3-2-1….Is My Cloud Backup Recoverable?

Posted on August 31, 2016 in VMWare Backup, Veeam Offsite Backup

Does your business have a backup plan for its backed up files? 

According to recent international research by Security Week, data loss at the enterprise level has increased more than 400 percent over the last two years, and the threat continues to climb. And when it comes to data breaches, IT Web predicts that the total cost will be more than $2.1 trillion by 2019. 

Data Backup Options

Despite massive investments in data centers, businesses are grappling with exponential data growth; end users are losing data and are finding they can’t access data when they need it. What’s more, legacy back-up systems have gaps and dependability issues. Depending on internal hard disk drives or removable storage media can make your business too vulnerable to corruption, malware, theft and loss. It is essential that businesses of all sizes establish clearly defined backup policies for data protection that can be followed by IT and business stakeholders.

The always-on businesses of today require that your data is available to you 24/7/365.  You need to ensure data recoverability in the event of accidental data deletion, corrupted information or some kind of a system outage. Your business and those it serves must be assured that your data is protected to mitigate any costly downtime. To meet these demands, many businesses are modernizing their data centers with virtualization, storage and cloud technologies.

The 3-2-1 Approach

Cloud backup is great, but how do you know you will be able to recover your data? Just because your data is backed up to the cloud, it doesn’t guarantee that your system is fully recoverable. When determining the best dependable and recoverable backup system, you should ask: 

  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will it take?
  • How does it work?
  • What is the recovery process is?
  • How often have you tested your backup system?
  • Can someone document that it’s backed up?
  • Is it in a readable format?
  • Do you know how to get the data back into your main system?

Veeam Extreme: The Cloud Connect Solution

EDSI recommends the 3-2-1 approach as a good place to start. You should plan to keep three copies of your data, stored on two types of media with one copy in a remote location. Yet, for many businesses, getting backups offsite can be challenging because of limited bandwidth, data volumes and lack of resources.

One solution is EDSI Veeam Extreme—an offsite solution that guarantees fully recoverable backups. Veeam “Cloud Connect” doesn’t require that your company invest heavily in a second site or additional bandwidth. Veeam Cloud Connect makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud. Should a disaster occur, your backup is backed up through Cloud Connect. With Veeam Cloud Connect, there is no need to own the second site, so you avoid incur the capital expenses it would take to build and maintain an additional center. For companies already utilizing Veeam backup services, this solution offers a simple solution to send data offsite easily and in a secure manner.

Recoverable Cloud Backup

Veeam delivers powerful and reliable features and functionality to help you avoid the risk of catastrophic loss. With Veeam Cloud Connect, you get:

  • High-speed recovery
  • Data loss avoidance
  • Verified recoverability
  • Leveraged data
  • Complete visibility
  • Seamless connection with Veeam user interfaces, workflows and data collection

You should have total confidence that your data will be available to you at all times. Data backup and DR solutions should work together to protect your data and ensure business continuity in the event of an attack, natural disaster or other threat. To learn more about Veeam backup and recovery solutions from EDSI, please fill out the form below, or call us at866.302.EDSI (866.302.3374).

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