In business today, being readily available is critical in terms of customer confidence, brand reputation and having a competitive advantage. But the harsh reality is that cybercrime is a real thing. It’s becoming more and more prolific and the consequences are becoming more and more disastrous. And, because ± 90% of everybody’s business relies on some kind of online function, you really should be looking at building your company’s resilience by having a backup and disaster recovery plan.
Now we know that sounds quite ominous, but it’s really not that difficult, we promise. All you need to do is look at deploying Veeam from RSAWEB – a utility software that we use for backup and data replication, which can also be used as a migration tool. It can also be utilised to manage data sprawl as your organisation expands and grows.
Let’s look at how Veeam works.
It’s the Glue
As a mechanism with the ability to orchestrate backup and disaster recovery (DR) plans, Veeam is the glue that binds everything together. For example, imagine you have physical servers on-premise or hosted in a data centre and want to backup the data offsite or move to cloud. Veeam will allow you to configure and run a backup copy job with the target repository in the cloud. You could even leverage the DR functionality of Veeam and recover into the RSAWEB Virtual Data Centre [link: https://www.rsaweb.co.za/hosting/virtual-data-centre/].
Intelligent Data Management
Once installed, you will have direct access to the management console that is not only intuitive to use, but will give you control of your data end-to-end. This will enable you to manage and secure your data wherever it exists – be it on-premise, in RSAWEB’s cloud, Amazon’s cloud, in Office365 etc. As well as secure data in motion between repositories.
Automation and Testing
You can use Veeam to automate backups and replication, monitor failures and provide disaster recovery for both physical and virtual servers. This is all monitored and visible through the control panel and reporting software.
For testing purposes, Virtual Lab is a feature that allows you to deploy, from your backup repository, a virtual machine or entire environment in a virtual lab; to test data integrity and recoverability. Not having to schedule production downtime in order to test if your backups or DR plans are working is a significant benefit.
This versatile and easy-to-use software will not only pave the way to ensuring your company becomes more compliant with commercial regulations and legislation like GDPR and POPI but also less vulnerable to technical failures, data corruption and cyber threats alike.
RSAWEB and Veeam can help you deliver on your customers’ expectations of “always on” hyper available data. Our team of experts are on hand 24/7 to help you navigate your cloud journey.
Whether you simply require secure data backup or whether you require an end-to-end disaster recovery plan, we would like to help you succeed online.