Still one of the most overlooked item in an IT Environment. System and Data Backup is the key to disaster. But it isn’t just the disaster of doomsday preppers. Everyday data is accidentally deleted or overwritten by employees and that data needs to be recoverable. Hackers, Virus Attacks and so many other causes require businesses to restore data. After years of experience we can’t stress just how important it is to have multiple backups in multiple locations. It is the best insurance policy you will ever invest in and if done properly, the cheapest.
Though virtualization has become the new normal for businesses of all sizes, physical server infrastructures are still quite widespread. The architecture of a physical server is quite plain. Each server has its own hardware: Memory, network, processing and storage resources. On this hardware, the server operating system is loaded. From the OS you can then run the applications. Pretty straight-forward.
We create a data backup image of the physical storage device (hard drives). These data backup images include the operating system, applications, services, configuration settings, and data volumes.
- For Linux systems, a built-in snapshot driver ensures you swiftly get a solid data backup every time.
- For Windows systems, we leverage Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to ensure solid data backups, and a proprietary snapshot driver makes sure those data backups happen fast
Local data backups are enough in most instances—malware, aging equipment, or accidental file deletion, for example.
But local data backups are often useless in a larger-scale disaster. Water, fire, and tornadoes aren’t particular about what they destroy.
The way to ensure you can recover your systems no matter what is to have safe copies of data backups in other locations that are easy to access. Having remote copies of your data backups gives you flexibility and options when you face a disaster.
That’s why we enable you to replicate data backups from locally to offsite in our data backup facility.
So no mater what disaster you face you will always have a recent copy of your data.
With a virtual infrastructure, you have the same physical server with all the resources, but instead of the server operating system, there’s a hypervisor such as vSphere or Hyper-V loaded on it. The hypervisor is where you actually create your virtual machines. Each VM has its own virtual devices – virtual CPU, virtual memory, virtual network interface cards and its own virtual disk. On top of this virtual hardware you load a guest operating system and then your traditional server applications.
VMware infrastructure Platforms
• vSphere 6.0
• vSphere 5.x
• vSphere 4.1
• ESXi 6.0
• ESXi 5.x
• ESX(i) 4.1
• vCenter Server 6.0 (optional)
• vCenter Server 5.x (optional)
• vCenter Server 4.1 (optional)
• vCloud Director 5.5, 8.0 (optional)
• All OSs supported by VMware
• Any application
• Any file system
Microsoft infrastructure Platforms
• Windows Server 2016
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
• Windows Server Hyper-V 2016
• Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2
• Windows Server Hyper-V 2012
• Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1
• Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Free HyperVisor)
• Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (optional)
• Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 (optional)
• Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 (optional)
• Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 (optional)
• All OSs supported by Microsoft Hyper-V
• Any application
• Any file system