All our data backup and disaster recovery solutions start with us helping you define the recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for your software applications and data.
RTO is the time in hours or minutes or seconds that you need your systems to be recovered following an outage.
RPO is the amount of data expressed in units of time that you can afford to lose in the event of an outage.
Specific Point Recovery
To recover accidentally deleted files from a known restoration point.
Regulatory & Governance
To have a backup of data for regulatory purposes e.g. a financial year end or month end.
Disaster Recovery Survival
To recover data in the event of a disaster such as fire or major equipment failure.
These are not the same thing. Data replication is the constant copying of your data to another location, typically for rapid fail-over of systems to a DR Centre. Replication in itself does not allow you to recover data from a known point whereas backup recovery is. Think of data replication solutions as an additional capability over and above data backup.
Moving to the "cloud" doesn't mean you don't need to worry about backup! Cloud services like Office 365 don't necessarily offer backup points like you might expect.
There are a many cloud backup tools out there but make sure you can recover your data from them in the event of a disaster in the time scale you require. Always conduct disaster recovery tests to make sure your backup and disaster recovery system works as expected.
Hypervisor based technologies
Third party products backup hypervisor based
SAN storage technologies
Any queries you have about our backup and recovery services please get in touch, we will be pleased to hear from you.