What is Disaster Recovery?
Backup and disaster recovery solutions shield your business from unforeseeable losses. You never know where the glitch will come from that will force your business to its knees. To avoid such losses, that might destroy in a short time what you have struggled to build, you need to find, implement and develop top backup and disaster recovery solutions.
In a market of a myriad backup and recovery products which one assures a comprehensive and absolute protection against the inevitable for your business? There are many features that distinguish a top notch solution from a second-rate one. If your product lacks the features below then keep searching.
1. FLEXIBLE DATA CAPTURE
There are many ways to capture data, and they all depend on the type of data you are collecting and how it is accessible. Whichever product you choose, it should be able to capture different formats of data continuously to protect against data loss in the event of disaster. The product should back up data from all angles and time frames to provide numerous bootable recovery options.
2. STORAGE AND NETWORK RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Keeping your data safe in a cloud environment is great, but if it takes too long to backup your information you may never be fully protected. Make sure you backup solution not only enables cloud storage for efficiency of resources, but that it also includes data compression tools that will lessen the volume of data that is sent over the network. This will ensure efficiency in storage and backups will be seamless without slowing down the working servers or your computer. This also makes it much easier to retrieve during recovery.
Check if the product has a strong encryption that can keep your date safe during backup and storage. Top backup and recovery solutions use FIPS 140-2 certified encryption module. Encryption is done at the source before saving to the network. This way you will stay assured that there will be no breaches even as the data goes to other public networks.
4. BUSINESS APPLICATIONS CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY
This disk imaging technology is a must have component on your backup and recovery solution. It enables a full time back up even of running applications that have important data. Some of them include Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint among others. Check with the provider to see what features they offer with their solution.
5. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR CAPTURE, STORAGE AND RECOVERY
The product should have easy administration policies that contain instructions on how to make a backup copy of your company data. The instructions should stipulate duplication of data into secondary and tertiary copies and notify you immediately when backup fails.