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Dataedge Disaster Recovery

In today’s always-on, information-driven organizations, business continuity depends completely on IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. The costs of downtime are huge and data loss can put a company out of business. Data loss can be caused by natural disasters, power outages, hardware failures and user errors, but more and more often the culprit is software problems and cyber security related disasters.

The technologies used in disaster recovery and business continuity have changed dramatically over the last few years, enabling even small organizations to now be able to take advantage of features that were historically considered out of reach. One of the most critical elements in the evolvement of data recovery and business continuity has been Hybrid Cloud storage, as it presents a cost-effective way to store data offsite and resulting in high acceptance of cloud storage use by all vendors.

At its most basic level, computer disaster recovery involves replicating data from one point to another and then making it available for use from the secondary location. While all disaster recovery vendors employ some form of off site storage, the actual methods used to accomplish the basic task of replicating data varies greatly. Some software providers will use disk to disk as the base replication source while others will use system snapshot technologies while still others will duplicate data as it passes through I/O paths of the hypervisor or employ agent based solutions.

Not only does the data source vary but so do the options of the hybrid cloud service itself. How many restore points (RPO), desired recovery time (RTO), what data is and isn’t needed, pricing models, testing and cloud production characteristics are all features to be considered.

All the approaches mentioned above have their specific trade-offs that may or may not fit the needs of your business. Dataedge has been architecting and supporting data recovery solutions since 1999 and you’ll feel confident knowing you are partnering with a company that has the experience to help you make the correct decisions in a complex environment.  

Disaster and data recovery is only one of the reasons to consider hybrid cloud storage for your midsize or enterprise business. You’ll find six more benefits to adopting hybrid cloud storage from our latest free resource – 7 Reasons to Consider Hybrid Cloud Storage.

 

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