Business Disaster Recovery by Clients First


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Business Disaster Recovery by Clients First

  1. 1. 70% of all Business that Suffer Serious loss ofdata or a greater than two weeks outage toprimary business systems & data are out ofbusiness in < two years Backup & Disaster Recovery Protect your data. Protect your business.
  2. 2. SMB (Small and Mid-Size Businesses) DisasterPreparedness Survey By Applied Research 50% of SMB’s Have No Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Plan Out of those who have a plan: Half implemented a plan following an outage or loss Only 28% have actually tested their plan Source: Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  3. 3. Why Don’t SMB’s Have A BDR Plan? Source: Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  4. 4. The Average SMB Experienced 6 Outages in 2011Top Reasons For Downtime: Cyber Attacks Power Outages Hardware failure Natural Disaster Source: Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  5. 5. The Cost of Downtime Downtime is expensive for SMB’s: $12,500 per day 44% of Companies have had an one of their SMB Vendor’s temporarily shut down due to computer issues An overwhelming 54% of Companies have switched vendors due to unreliable computer systems at the vendor 70% of companies who lost data and systems for more than two consecutive weeks were out of business in < two years Source: Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  6. 6. Issues Among SMB’s Who Do Backup..... Half backup only 60% of their data Less than half back up weekly or more frequently Only 23% backup daily 31% don’t backup email 21% don’t backup applications 17% don’t backup customer data Source: Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  7. 7. Tape Backup Magnetic tape recovery failure rates between 41-72% Media environmental sensitivity Manual administration of tape library, backup and off-site storage, and media rotation begs human error Allows only sequential data access rather than random access afforded by disk - straight backup Storage of large amounts of data requires large amounts of space Backup speed Source: Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  8. 8. What’s your plan?
  9. 9. Strategic Considerations How will you continue operating in the event of a temporary outage, data loss or complete failure of your IT systems? What elements of your IT systems are most critical to operations? Email Documents ERP & CRM Other Applications & Portals
  10. 10. Why a backup only solution may not be goodenough…Reality…It could take a MONTH to restore you to normalbusiness operations with simple backup if everything goes right You may have a backup solution today but... If your server(s) were to be damaged or destroyed, its likely to take two to four weeks to receive replacement hardware which is almost always built to order. Even longer if a large scale disaster takes place such as a hurricane due to the large uptick in orders received by server vendors at once. If you are using Tapes, can you even still purchase a compatible tape drive to restore your data? Do you have the software available to do the restoration as your local installation CD’s may have been destroyed? Was your old tape drive out of alignment? It would make backups and even restore them perfectly fine but a replacement drive would not be able to read the tapes.
  11. 11. You may have a reliable backup solution today but...•Were your tapes or drives truly being taken off-site regularly or did the process get ‘lazy’ and your off-site copiesare weeks old?•It can take a day to as much as a week or more to restore all your servers from your backup data to your newservers. If your current servers aren’t ‘virtual’ the new servers will have a different hardware environment requiringsignificant IT effort to reinstall the majority of applications and components as a simple ‘restore’ will usually not work•Most outside IT service technicians will be juggling multiple clients simultaneously in the event of a large scaledisaster. If a state of disaster is declared, they may not even be able to get onsite for days or longer•Are you willing to bet your business that your tapes and drives contain ALL of the data you deem important tooperations? Did somebody add a new hard drive or database last year that wasn’t added to your daily backuproutine?As you can see there are many things that can go wrong with traditional local backup solutions that you DON’T wantto discovery when you are trying to recover.
  12. 12. I already have an inexpensive cloud backupsolution like Carbonite, why do I need this? You still have the same problems in terms of it taking 2-4 weeks to get replacement hardware. Then you have to manually reinstall the operating system, Carbonite and start your downloading your data and start your restore process and manually address hardware differences A business can easily have > 1 Terabyte (TB) of total storage needs. A typical Internet connection could take over 70 days to transfer your data. Your initial backup could take at least that long to create in the first place since upload speed is usually slower than download speed. Carbonite and others are known to throttle bandwidth even slower to save on costs Some ‘cheap’ cloud backup vendors will offer to ship you a hard-drive with your data in case of disaster for a significant extra fee but they are known to have very small staffs which can be quickly inundated in case of widespread outages
  13. 13. We’ve Got Solutions
  14. 14. Clients First Backup And DisasterRecovery (BDR) System Features:A Hybrid Cloud Solution Local Backup Automated backup to on-site device. Off-site Backup Automated backup and synchronization to Two Bi- coastal SAS70 Type II data centers in the Cloud. Data Deduplication & Local Compression Significant reduction in storage and bandwidth requirements by eliminating redundant data.
  15. 15. Advanced Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Features Entire Server “Snapshots” Snapshots of the local servers, both Physical & Virtual, which provide easy access to previously stored versions of your entire IT infrastructure at multiple points in history. Daily snapshots are stored off-site at Two Bi-coastal SAS70 Type II data centers. Automated solution to restore to new hardware environment when currently not using virtualization Local/On-site Virtualization Stored images of the server environment on the local device which can be mounted following severe hardware failure bringing critical systems up an running in minutes.
  16. 16. Advanced BDR Features (continued) Off-site Virtualization Images of the server environment which are stored at off-site data centers and can be mounted following serious hardware failure or disaster to bring critical systems up an running in minutes even if your employees have to work remotely due to destruction of your offices. Screenshot Verification of Backups This is true verification of your backups. The solution actually boots your backup image hourly and returns a screenshot as evidence that the ‘clone’ of your live servers booted successfully. Message-level Exchange & Sharepoint Recovery The ability to drill down to the mailbox and message-level to retrieve email in a Microsoft Exchange environment. (With appropriate security) Allows for direct recovery of a single SharePoint document, collection or folder.
  17. 17. Two Options:•Backup Only•Backup with Hardware Failover &Virtualization
  18. 18. Simple. Flexible. Affordable.
  19. 19. SIR The New Standard in Business Continuity IS Prevents Companies from Experiencing ANY Downtime