Posted By: ASK
Posted date: September 6, 2016
In: Data Backup, Data Security, Disaster Recovery, Managed IT
Backup and disaster recovery are not directly interchangeable terms; but disaster recovery is not possible without backup in the first place. We do backups because we know we have to, in case we lose the primary versions of
data and/or the systems that create and manage that data. Disaster recovery is having the tested wherewithal to get systems restored and running as quickly as possible, including the associated data.
The increasing use of virtualization has changed the way disaster recovery is carried out because, in a virtual world, a system can be recovered by duplicating images of virtual machines (VM) and recreating them elsewhere.
Virtualization changes everything and increases the number of options. First, data can be easily backed-up as part of an image of a given virtual machine (VM),
including application software, local data, settings and memory. Second, there is no
need for a physical server rebuild; the VM can be recreated in any other compatible
virtual environment. This may be spare in-house capacity or acquired from a thirdparty
cloud service provider. This means most of the costs of redundant systems
There are many different types of backup and disaster recovery solutions. So which one is
right for your network? Please contact your ASK backup expert to determine the best
solution for you at 517-999-0227 and ask for Erik Jacobsen