Business Continuity HA\Backup

It is a mistake to think of backup and disaster recovery as a product.

E.G. “My environment is safe because we are using ____________.” 

At ServIT, we are tool-agnostic.

We are OPTIMIZED for Recovery!

Disaster Recovery
is an intricate blend of…

  Tools

People

Process

Equipment

On-site & Off-site

WE are here to… demystify the how and why of deploying a successful business continuity and disaster recovery strategy

  • WE are never going to try to sell you on the idea that you need a solid backup strategy in your IT ecosystem –
    YOU already know that.
  • WE aren’t here to tell you all the things that can force you into a recovery posture –
    YOU already know about equipment and facility-level events, malware, and ransomware.
    YOU probably already know that over 70% of incidents requiring recovery involve human error.
  • WE have an entire team that does nothing but keep your backup environment in a state of readiness.
  • WE can help you determine the proper backup strategy for each type of scenario you have in your environment.
  • WE test restore-points and ensure you are ready when the time comes to act.
  • WE have facilities and equipment standing ready to get you back into production with minimal disruption to
    business-as-usual.

Definitions that MATTER

Recovery Time Objective

How long can you afford to be down?

Simply stated, this is how long it will take before you are in a recovered posture in your environment. Knowing how quickly you need to recover will dictate the preparations you need to implement. The goal here is the avoidance of transmission bottlenecks and ensuring target-equipment is standing ready to receive the restore data.

Recovery Point Objective

How much data can you afford to lose?

The recovery point might be thought of as the “last good backup”. This is the amount of data that is at risk of loss in the event of a catastrophic failure.  The RPO will become a function of how frequently you backup your data.

Backup Types

Backup Methods

File Level

File-level backups are just that – they are a copy of the files on your computer, server, etc. File-level backups rarely protect the operating environment (O/S, Machine Configuration, etc.)

Image Level

An image-level backup is a snapshot of the entirety of the protected device – machine configuration, operating environment, files, etc.

Full Backup

This is the most basic backup operation. It is a copy of source data to a secondary media – tape, disk, DVD, etc.

Incremental Backup

Unlike the full backup, this is a copy operation of only that data which has changed since the last backup. Incremental backups are smaller in size that full, as a result they complete faster and require less media to store the backup.