Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

Being prepared for the worst can safeguard your business against the catastrophic results that lost data or server malfunctions can cause.

Enlisting the use of a virtual machine through Microsoft Azure to act as a location to backup data ensures this Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution can be customized to any business model. A data backup solution can operate either on-premise or in multiple Azure data centers — in Canada and around the world.

Traditional disaster recovery requires physical hardware, identical to the original, at an off-site recovery location that can take several hours to restore each system. However, Azure minimizes the time spent recovering documents, as well as the costs incurred from the procurement of new hardware and installing additional data center software.

Azure features several options to support a disaster recovery plan that works for you, including:

  • Azure Backup stores data from Windows, Windows Server, and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 that is replicated three times in separate data centers around the world.
  • Virtualization solutions by Azure Site Recovery maintains both physical and virtual desktop infrastructures and can work with on-premise Hyper-V Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager, and SQL Server installations.
  • Azure Virtual Machines can host SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups which create a replica of on-premise databases, or host third-party custom backup solutions. This actively minimizes implementation and recovery time.
  • Azure Storage can back up SQL Server 2014 databases, or for custom backup solutions.

Whether it's a power outage, communications interruptions, a catastrophic natural disaster, or equipment malfunctions that result in LANs or WANs going down, being prepared for the worst is never a waste of time.

At PCM Canada, we want to make sure your IT disaster recovery plan covers the critical your business. Our certified experts can help you establish a disaster recovery plan that encompasses a Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution which is right for you.