Issue No. 27October 2014

Intelligent Business Continuity

Business continuity is the ability to keep daily operations running-even in the midst of a natural, man-made or technological disaster. It’s not just about data backup; it’s a holistic practice that evaluates the accessibility of your backup data, the ability to perform timely data restorations, and takes into account all of the potential obstacles you might encounter in the process of data recovery.

Traditional backup methods involving tape media, removable hard disk and simple NAS devices are no longer sufficient. They require regular human intervention and do not support the advanced capabilities found in modern backup solutions.  Technological innovations have set a new solution standard: Intelligent Business Continuity, going beyond data protection; delivering automated assurance, continuous protection, secured storage, and instant recovery.

The recovery time objective (RTO) is the targeted duration of time and a service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster. In order to minimize downtime and hit the organization’s RTO, a business continuity plan must incorporate a comprehensive backup strategy that protects entire servers and optionally, user workstations. This is best achieved through full system image snapshots that include all data, applications and the operating system.

When an organization has access to all of its data and can quickly restore an entire server in the case of a critical failure, it has a business continuity plan that provides a competitive edge, protecting your customers and providing shareholder value – no matter what the disaster. Talk to KTS about implementing a backup solution that is the best fit for your company.

If you have questions regarding your current backup, please contact our Support Desk.


Traditional Backup vs. Intelligent Business Continuity

If you are unfamiliar with the many changes to the Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) software landscape you may not be aware to what extent modern Business Continuity Systems are able to trump the traditional methods of data backup. The old way involved a basic file copy to some form of external media, be it tape, disk, or NAS (Network Attached Storage). These required regular media changes, had limited backup features, slow RTO and minimal support for monitoring and alerting about a problem.

Technological innovations have set a new standard: Intelligent Business Continuity, which goes beyond data protection; delivering automated assurance, continuous protection, secured storage, and instant recovery. See the table below for a feature comparison chart:

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If you have questions regarding your current backup state, please contact our Support Desk.