Every Successful Disaster recovery plan requires the right technology to support the backup of the business IT systems. When deciding what you want to put in place there are several considerations:
What is the current the environment and what is the priority to restore individual elements
How old can a restoration point be and how quickly do you want it recovered
What sort of granularity do you live with on recovery.
How quickly do you want the data offsite
What's the budget.
How does this work in conjunction with my High Availability Strategy.
With backup technologies there's a whole range of solutions out there - simply finding the technology with the best fit and the right features for your business can take weeks of man effort in detailing requirements, shortlisting, getting quotes, deciding on the product and then installing and managing the chosen solution
The market itself don't make the decision easy - currently everyone with a datacentre is offering a cloud backup solution with a variation on features and costs - the reason being it's relatively easy to manage and make money out of.
Our understanding of the backup market means we can advise you on the right technology fit for your business, at the right price and install, configure and manage as required.
To help you make the right decision we've shown here some of the commonly used methods for backing up, the advantages and disadvantages and a breakdown of your expected costs.
Often these solutions can work in layers to give multiple options for restoring systems dependant on need.
The advent of more cloud applications does mean that the face of on-premise backup is changing and in some environments limited once again to mainly file data with cloud app providers including backup options within their product sets. However many cloud providers are only delivering high-availability and the ability to roll back to historical data still needs a secondary product to fulfil this task.