business continuity

Take advantage of our business continuity solution which can revive critical systems in minutes, keeping your business running.

What’s needed today is not simply backup, but intelligent business continuity.

For SMBs, data protection is no longer merely a “nice-tohave.” It is a must. There are two reasons for this. First, SMBs are more dependent on technology than ever. If they can’t access their customer, operational or supply-chain data, they can’t do business. So every minute of downtime costs them money. And if they permanently lose any data, the cost could be even higher. Second, in a market environment where customers can easily take their business elsewhere at the drop of a hat, even a relatively brief IT outage can cost an SMB relationships it may have taken years to develop. An extended period of downtime can actually put an SMB out of business. The ability to keep critical IT systems up and running regardless of a hardware failure, an extreme weather event or other contingency is thus essential.

A hybrid cloud solution like our Total Data Protection Platform safeguards business continuity for SMBs in two important ways:

  1. It ensures that all data, applications and server images are safely stored off-site. Local backups aren’t much good in the event of a building fire or extreme local weather. With a hybrid solution, those contingencies won’t threaten an SMB—because everything of business value is safely ensconced in three locations: on-premise and in two remote cloud datacenters.
  2. It allows data, applications and server images to be accessed from any failover location. Business continuity isn’t just about storing backups. It’s about spinning up failover systems as quickly as possible. With hybrid cloud backups, those failover systems can start running instantly on on-premise hardware if the problem is just a device failure. But if a real disaster strikes, hybrid cloud allows an SMB to run its critical applications off virtual machines in the cloud—which users can access from branch offices, home PCs, laptops or any other authorized systems—until such time as normal IT operations can be restored.

HYBRID CLOUD

“Hybrid cloud” in this context refers to a data protection architecture that combines on-premise and off-premise as-a-service deployment models.

The on-premise component of a hybrid cloud deployment may or may not utilize virtualization. It may also be managed remotely by an MSP, rather than by the SMB’s own IT staff. In the case of our Total Data Protection Platform, the on-premise component of the architecture behaves like local Network Attached Storage (NAS), backing up data locally— while also performing deduplication, compression, file conversion and other appropriate operations. These operations reduce consumption of on- and off-site storage resources, minimize bandwidth requirements and compress both backup and restore times.

The off-premise component of a hybrid cloud is typically provided on an as-a-service basis to the SMB, which means that the SMB does not have to bear the responsibility of managing it—and can pay for it on a subscription basis. For MSPs, the use of Datto’s cloud also eliminates operational responsibilities and provides powerful economies of scale. Also, the Datto cloud replicates customer data in multiple locations to ensure recoverability even in the event of even the most extreme local disaster

 

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