Cloud Backup Series
This post is one of a series regarding cloud backup. See these links for more information concerning Unitrends cloud backup along with an overview of Vault2Cloud: Unitrends enterprise level cloud backup service.
Cloud Backup: Quickly Recovering from Real Disasters
It’s one thing to recover a file, a group of files, a directory, or even a volume. It’s another to recover not only a whole system (a BareMetal image) but an entire information technology infrastructure consisting of multiple protected computers and to do so quickly. And yet in the case of a natural or man-made disaster, this is precisely what the information technology department has to do to keep a business up and running.
For that reason, it’s important that your cloud-based data protection vendor be able to allow you to quickly recover from a disaster. Some offer the ability to ship you your data on various media. Make sure that you understand how this works – procuring and installing a backup server, storage, networking, an operating system, backup software, and various other software and then restoring that shipped media is pretty complex. Unitrends offers an optional service known as RapidReplacement™ that provides next-day business shipment of one of our backup appliances for truly rapid recovery from disasters.