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We’ve covered the difference between backup and disaster recovery before. With threats such as, cyber attacks, ransomware, and phishing increasing all the time, now is a good time to review this topic.
11:11 Systems and Veeam have 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 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 initially using Veeam to backup to an on-premise location. Recognizing the need for an alternative backup location, they leveraged Veeam for cloud backup before adopting a full disaster recovery strategy with 11:11 DRaaS for Veeam. This yielded huge benefits in terms of business continuity, availability, customer service, and, importantly, peace of mind for the IT team. In fact, when a sophisticated strain of ransomware infected the company’s entire network, encrypting multiple file layers, it knew exactly who to call.
“I cannot stress this enough: We are where we are thanks to the technology and, perhaps most importantly, the people over at 11:11 Systems. There’s a lot that has to happen in the wake of an attack like this. It’s a tough time. But the 11:11 support team immediately answered our call and we were in a position to recover with just the click of a button.” — Sukumar Panchanathan, IT Manager at Oceanscan
What 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 11:11 DRaaS for Veeam and 11:11 Cloud Backup for Veeam Cloud Connect help customers move along the transitional journey from backup on-premise to cloud backup to cloud disaster recovery in a planned way while prioritizing different workloads as required.