About Data Disaster and Recovery

Data backup and disaster recovery (DR) are two very important and functionally different components of any layered IT security strategy. It’s important to understand the two terms and how they work together. Having a backup strategy is not the same as having a DR strategy. In basic terms, a backup is having a copy of your data, while DR is the strategy to recover your essential IT environment in the event that it is compromised. If you don’t know the difference your business could end up paying a heavy price.

Data backup is the act of storing a copy of files or data to a separate storage location so that in the event those files are lost or damaged, they can be restored. Disaster recovery is the act of restoring those files and data.

Why Disaster Recovery?

Disaster Recovery allows you to rebuild and run your entire IT system until your primary environment is back working. Ultimately it gives you the perfect response when you hear the words “all systems down.” DR solutions can take many forms, ranging from restoring systems from backups to a system that automatically takes over when the primary system is lost. Data loss can occur for a number of reasons, including:
  • Hardware failure
  • Software bug
  • Human error
  • Natural disaster

Why Disaster Recovery and Backup With Arsenal?

Arsenal backup solution features a simplified and continuous disaster recovery service. You can choose to have your clients’ data continuously backed up and updated even as changes are made to the original file. That way, when it’s time to restore from backup, your client can do so knowing their most up-to-date information will be available.

Backup & Recovery features include:

  • Bare metal disaster recovery - Use a bootable USB drive to recover full systems from bare metal quickly and easily.
  • Data archiving - Archive data and files (and maintain data storage regulatory compliance) with hybrid cloud data archiving feature.
  • Secure Data Storage - We encrypt your files and data with either AES 128-bit, AES 256-bit or 448-bit Blowfish encryption.
  • Virtual Disaster Recovery - Recovering a physical or virtual server to a virtual machine, including VMware, Hyper-V, Azure and Amazon virtual machines.

When Disaster Recovery is required?

  • For testing – a good DR provider will provide you with a virtual private cloud where your testing won’t affect your live environment.
  • For hosting applications and services during planned maintenance or migration
  • In the event of a data loss where you don’t want to send huge volumes of data back to your primary data centre
  • For providing an all-in-one backup and DR solution