Backup & Disaster Recovery

Is Your Data Secure? Can You Afford to Take a Chance?

Is your data secure?  Would it survive a disaster?  Can you afford to take a chance?


Watch a short video below examining some of the key reasons why Data Backup and Disaster Recovery has become a huge importance in this day and age of technology.


Any seasoned IT person will tell you, there are two types of customers - those that have lost data and those that will.  The only question is when.  With IS&T's BDR solution, you can have peace of mind knowing all of your data is continuously archived, redundant, and ready to restore at a moment's notice, even after a major disaster.
 

Don't Underestimate the Importance of your Data
 

Your company's data is one of its most valuable assets.
 
Over 80% of businesses don't have a reliable backup solution.  That means 80% of all businesses aren't protecting one of their most valuable assets - their data.  Think about it, your company's data is the culmination of your entire staff's work over the years.  The cost of restoring data on a malfunctioning hard drive is astronomical and never guaranteed (hey, when it's broke, it's broke!).  We've all heard the horror stories; but ask yourself, how secure are your backups?
 
Regardless of your type of business, your data is vital. You have invaluable, irreplaceable information to which you need access at any given moment; information that is constantly being changed and updated.
 

Not just backup... this is Business Disaster Recovery
 

Sleep well at night knowing your data is ALWAYS safe.
 
Often, business owners are well aware of the fundamental necessity of data backup. If you've suffered from data loss, then you already know its value. Whether you use the old antiquated tape drives to regularly backup your server, or another type of external storage, or maybe you use an online service like Mozy or Carbonite and think that works...and worse yet, do you backup to a portable drive and "take it home sometimes"?  If any of this sounds like you...then you know that the costs of the backup device are well worth it, tenfold. However, data loss still amounts to massive downtime as you wait for the backup to be restored. Wouldn't you rather it only took minutes away from your productivity, instead of hours or days?
 
Our bullet-proof system not only backs up your data as low as every five minutes, but in the event of a server malfunction, it can assume the role of that server, while still performing incremental backups (virtualized server that is the server that failed). This means your network is still up while your server is being fixed and parts are being ordered. Don't think of it as merely a data backup solution, but as a complete fail-safe disaster recovery soluiton for your servers. We call it the Backup/Disaster Recovery Device (BDR).  When your server is repaired or replaced, regardless of the new hardware, the BDR Device can perform a bare metal install to make your infrastructure in-house redundant once again.
 
To ensure that your data is protected in any disaster, the BDR encrypts and archives your data at our two off-site data centers (one on the East Coast, one on the West Coast) incrementally. This is the ultimate, iron-clad solution for data backup and disaster recovery!  Your files are always accessible at a moment's notice, and can be restored easily.

Check out this video for more:
 


Product Features


Hardware Upgrades

Hardware Upgrades

IS&T BDR devices now come standard with Solid State OS Drives for improved speed and reliability, Hot-Swappable Drive Bays for easy scalability, and RAID for added redundancy.


Instant Virtualization On-Site and Off-Site

Instant Virtualization On-Site and Off-Site

Backups can be virtualized locally to the BDR device or to the secure IS&T cloud, instantly, with the click of a button. This unique feature is a key component to intelligent business continuity. Should a local disaster occur, business can continue as usual in the IS&T cloud.
 

Multiple Appliance Platforms

Multiple Appliance Platforms

IS&T BDR's now support VMware as an appliance platform. Our Intelligent Business Continuity solution can now be purchased as a virtual appliance on virtual infrastructure in addition to our physical hardware.


Image-Based Backup

Image-Based Backup

Using image-based backup allows the BDR to take an image (ie: picture) of an entire system, not simply individual files or applications. This contributes to a superior Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and the ability to boot virtual machines. Image-based backup is an integral component of Intelligent Business Continuity.
 

Encryption

Encryption

All data is protected by AES 256 encryption both in transit and in the cloud. Additionally, users have the option to encrypt data locally, and pass phrases can be specified per appliance or per protected machine to meet compliance regulations.


Centralized Management

Centralized Management

Power is nothing without control, and the IS&T BDR offers a meticulously refined toolkit for device and account management. A single pane of glass is used to configure devices, schedule backup reports, monitor off-site amounts, set up alerts and more.


Advanced Deduplication and Compression

Advanced Deduplication and Compression

All data sent off-site is compressed using LZMA2 compression to ensure maximum efficiency and provide a stellar user experience even in low bandwidth and high network traffic environments.


eDiscovery Software

eDiscovery Software

eDiscovery gives IS&T BDR users the ability to perform granular recoveries from Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Powered by Ontrack® PowerControls™ from industry leader Kroll Ontrack, eDiscovery makes it easy to search documents, emails and attachments by keyword and restore exactly what you need.


ShadowSnap™

ShadowSnap™

IS&T BDRs utilize the image-based ShadowSnap™ agent, developed in conjunction with StorageCraft. ShadowSnap is based on the premise of dual backup engines: application-aware VSS by default, with the engine as a safety net. ShadowSnap is particularly useful in performing bare metal restores as it supports dissimilar hardware.


AgentSync™

AgentSync™

AgentSync is the IS&T BDRs proprietary technology for quickly and efficiently transferring files to and from the cloud. It allows users to prioritize server backup order, pipeline recovery points, and set up multiple agents to sync off-site simultaneously. This provides greater data integrity, reduces network traffic, and keeps off-site backups up to date.


Broad Operating System Support

Broad Operating System Support

IS&T BDR supports Microsoft Windows operating systems for almost any Windows PC or server that is still production today. Support currently ranges from Windows 2000 to Windows 8 and Server 2012. Granular recovery is also available for Exchange and Sharepoint servers.
 

Bare Metal Restore

Bare Metal Restore

Restore full machines quickly and efficiently through our USB Bare Metal Restore process. Go from physical machines to virtual (P2V) or vice versa with our unique dissimilar hardware tool that allows for maximum flexibility when restoring. No drives or cables needed as the system can run completely over the user’s network. IS&T BDR uses the latest networking technology to increase speed and performance.