The Big Three: Components of "High-Performance" Backups

Posted by Ben Barker on Feb 25, 2015 6:30:00 AM

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When it comes to backing up your data, you need to be sure that you're choosing the right solution. Your backup solution has to be fast, reliable and efficient in order to keep you data fully protected and your business fully operational. 

But how do you know if you're making the right choice?

"The Big Three" was created to convey the expertise of our industry-leading R1Soft team in short, digestible bites. With each installment, you'll be able to walk away with a few helpful pieces of information that you can apply to your current business practices.

Today's Big Three comes from R1Soft Product Director, Ben Thomas. In this short video, Ben discusses the specific components of backup solutions that allow for "high-performance" backups and why they're crucial when it comes to protecting your data. 

 

Just to recap; a "high-performance" backup is a backup that....

 

Doesn't tax your servers

Adding a new backup system to an already loaded server can be a nightmare. Suddenly, your servers are becoming weighed down and are no longer as efficient due to the fact that running full backups causes a battle for system resources.

When backups start becoming more involved and taking longer to perform, it can be tempting to lower the priority and frequency of those backups. Being able to add backup devices to fully loaded systems eliminates this problem. By not having to worry about your servers being taxed, you're able to run backups as frequently as you'd like.

 

Allows for self-service management

Being able to offer the end users control over their backups is a truly unique feature in a backup system. Having the ability to control their own backups is something that many people would leap at if they had the opportunity. 

 

Provides multitenancy 

Multitenant functionality allowed for the management of multiple end-clients in a shared backup capacity with complete separation. It also gives the flexibility to provide self-service backup and restore to customers who wish to control their own environments.

 

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