What It Does & How It Works…
With its fast virtualization capabilities, our NAS device can be configured to function as a standby server if needed. This unique device also can replace management intensive, error-prone tape backup while providing much more…starting with peace of mind.
Protect Valuable Informational Assets & Keep Downtime To A Minimum
Our NAS device is a comprehensive Backup and Disaster Recovery solution (BDR) for Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers. This reasonably priced, all encompassing solution for small-to-midsize businesses provides:
- Standby server capabilities
- Very frequent backups
- Multiple restore points
- Seamless off-site data storage
- Advanced restoration options (file-and folder-level restorations) with Exchange messages and mailbox recovery
- Bare metal restorations to dissimilar hardware
Tape vs. NAS Device
Though tape backup is common, it’s far from being an ideal BDR solution. Analysts have said that over half of tape backups fail, so chances are that if you need to restore from tape, you’ll be out of luck. But assuming al goes well with tape backup, how does it compare with our NAS device?
What Happens If My Server Crashes?
Now let’s look at how our solution keeps your business running if, for instance, an e-mail server goes down.
Because the device takes snapshots every 15 minutes, administration can choose a point in time shortly before the problem occurred and with just a few clicks of the mouse, this appliance allows you to activate it as a virtual server to keep business processes up and running while we diagnose the problem and plan a course of action for the down email server.
In the event of a catastrophic server failure, our business continuity solution also includes a boot CD that allows us to perform a bare metal restore on new hardware in a fractin of the time of a typical server rebuild. And, this NAS device will allow you to eliminate the hardware abstraction layer during the restore process so that the new drivers can be loaded on the server replacement, no matter which server brand is used – giving you speedy recovery options in times of crisis.
For additional protection in the event of a complete disaster, data is securely transferred to an off-site co-location facility with each backup. Then, in event of such an occurrence, you will receive new NAS device imaged with your latest data.
The storage facilities, two XO high-availability data centers in Phoenix and Baltimore, provide:
- Highly redundant storage with backup images stored at the data centers on a Storage Area Network (SAN) at the primary facility, then replicated to the secondary facility
- Connectivity provided by multiple providers with automatic failover capabilities
- Facilities provide two fiber optic network drops for our backbone
- Full physical security at each facility including security cameras, key card and biometric access
- Network is secured with high-end redundant, automatic failover firewalls
- Fire suppression and environmental control provided
- Automatic backup power provided by on-site generators
- Verification tests to point out any data corruption.