Backup and Disaster Recovery Platforms
The IS2 BDR is a business continuity appliance which includes all of the software and hardware required to deploy a complete solution for:
- Block Level Incremental Backups
- Instant Virtualization of Failed Servers
- Bare Metal Recovery to Dissimilar Hardware
- Off-site Data Replication to Two Collocation Facilities
- Message Level Exchange Recovery
Backup & Recovery
What would a BDR solution be without solid backups? IS2’s disk-based
NAS allows for quick and easy point-in-time snapshots, which take just
minutes and won't impact your environment. Only the changes to your
data are backed up. Restoration is just as easy, mount your backup file as
a drive on the NAS and copy what you need locally or to the network.
After the initial base backup, all future backups are incrementals. The IS2
BDR solution backups are not by files, but by the block level. This is below
the file and folder level, and is more efficient. An incremental chain is
created and only the changes are backed up, reducing backup windows.
Backup and restore SQL, Sharepoint, and AD databases without additional agents. Just connect to one of your point-in-time snapshots, find your database and transaction log files, and restore using drag and drop functionality.
With IS2’s Instant Virtualization capability, in less than 30 minutes, the NAS device can be configured to function as a Standby server. This eliminates costly downtime due to server hardware failures.
IS2 virtualizes servers directly from the backup image so there is no need to convert backup images to virtual hard disks. Once the server is virtualized it retains all of the system settings and application state so it is completely transparent to your end clients. The backups continue to occur after a server is virtualized so when it comes time to restore back to physical hardware you have the latest changes to your end clients data.
Disaster Recovery Testing
IS2's virtualization allows disaster recovery testing by verifying your backup images. There are 3 modes, Real, Test, and Test with Networking. Use the testing modes to verify your images, use Real Mode in the event of a disaster. Your system can be restored in minutes, not days. This provides built-in redundancy and allows shorter RTO's (recovery time objectives).
Mailbox & Message Level Recovery
Email has become the lifeblood of the business world. With the BDR, perform mailbox & message restorations faster than ever. You can keep messages flowing throughout your company. With short recovery times and frequent recovery points, setbacks are fewer and employees are able to stay connected and productive, whether you’re facing the failure of an Exchange server or just a mistakenly deleted email.
Perform Exchange Server migrations with the Exchange Recovery Tools by restoring all of your Exchange Mailboxes to the new Mail server without ever bringing the old mail server online. Accomplish all this without time intensive backups. TheBDR can extract this information directly from the Exchange Message Store.
Bare Metal Restore
Bare Metal Restore (BMR) gives you the ability to restore to a virtual server or dissimilar hardware configuration for ease of recovery after a disaster; e.g. hardware failure. This gives you flexibility for restorations and doesn't require the cost and effort of keeping a standby server ready at all times.
IS2’s recovery process is quite simple. When it is time to restore your virtualized server on the NAS device back to physical hardware a boot cd is inserted into the new physical hardware. The new server maps to the NAS device and begins to pull the latest backup image. Once the image is copied to the server IS2 manipulates the hardware abstraction layer and inserts the necessary device drivers for the new hardware. Once the server is completely restored backups continue to take place on their scheduled interval.
IS2 also provides features to synchronize your backups to a local or network destination. This copies your entire backup chain to a redundant location for archiving and disaster recovery. Synchronizations can be scheduled or run on demand. Administrators receive alerts on failure. Retrieve images and restore back to the BDR if needed from archive.
IS2 also offers offsite storage that provides the option of synchronizing your backups offsite to our secure co-location facilities, all through an industry standard 256-bit encrypted tunnel.
Be secure in the knowledge your backups have not been compromised during transfer. If your site is destroyed, you’re protected. We will ship you a replacement BDR next day air. Virtualize your servers on it until replacement hardware arrives.