Much like the world in the novel and film 1984, there was a time when computing was neatly broken into three distinct monolithic empires— Microsoft, Apple and Linux. Yes, there were distinctions among different flavors of Linux, and even some old Unix variants. There were different versions of Windows to contend with. But between the three there was not much interaction. What worked in one empire, usually did not work in the others. Backup solutions reflected this reality.
Beyond breaking into distinct OS camps, the backup market was even more fragmented. There were backup solutions for databases, backup solutions for applications, backup for just data, configuration backup and on and on. How many different backup solutions could you manage? How many did you want to manage? Let’s not, for now, even discuss the cost of all of these backup solutions.
The good news is that much like that iconic hammer in Apple’s 1984 commercial, Idera’s server backup solutions have smashed through these monoliths, breaking down the borders and bringing freedom to backup solutions.
Today we live in a cross-platform world, where Windows can run on a Mac, where Microsoft’s Azure cloud runs Linux. It is not unusual to use open source databases that are owned by Oracle or so called “NoSQL” databases that run across 10’s of nodes. There is an app for everything and everything has an app. With all of this it is only logical that you should want to use just one backup solution to backup all of these.