Backup & Recovery/Business Continuity

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Cyber Resilience For Business Continuity

    Ten years ago, you didn’t see state actors attacking [small businesses]. But it’s happening now, warns George Anderson, product marketing director at Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText companies.

WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Data Breach Response Planning Guide

    The same things that make you valuable to your client as a managed service provider make you a target for a security breach. Your expertise in storing, accessing and maintaining sensitive information draws the attention of cybercriminals. Your connections to multiple platforms, vendors and clients are enticing for bad actors looking for one-stop shops for their own black market supplies: credit card information, social security numbers, personal information, internal contacts and other sensitive information.

  • Carbonite Endpoint Encryption: An In-Depth Look At The Encryption Technology Behind Our Premium Endpoint Backup Solution

    As one of our core pillars, addressing the end-to-end security and privacy of data is a primary requirement of Carbonite Endpoint. By utilizing our automated key management and encryption technology in conjunction with our unique data deduplication, both efficiency of data deduplication and security of data can be accomplished. This document describes the end-to-end encryption process and encryption key life cycle management.

BDR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • Carbonite Availability

    Carbonite Availability enables IT organizations to maintain the highest availability of their Windows and Linux servers. Continuous, byte-level replication maintains a secondary copy without taxing the primary system or network bandwidth.

  • Carbonite Recover

    Ensure higher levels of uptime for top-tier systems with push-button cloud failover.

  • Carbonite Server

    All businesses need a straightforward, comprehensive backup and recovery solution that keeps data secure, minimizes downtime and protects company operations. Carbonite Server is a simple, all-in-one, server backup and recovery solution for physical, virtual and legacy systems. 

  • Carbonite Migrate

    Support customers with simple and seamless hardware upgrades, virtualization, switching hypervisors, and moving to, from and between clouds.

ABOUT BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY

Backup & disaster recovery (BDR) includes cloud backup, hybrid storage, recovery software, local storage, managed services, and more.

A backup is a copy or archive of computer data that can be used to restore the original data if lost. Backups are also used to restore data from an earlier time. They are a simple form of disaster recovery and should be a part of a disaster recovery plan however; a disaster recovery plan should never be just backups alone. Backups can often require significant amounts of data storage space and can be complicated to maintain and organize. Many different methods have been developed to optimize backup procedures, including ways to deal with open files, live data, encryption, compression, and de-duplication. Backup solutions should also include dry runs in order to verify the reliability of the data in the backup.

Disaster recovery is a set of rules, policies, processes, and procedures that organizations set up and follow in order to maintain a running technical infrastructure in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. A subset of business continuity, disaster recovery deals specifically with the IT or technological systems of a business.

Many companies choose managed backup & disaster recovery services, where a vendor provides automatic backups or backup services via on-premise hardware and/or cloud storage along with the necessary software and support.

Common strategies for data protection include backups made to tape and sent off-site, backups made to disk on-site and copied or made directly to disks off-site, data replication to off-site locations, hybrid cloud solutions that replicate data to on-site appliances and off-site data centers, and high availability systems which replicate data and systems off-site and enable continuous access even after a disaster.