Most of your critical enterprise data will be housed not in servers but on storage devices. NAS (Network Attached Storage) can store data cheaply and effectively with protection features such as RAID. However NAS devices are susceptible to the same disasters as servers—power outages, floods, human error and ransomware. Unitrends can backup NAS data and perform SLA policy automation so you can be sure your NAS-based data is backed up with a recovery performance that meets your DR compliance requirements.
Protecting NAS Data
Unitrends uses NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) to access data directly from NAS storage devices for backup and recovery purposes for vendors that also support NDMP. NDMP benefits include simpler access to the NAS storage stack, faster backups particularly where the NAS contains millions of small files, support for incremental backups yielding more recovery points, and less adverse network impact. Users can also protect any NAS using file-level backups via CIFS or NFS mount points on the device.
Long Term Data Retention
NAS devices can provide large volumes of storage with quick access. This type of storage is best for data in active use and required to conduct daily business. However, due to cost and finite storage limits NAS is not optimal for long term data storage where retention schedules require protection for 3, 5 years or forever. Get long-term retention and enable those same files to be used for disaster recovery in the Unitrends Forever Cloud – easy, practically without lifting a finger.
Unitrends has been able to provide us with peace of mind that we will be able to restore data in case of emergency and enabled us to lower our RTO and RPO significantly. The appliances and services are stable and reliable. Our Unitrends appliance literally paid for itself after being able to restore the 2 million+ files affected by ransomware earlier this year.
Director of IT
Unitrends has more recommended backup, recovery, and continuity models than other vendors combined