Be Ready for Windows Backup and Restore In Any Situation
By Andrew Burton
What is Windows Backup and Restore?
Windows backup and restore is a crucial capability. It allows Windows-based PCs and servers to fully recover their data and software programs after a cyber attack, accidental deletion, or system failure. Backup and restore tools can help to recover both local and cloud-based data and applications.
How to protect Windows PC and server data?
Nothing grinds business to a halt quicker than desktop computer failure.
Protecting IT systems and the data within is a top priority for any business. Small and medium sized businesses have an ever increasing reliance on IT. Although most people know it's important to backup data very few consider how to recover. This is where Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) comes into play.
Managed servers providers (MSP) that provide a BCDR service are able to protect and recover data to ensure that downtime is minimal.
Whether your clients need Windows 10 backup, or Windows backup for legacy systems, expectations are for their MSP to go above and beyond. Datto works with MSPs to provide solutions that give MSPs the flexibility to fully cover their clients’ Windows systems. This ensures fast data recovery and business continuity via a comprehensive solution set.
With Datto’s comprehensive BCDR solutions, MSPs can ensure that client data is protected from data loss and ransomware no matter where it lives. Datto SIRIS was created specifically for server environments, while Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs keeps PC-based systems covered with a pure, image-based backup solution.
Go beyond backup with Datto - Flexible data protection for Windows machines
Datto SIRIS is a reliable, all-in-one BCDR solution built for managed service providers to prevent data loss and minimise downtime for their clients’ servers.
But Windows backup is just the start, SIRIS also protects Linux environments.
Rapidly recover from Windows Backups with Datto SIRIS
In Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware report 91% of MSPs reported ransomware attacks on Windows PCs and 76% on Windows servers. This shows the scale of the threat that ransomware poses to businesses.
However, Ransomware is no match for Datto SIRIS. All backups are scanned automatically for ransomware and mounted to ensure they are available to restore. If your clients suffer a ransomware attack, simply “turn back the clock” to a snapshot taken before it happened.
When it comes to recovery time, this is where Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) shows its real value.
Datto Instant Virtualisation enables MSP’s to restore their clients’ business within seconds from their local device, or using Datto’s powerful cloud. While a complete system image runs through a virtual machine, regular backups continue. Meaning that you can allow your clients to continue to function and then roll back to production when needed.
In the event that the source machine is lost, Datto SIRIS also provides the option for a bare metal recovery onto new hardware or a virtual destination. With backups scheduled as often as every five minutes, you can relax knowing that your data is safe. All backups are tested and validated to ensure that they are in full working order. Datto even takes it a step further and scans for ransomware to ensure your data is safe and secure.
Protect employee data with Windows Cloud Backups
With the sharp rise in remote workforces, MSPs and their clients are looking for appliance-free Windows backup and restore options. Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs is a pure, image-based backup solution, with no need to procure or manage additional hardware.
Datto Cloud Continuity is a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution for both desktops and laptops running Windows. It provides automated backup of employees’ PCs directly to the Datto Cloud, so their PC is being protected no matter where they work.
If files or folders are corrupted or accidentally lost or deleted, Cloud Continuity provides for an easy restore directly to an employee’s PC. In the event of a PC loss or failure, getting a new device up and running for them is equally fast and easy. Not only does Cloud Continuity restore files and folders, but also all their applications and original system configuration. If you need to carry out a bare metal restore a new PC will be ready to go.
Benefits of Datto Continuity Solutions
- Comprehensive business continuity capabilities
- Flexible deployment for every scenario
- Options to fit large enterprises or small businesses
- Prevent data loss
- Minimise downtime due to data loss or theft, ransomware attack, or disaster
- Local Windows desktop backup and restore, and cloud-to-cloud platforms available
- 24x7x365 direct-to-tech support
How Do I Get Started with Datto Continuity?
As an MSP we know that you need technology solutions that you can rely on. For highly flexible Windows backup and restore capabilities, look to Datto: SIRIS, ALTO and Cloud Continuity for PCs. Datto’s team of solutions engineers are ready to demonstrate our Windows backup and restore tools at a level that suits you, at a time that suits you.
Which Systems Can You Protect?
Datto’s Windows backup and restore solutions are able to protect Windows 10 and Windows legacy platforms. Many Datto solutions also protect Linux systems.
With our Datto Windows agents we can back up all major windows operating systems from XP SP3 onwards. For Linux we are limited to 64-bit operating systems only, focusing primarily on CentOS and Ubuntu. To ensure that all backups are working properly we alway suggest that all systems are fully patched.