Disaster Recovery

Keeping your business running and growing no matter what can be a real challenge. It requires planning to mitigate against the risk or impact of planned or unplanned disruption on staff, facilities, processes, reputation, brand, customer relationships, applications, data, IT infrastructure, and value-creating activities. more close

When we talk about the impact system failure can have on a business we usually think of loss of revenue during downtime. However, the impact is far greater than simply the inability to carry out transactions. The true effect to a business should be measured in terms of operational, financial, regulatory and legal implications.

If a business is forced to operate without its systems for a significant period of time, the day-to-day information that they are used to extracting at the touch of a button will require tedious research and manual labour. Transactions that would normally take place automatically will cease, staff will be unemployed without these systems, personnel and operating regulations will be more difficult to adhere to and subsequently the efficiency of a business will suffer and management will be faced with making vital decisions to carry the operation through the crisis.

Protecting information As the information-driven organisation evolves, the demands placed upon the data storage infrastructure become greater. Accepted wisdom indicates that the basic storage requirement for organisations double every one or two years. This is increased further as the need to take backup copies, mirrors and replicas is taken into account. As the volume of data stored increases and as the importance of information to your organisation grows, an unacceptable burden of management is created.

Should any of the fundamental functions within a business be disrupted then inevitably the lack of cash flow will prevent the company from deploying capital to keep the business running. The ultimate risk is that credit ratings suffer, shares go down, the business is unable to fulfil the legal requirements of suppliers’ contracts, customers lose faith, and significant costs can be associated with restoring servers and systems. What is required is a solution that is simple and easy to install and manage given that integration is simply so difficult and time consuming and presents the greatest challenge to the success of continuity and recovery. The more integrated the IT infrastructure application environment is, the harder it is to recover, no matter what the process. This is because so much more must be available simultaneously.

When something goes wrong, the two most important questions to answer are: * How much data can I afford to lose (Recovery Point Objective)? * How quickly must my systems be back on-line (Recovery Time Objective)?

RPO and RTO These are simply the two most critical questions to answer, and vary from business to business. The Recovery Point Objective is the amount of data loss the application and business can sustain. Vaulting is archived data on tape and tends to be days old. Backup can restore from disk and is therefore quicker and the loss of data is only hours old. Replication is usually almost continuous so the loss of data is minimal. Recovery Time Objective is the length of time it takes to get the application back on line. Restoring from tape can be time consuming: tapes need to be returned from off-site locations and tape restores take longer than disk. Clustering keeps applications available almost continuously; enabling return to business in seconds.

Symantec Backup Exec delivers reliable backup and recovery. It can protect more data and systems as well as reducing storage costs and improving backup performance through integrated deduplication and archiving technology.

If backup is purely for disaster recovery, you can take advantage of automated policy capabilities to delete backups that are no longer required based on age. Reduce business downtime with technology designed to recover critical Microsoft applications and VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments, and restore an entire application or down to a granular email or individual file/folder. You can easily meet your recovery point objectives with continuous data protection technology and easily manage both Windows and non-Windows systems through a single console.

Can you recover systems quickly in the event of a disaster?

Backup Exec 2012 Enterprise Server Option
The new Enterprise Server Option combines the management capabilities of the Central Administration Server Option (CASO) together with the storage management expansion capabilities of Advanced Disk Based Option (ADBO) and SAN Storage Option (SSO). more

Symantec System Recovery 2011 Server Edition
Symantec System Recovery 2011 combines the speed and reliability of disk-based, bare-metal Windows System Recovery with revolutionary technologies for hardware-independent restoration and lights-out operation. The result is unparalleled freedom to restore systems anytime, from anywhere, to virtually any device without affecting the performance of the Windows systems. more

Symantec System Recovery 2011 Desktop Edition
A reliable system recovery solution designed to quickly recover failed Windows-based desktop PCs and remote laptop systems back to an operative state. more

Is your financial data protected against loss?

Microsoft SQL Server:
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Applications and Databases

Continuous, granular protection of 32-bit and 64-bit SQL systems down to the individual database or file group. more

Oracle on Windows and Linux Servers:
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Applications and Databases

Integrated non-disruptive data protection for Oracle 11g, 10g, and 9i databases. more

Microsoft SharePoint:
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Applications and Databases

Support for all versions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server as well as Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. more

Symantec Enterprise Vault:
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Applications and Databases

Integrated backup protection for Symantec Enterprise Vault archives. more

Lotus Domino Server:
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Applications and Databases

Data protection of vital Lotus Domino 7.x, 8 and 8.5 messaging and collaboration databases. more

Do you have a single integrated Disaster Recovery process for all your data?

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Media Server License
Reliable Windows server backup and recovery that protects more data, while reducing your storage and management costs through integrated deduplication and archiving technology. more

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