Not Another Cloud Based Backup Solution!

November 18, 2014

Another day and another cloud-based backup solution option. Why after so many years are we still struggling with backups? In a very crowded marketplace, what do you really need in a backup solution? Thankfully, there has been a fair amount of innovation in this space the past few years and things are starting to look like organizations may finally be able to achieve a comprehensive backup, recovery, and business continuity solution that actually fits your budget. Here are a few of the key innovations that you should make sure are part of your next, and hopefully last backup, disaster recovery, and/or business continuity solution:

  1. Image-Based backup capabilities – Basically, this is the ability of a backup solution to take a full “snapshot” of your server. This is critical to providing a useful backup in case of a full system failure.
  2. On-Premises Storage – You are likely not fully in the cloud yet or not planning on being 100% cloud-based any time soon, though there are certainly exceptions. Having On-Premises storage available for your backups ensures a quick recovery path.
  3. Disk-Based Solution – Sorry tape lovers!  But it’s time to put your tape to pasture if you haven’t already. Disk-based solutions have evolved quite a bit over the years and are reliable and stable enough to fully depend upon, as long as the data is being automatically copied offsite.
  4. Cloud-Based Offsite Storage – Get that data offsite and out of your environment!  Yes, you may have some security concerns, but get them addressed. This is the way of the future and one of the best ways is to ensure your data is safely out of your environment and yet readily accessible.
  5. Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Enabled – Perhaps the biggest innovation in backup technologies is that it is now cost-effective to be able to incorporate disaster recovery functionality into the backups you have to do anyway.

Seriously there are a lot of options out there when it comes to backup solutions. ETS works with a variety of solutions to best fit the needs of your business or school. Each solution has slightly different capabilities and requirements, but ultimately, there is one that might finally meet all of your needs.

ETS proudly supports and deploys backup solutions from vendors such as Veeam, Barracuda, Symantec, and Datto. In addition to backups, ETS can help you to develop your own Disaster Recovery solution. Contact us now to learn more about these solutions and how they can help your school or business finally resolve backup issues.

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