When evaluating Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions for your organization, there are 5 questions that you can ask to quickly determine if the proposed solution is a good fit for your environment.
1. Do you provide a hybrid cloud backup solution?
A hybrid cloud backup solution is optimal to achieve intelligent business continuity, as it encapsulates the best of the private and public models to form a feature rich, highly efficient, and affordable system.
2. Can you provide instant local virtualization?
Downtime costs you money. Being down for hours is simply unacceptable. Current BDR solutions should allow you to have servers booting instantly locally so that client services can be restored and back in the right place in a matter of minutes.
3. Can you provide proof of backup?
What proof do you have of successful data backup? Your BDR vendor should be able to provide screenshot verification.
4. Do you virtualize off-site?
It’s imperative to have the peace of mind that your critical business infrastructure can be brought online quickly in the cloud. This allows continuous uptime.
5. Do you have multiple data centers, in geographically diverse locations?
This is important for three reasons. First, it ensures that even if data is removed locally, there is a secure copy off-site that can be restored. Second, it saves money because your local device capacity does not have to cover your entire backup repository. And third, in case of a regionalized disaster, at least one data center location must not be affected.