Small Business Backup & Disaster Recovery

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Recorded webinar presentation. E xigent Technologies of Mount Arlington, NJ / Manhattan, NY. "Managed Backup & Disaster Recovery service for Small Business".

PREVENT Webinar is hosted by Exigent Technologies President, Dan Haurey. March 3, 2009, 10:00AM.

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Small Business Backup & Disaster Recovery

  1. 1. BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY WEBINAR<br />Presented By: Daniel J. Haurey, Tel. (973) 770-0500 <br />
  2. 2. ASSUMPTIONS<br />You have at least one server running a Windows network operating system<br />You&apos;re either interested in or participate in the ongoing safeguarding and protection of your organization’s data<br />
  3. 3. TWO GOALS FOR TODAY<br />To educate the attendees on technology and industry trends that are allowing us to take advantage of robust backup and business continuity options that were formerly out of reach for most organizations<br />To inform you that you have a choice over traditional tape that offers rapid recovery time and continuance of operations during a failure<br />WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO STOP RELYING EXCLUSIVELY ON TAPE FOR YOUR BACKUP NEEDS<br />
  4. 4. AGENDA<br />DEFINE THE JARGON<br />TWO CRITICAL PIECES OF THE RECOVERY PROCESS<br />CONFRONTING YOUR INDIVIDUAL RISK TOLERANCE <br />INTRODUCTION TO DISK BASED BACKUP TECHNOLOGY<br />INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUALIZATION AND CONTINUITY<br />PREVENT, MANAGED BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY<br />QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS<br />
  5. 5. IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING OUR DIGITAL ASSETS<br />A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term•<br />•Cummings, Maeve; Haag, Stephen; and McCubbrey, Donald. 2003. Management information systems for the information age. <br />
  6. 6. IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING OUR DIGITAL ASSETS<br />“Numerous surveys reveal that second to mis-configuration of the backup software, the leading cause of backup failure is human error”“As a monotonous, thankless job, the shuttling of tapes in and out of a backup tape drive is frequently delegated to employees without the benefit of professional training, who perform the task as their lowest priority on the way out the door”<br />
  7. 7. WHAT IS BUSINESS CONTINUITY?WHAT IS DISASTER RECOVERY?<br />STRATEGIC<br /><ul><li>Business Continuity encompasses Disaster Recovery, Backups and even business succession planning. It provides the strategy and process involved to make sure your company survives the loss of key individuals, data, equipment, or facilities. How do we continue operations if <X> happens?
  8. 8. Disaster Recovery typically refers how companies respond or recover from actual disasters, like a flood, fire, earthquake, theft, etc. </li></ul>TACTICAL<br />
  9. 9. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY<br />TWO COMPONENTS OF BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY<br />SAFEGUARD THE ACTUAL DATA<br />PROVIDE FOR CONTINUITY OF IT SERVICES<br />
  10. 10. SAFEGUARD THE DATA<br />BACK IT UP! (make copies of the data) <br />Most common backup destinations:<br />Tape<br />External hard disks<br />Network Attached Storage<br />Offsite services that backup over Internet to a remote datacenter<br />
  11. 11. PROVIDE FOR CONTINUITY<br />Allow for continuance of IT services:<br />during failure<br />during recovery process <br />Allow email to continue to flow<br />Allow access to documents<br />Allow access to software<br />Allow BUSINESS and IT to CONTINUE<br />THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE BACKING UP (COPYING DATA)BUT NOT PROVIDING FOR CONTINUITY<br />
  12. 12. HOW DO I PROVIDE CONTINUITY?<br />UP UNTIL RECENTLY…<br /><ul><li>NOT VERY EASILY!
  13. 13. NOT COST-EFFECTIVELY
  14. 14. CLUSTERING?
  15. 15. SPARE SERVERS?
  16. 16. EXPENSIVE AND COMPLEX DATA REPLICATION</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS OUR TOLERANCE FOR DOWNTIME<br />Most people claim that they can be “down” anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days<br />REALITY<br />“after a moderate to major failure, most people with tape backup, or, data, copied to tape, are looking at anywhere from two days to two weeks, depending on parts availability or delivery”<br />
  17. 17. ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER TRENDS MAKE BUSINESS CONTINUITY POSSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE<br />ENTER DISK-BASED BACKUP<br />ENTER VIRTUALIZATION<br />
  18. 18. WHAT IS DISK BASED BACKUP?<br />Utilize fast, inexpensive hard drives, rather than tape for your backup operations<br />
  19. 19. DISK BASED BACKUP?(IN LIEU OF TAPE)<br />WHY NOW?<br />WHY DIDN’T WE USE DISK EARLIER?<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. STORAGE PRICES HAVE PLUMMETED<br />
  22. 22. STORAGE PRICES HAVE PLUMMETEDmassive storage / minimal cost<br />
  23. 23. MASSIVE CAPACITYVERY LOW COST<br />HARD DISK<br />COSTS<br />
  24. 24. Organizations need to look beyond just copying data to tape<br />The simple copying of data to tape is not a strategy. Rather, when it works flawlessly, it merely safeguards your data and is one piece of a two-part process<br />Providing Business Continuity, or the ability to keep working in the face of a failure is critical<br />Most companies have a very false sense of security in tape or a distorted view of the recovery process and actual time needed to fully recover from a failure or disaster<br />Industry pricing trends and technological advances have allowed for smaller organizations and those with a tighter IT budgets to move from tape alone, to robust disaster recovery which provides for business continuity<br />Make no mistake about it, using tape alone leaves you and your organization vulnerable to considerable downtime<br />SUMMARY<br />
  25. 25. TAPE VS. DISK<br />
  26. 26. COMPONENTS OF AN IRONCLAD BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN<br /><ul><li>FREQUENT BACKUPS (MORE THAN EVERY 24 HOURS)
  27. 27. HEALTH AND INTEGRITY OF BACKUPS MONITORED
  28. 28. BLOCK LEVEL BACKUP, VERSUS FILE LEVEL BACKUP
  29. 29. BACKUP IS ENCRYPTED FOR SECURITY REASONS
  30. 30. FAILOVER AND BARE METAL RESTORE CAPABILITIES
  31. 31. OFFSITE STORAGE CAPABILITY</li></li></ul><li>THE ANSWER<br />PREVENT™ | Managed Backup & Disaster Recovery<br /><ul><li>Frequent backups (as frequent as every 15 minutes)
  32. 32. Failover capability through virtualization of servers
  33. 33. Backups are monitored 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  34. 34. Security (256 AES encryption on and off-site)
  35. 35. Bare Metal Restores to dissimilar hardware
  36. 36. Optional backup of your backup to an offsite datacenter</li></li></ul><li>HOW DOES IT WORK?<br />
  37. 37. NEXT STEPS<br />FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SPEAK TO A TRAINED EXIGENT REPRESENTATIVE, SEND US A BLANK E-MAIL:<br />TO: SUPPORT@EXIGENT.NET<br />SUBJECT: PREVENT<br />THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY!<br />

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