4 Business Continuity Features You Can't Live Without

4 Business Continuity Features You Can't Live Without

By Chris Brunau

A successful business continuity offering has to be diverse and offer some specific features to keep business running and keep their data protected.

No surprise that research by analyst firm ESG shows that improving data backup and recovery is a top IT priority, year after year.

Organizations of all sizes continue to struggle with data protection and business continuity, in part due to the inadequacy of legacy backup tools and in part due to the constantly evolving and growing production resources that demand better protection and more agile restores.

Providing true business continuity means going beyond traditional backup. By reducing downtime, understanding your backups, guaranteeing your data is ready for recovery, or file sync & share, a total data protection package is necessary. Through four features like virtualization, backup verification, backup insights and flexibility; you’ll be sure you’re in good hands.

Instant Virtualization
Instant virtualization allows backups to be virtualized locally or remotely on the secure cloud in a matter of seconds. The web interface allows for configuration of the CPU and memory resources. Network resourced can also be configured, allowing for changes without restarting the virtual machine.

Backup Verification
As we’ve mentioned numerous times, what good is a backup without concrete proof it was successful? With antiquated backup technology like tape, you have no verification or guarantee of success until you attempt to recover that information. On the opposite of the spectrum, you have screenshot verification and alerts, you’ll be guaranteed you have a successful backup, immediately.

Backup Insights
Insights allow you to understand your data. You’ll be able to see what has been created, modified, or even deleted between backup points. It can recover files and applications directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided.

To offer successful and appropriate business continuity solutions, offering a flexible architecture is incredibly important. Through multiple offerings, you can meet the needs of different sizes and types of businesses. You can also extend your protection from a local, physical device to the offsite and secure cloud.

With a proper business continuity solution, you have all your bases covered, according to Lab Results from ESG. Their testing was “focused on the overall flexibility the solution provides for deployment and administration as well as its ability to provide a business with the peace of mind that its data is recoverable and usable.”

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