design, implement, support and manage your simplified business continuity solution.