Disaster Recovery is one of the most essential strategies to prevent lost data against disasters. It includes all processes and procedures that are performed in order to prevent large failures and to avoid the consequences by keeping copies of data. With a consistent strategy, users are able to recover business-critical files and applications of their IT infrastructure ensuring business continuity and minimization of data loss.
Key uses for Disaster Recovery tools:
- Business Continuity
- Protection from natural disasters
- Protection from human error
- Protection from equipment failure
- Protection from cyber-attacks and viruses
Benefits of Disaster Recovery tools in our software
iSCSI and Fibre Channel – No access, no problem. The iSCSI and Fiber Channel technologies deny access to our products and the software is not able to copy data directly from the volumes. The only way to access data is from the client system which is actually writing data down. This seems like a disadvantage at first, yet it can be extremely useful in practice, as it allows the customers to use any backup software available, giving him the full freedom of choice.
Software independence – Specialized backup software offers great potential and options to their users that are not available in storage operating systems. Since you are able to use any software, you can utilize uniquely advantageous features, as deduplication, versioning, and management tools for single volumes, complete virtual machines or the whole system. Depending on your situation, the perfect tool can be selected.
VSS Hardware Provider – With this feature it is possible to take automatic snapshots of volumes, triggered by a Microsoft Windows service called Volume Shadow Copy Service. The storage can decrease loads on the clients by taking care of creating snapshots. Since the client decides when to perform the snapshot, the snapshot is guaranteed to be consistent. Once the snapshot is in place, a tool on the client can copy the data to a save location.
Benefits of Disaster Recovery tools with Synchronous Failover in our software
Zero-data-loss protection – Synchronous failover ensures that volumes are identical on all systems. The source server doesn’t allow changes to data until the destination server has confirmed that all volumes have been updated. Critical data is protected at the highest level, but to avoid performance constraints this technology is mostly used in local area networks (LAN).
Snapshots – A point-in-time image of any volume. With our Data Storage Software you can create multiple snapshots per logical volume. Snapshots can be used for both consistent and temporary backup, while you still have uninterrupted and complete access to the Logical Volume. Files can be recovered from previous snapshots if accidentally deleted or modified.
High Availability – A professional, highly available storage requires synchronous replication. The failover can work only if data on the secondary volumes are identical to the primary volumes, otherwise your clients will crash and downtime will be inevitable. In our software, synchronous volume replication prepares your second system to take over the services at all times and performs the failover unnoticed by your client.
Flexibility – Available for NAS, iSCSI and FC volumes. This technology is block-based and therefore available for all volume types which can be created with our software.