A lot of businesses have begun to incorporate the cloud into their backup processes and most businesses that haven’t done so yet are looking into the process. Using the cloud as a backup target has a lot of advantages; Cloud services have matured and provide extremely high levels of availability.
While they definitely work together to provide data protection, backup and disaster recovery (DR) are not the same thing. A number of people, especially in smaller and medium-sized businesses, mistakenly think that just doing backups is enough to cover their DR requirements.
While almost every business has some type of backup processes in place for their important servers, many of these same companies have neglected endpoint backup. There’s no doubt that servers are more important as they provide a platform for the business-critical applications and services that the business relies on but they are not the only critical component.
There’s no doubt that having a disaster recovery (DR) plan in place is essential for businesses of all shapes and sizes. However, having a DR plan in place and effectively using it are very different things. Just like application code, DR plans and the DR procedures that you have in place need to be tested [...]
According to Kaspersky’s Threat Evolution Report Q3 2019, there is new ransomware ‘focused solely on NAS’ active in the wild.
Using the cloud as a backup target is definitely one of the ways that many businesses are adopting the hybrid cloud. Today, almost all businesses are dealing with massive data growth. The research firm IDC has estimated that overall data is doubling every two years. Keeping up with this level of data growth is tough [...]
The latest release of SQL Server 2019 has several important enhancements for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Let’s take a look at some of the main HA and DR changes in SQL Server 2019.
While definitely necessary, making and maintaining disaster recovery (DR) plans is definitely not one of the favorite tasks for IT personnel. DR planning is complex, time-consuming, and it involves the resources of a number of both IT and non-IT related personnel. In addition, implementing DR plans isn’t cheap.
Backing up your data can be an easy process but it's important to not get caught up in only taking the easy route too.
There are two critical components of all disaster recovery (DR) plans: backup and recovery. Backup lays the foundation of all DR plans and the recovery aspect determines how quickly your operation can be restored to nominal activity.
The ability to easily restore critical data and applications always comes down to the level of priority organizations give to their backup and recovery architectures. The low-hanging fruit from a datacenter perspective is protecting virtual machines.
Protecting core infrastructure components like SQL Server is certainly one of the database professional first priorities. However, for those businesses still running SQL Server 2008/R2, that’s become a problem.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and as many cities have recently learned, if you don't have an air-gapped backup, you may not be protected.
Running VMs in the cloud has become a big part of the modernization of IT infrastructure for most businesses. However, even though those VMs that are in the cloud, the backup mechanisms that they use to provide disaster recovery (DR) capabilities are essentially the same as they would use for on-premise VMs. They often use legacy technologies that require a lot of resources and are difficult to scale.
But each year, the tune has changed a little bit more each time and it's becoming more clear that Veeam is no longer a little company playing in the backup space but has become its own ecosystem that is the center of availability for nearly every type of data both locally and in the cloud.