Are your backups sufficient? what kind of downtime will you experience due to a data loss? how much money will it cost you to get back online?
Backups have been on my mind A LOT lately. I recently did a disaster cost analysis for one of our commercial clients. I took a look at what kind of backups they currently have, and estimated the amount of downtime and financial losses they could expect. The results are enough to keep an IT manager up at night.
These days file level backups just aren't going to cut it for a business network. You've got your physical server, your virtual machines. Your various expensive software and painstakingly configured systems. You could lose it all because of hardware failure, acts of nature and many other reasons. If you are only backing up at the file level , you will need to spend many hours (and many dollars) re-configuring , installing and setting everything back up from scratch and then you can copy your files back over from your backup, and scratch your head and say "THIS BACKUP IS USELESS!"
The point is, THERE IS A BETTER WAY! C4 Computer Consulting is a Veeam Backup & Replication PRO Partner. Veeam is the best backup solution out there for many many reasons that I won't get into right now, but what veeam allows you to do is to create full images of your devices , services, and virtual machines. You can quickly and easily replicate a server, and have that image ready in a matter of mins in case of disaster.
"A simple plan to backup their data... turned into a RAGING NIGHTMARE..."
Don't be that guy that lost his company tens of thousands of dollars because he didn't have adequate backups. We can help.
Stay tuned for more posts coming soon in regards to Veeam Backup and Replication. I am currently working on a very cool project, we are building a rack mount backup server with dual 6 core XEON CPUs, 72GB of RAM (CACHING BABY!) and Seagate IRONWOLF SSDs, with RAID1 (drive mirroring) and we have also recently designed our own C4 Network backup boxes that use the magical self healing ZFS file system as well... that a few lucky clients are already beta testing, and of course we will have lots of very cool stuff to share as things progress. I plan to begin documenting interesting projects that we do from time to time, and posting them on the sad blog page on our website as well here on the good ole FB. Thanks for reading! -TV