Availability gap a threat to businesses

August 25th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


It’s no longer unusual for customers or employees to need information and services to be available around the clock. Even at 2 am, there’ll be someone who’s wanting to shop online, update their insurance details or log in to finish some work while they’re travelling in a distant time zone. The always-on business needs constant, reliable data availability. Unfortunately, conventional backup methods haven’t kept up. Solutions that are affordable offer recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTPOs) measured on hours or even days, which isn’t good enough anymore. The solution lies in the fact that most businesses are now operating virtualised data centres. Virtualisation technology has enabled a completely new approach to data protection, as it is now possible to treat an entire server as just another file that can be copied, compressed, encrypted and sent across a network. Veeam’s built-in WAN acceleration technology also means it’s much easier and more cost-effective to send backups offsite.

Contact Lauren Booth, Veeam Software, Tel 011 575-0208, lauren.booth@veeam.com

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