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SysVault Backup & Disaster Recovery with Standby Server Features...


This unique solution replaces management intensive, error-prone tape backups while providing much more…starting with peace of mind. With its fast virtualization capabilities, the SysVault appliance can be configured to function as a temporary replacement server if needed.


Protect Valuable Informational Assets & Keep Downtime To A Minimum


SysVault is a comprehensive Backup and Disaster Recovery solution (BDR) for Windows servers. This reasonably priced, all-encompassing solution for small-to-midsize businesses provides:

• Very frequent backups (as frequent as every 15 minutes) with an onsite NAS Device.
• Seamless, daily off-site data storage at two highly available, highly secure data centers on the mainland.
• Easy restoration – remotely done by our engineers.
• All restores - individual files, file folders, email messages, and Exchange mailboxes can be restored by our engineers.
• The ability to restore downed servers in less than 30 minutes!
• Includes built-in virtualization software making it a stand-by server.
• Capable of doing bare metal restores to dissimilar hardware.
• In the event of catastrophe, a new NAS will be imaged at our colocation facility and sent out to you next-day air.
• For security purposes, your data will never be hosted, only encrypted and stored at our colocation facilities.
• Low cost


SysVault vs. Tape


Though tape backup is common, it’s far from being an ideal BDR solution. Analysts have said that over half of tape backups fail, so chances are that if you need to restore from tape, you’ll be out of luck. But assuming all goes well with tape backup, how does it compare with the SysVault appliance?

 

BDR device Tape vs. SysVault
Backup
Window
A significant backup window is required to complete a full backup -- time lost for access to vital systems and information.   There is no backup window... your critical business systems remain up and running.
Recovery
Point
Systems are typically backed up every 24 hours. Are you ready to lose a day's worth of work?   Data snapshots take place every 15 minutes... about the same length of time as a coffee break.
Recovery
Time
There's nothing automatic about restoring with tape. The process is time-consuming and labor intensive.   Recovery is as simple as pushing a few buttons (or clicking a mouse). Systems are restored in less than a half hour.



What Happens If My Server Crashes?


Now let’s look at how our solution keeps your business running if, for instance, an e-mail server goes down.

Because the device takes snap shots every 15 minutes, administrators can choose a point in time shortly before the problem occurred and with just a few clicks of the mouse, this appliance can be activated as a virtual server to keep business processes up and running while we diagnose the problem and plan a course of action for the down email server.

In the event of a catastrophic server failure, our business continuity solution also includes a boot CD that allows us to perform a bare metal restore on new hardware in a fraction of the time of a typical server rebuild. And, a SysVault restoration can eliminate the hardware abstraction layer during the restore process so that the new drivers can be loaded on the server replacement, no matter which server brand is used — giving you speedy recovery options in times of crisis.




Recovery after a Catastrophe


If a disaster results in you losing your entire office — servers and on-site NAS included — you order a newly imaged NAS with the most current backup - normally the last daily that was done, to be shipped out via next business-day air transportation to a location of your choice. If such an event occurs, we will not host the data at the colocation facility. Depending on the SysVault model used, multiple servers can be virtualized on one appliance even as the appliance continues to perform backups of other servers.



Off-Site Storage Facility


For additional protection in the event of a complete disaster, data is securely transferred to an off-site colocation facility on a daily basis. Then, in event of such an occurrence, you will receive a new NAS device imaged with your latest data. The storage facilities are two XO high-availability data centers on the U.S. mainland. They provide:

• Backup images stored at the data centers on a Storage Area Network (SAN) at the primary facility, then replicated to the secondary facility
• Connectivity provided by multiple providers with automatic failover capabilities
• Facilities provide two fiber optic network drops for our backbone
• Full physical security at each facility including security cameras and key card access
• Network is secured with high-end redundant, automatic failover firewalls
• Fire suppression and environmental control provided
• Automatic back-up power provided with on-site generators


The Technology

This new NAS-based technology performs data backup at the block level where the actual digital 1s and 0s are captured from the hard drive — essentially eliminating failures related to open files.

What is NAS?

A Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device is essentially a self-contained computer connected to a network, with the sole purpose of supplying storage services to other devices on the network.