For many IT departments, these terms are often synonymous with backing up data to tape or an external hard drive. But in truth, that’s just a normal backup.
If you house backup data at an off-site storage facility, then you have the start of a disaster recovery plan. At this point, most companies feel that if they can put their hands on their data, then they already have a degree of business continuity.
But maintaining business continuity – actually using the data to repair or recover from a problem in a short timeframe – is often overlooked, or taken for granted. As a result, the penalty sustained for extended downtime starts from lost productivity and revenue, and in extreme cases, ends when the business closes forever.
Virtual Test Environment
Disaster Recovery Testing
- Does not rely on P2V conversion process
- Boots directly from the backup image
- Instant failover process
- Runs directly from the ARCA
- Failover a server in less than 30 minutes
- Hardware independent
- Live or sandbox modes
- Select a point-in-time snapshot just before the failure
- Server will have the sane network settings
- Backup continue on failover server