We’ve covered the difference between backup and disaster recovery before. With threats including, cyber attacks, ransomware and phishing increasing all the time, now is a good time to review this topic.
iland and Veeam have recently released an e-book, Protecting Your Business and Its Data: Backup vs. Disaster Recovery, that dives deeper into the topics.
We’ve certainly seen more businesses, both SMB and enterprise, taking a more strategic and detailed approach to their disaster recovery versus backup decisions over recent months. Understandably, these decisions are driven not only by the need to protect critical business systems and minimize impact on customers, but also by the need to have a cost-effective solutions in place.
This is where our partnership with Veeam can offer real value to customers– both across the Veeam Cloud Connect solution for cloud backup and the Veeam Replication solution for disaster recovery. Many customers seem to travel along a backup and disaster recovery journey with us as they gain more maturity in their approach towards an overall business continuity strategy. One such customer is Oceanscan– they were initally using Veeam to backup to an on-premise location. Recognising the need for an alternative backup location, they leveraged Veeam for cloud backup before adopting a full disaster recovery strategy with iland and Veeam. This has had huge benefits to their business in terms of business continuity, availability, customer service and, importantly, peace of mind for the IT team. It is a great example of how a simple backup solution can grow and mature into a disaster recovery solution when the needs of the business require it– and when the right DR advice and cloud partner is ready and willing to assist.
There are many such examples and the flexibility of the combined Veeam and iland cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions help customers move along the transitional journey from backup on-premise to cloud backup to cloud disaster recovery in a planned way while prioritising different workloads as required.