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Do you have a data and disaster recovery plan?

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Your data is everything and business need to consider data loss seriously. Nowadays we rely heavily on knowing that our data is secure, private and safe.

But how can you assure this with your company’s data? Do you have an established plan for your business?

Image you lost your phone or laptop. Scary right? Now imagine that you haven’t backed up that data – catastrophic right? Now imagine your phone or laptop is your business data, and it’s gone, vanished, done. Is there a word that’s more impactful than catastrophic? Because that’s the effect  on a business without backups and a recovery plan.  There would be no business.

A business disaster recovery plan

A Business Disaster Recovery Plan is implemented  in preparation of a serious issue such as a server going down, or a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or fire.

There are various ways to store your own backups. It could be via a hosted cloud server, devices such as an external drive, a local server and more.

Or you could talk to us and set up a serious backup and recovery plan that’s 100% guaranteed.

Benefits of a disaster recovery plan

  • Rapid replication and copying of information, software, and application
  • Reliable recovery of information
  • Business continuity
  • Long term cost savings
  • Protected business reputation
  • Non-disruptive system testing
  • Minimal system downtime during replication
  • Compliance with industry regulations
  • 24/7 client support
  • Peace of mind!

Who needs a disaster recovery plan?

The simple answer – every business should have a VMware disaster recovery plan. Try to imagine dealing with the loss of your businesses information, perhaps accumulated over years of work. How would you cope? How long would it take to recover what your business needs to become functional? For most companies, the downtime alone in a disaster situation would be catastrophic. VMware disaster recovery solutions ensure that your business is protected and secure, no matter what happens

Veeam Backup & Replication for Windows Server with Hyper-V

Veeam helps you maximize your cloud opportunity and becomes your entire virtualized platform.

Webhosting.net uses Veeam as its backup solution for VMware and Hyper-V backup, recovery and replication. It is fast, flexible, and a reliable recovery method of client hosted applications and data.

Backing up Microsoft Hyper-V environments

Veeam Backup & Replication produces image-level backups of VMs. It treats VMs as objects, not as a set of files. When you back up VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication copies a VM image as a whole, at a block level. Image-level backups can be used for different types of restore, including Instant VM Recovery, entire VM restore, VM file recovery, file-level recovery and so on.

The backup technology is typically used for VMs with lower RTOs. When the primary VM fails, you need some time to restore VM data from a compressed and deduplicated backup file.

Veeam provides fast and reliable backup for vSphere and Hyper-V virtual environments —
all without the use of agents.

  • Image-level VM backups: Create application-consistent backups with advanced
    application-aware processing
  • Backup from Storage Snapshots for HPE, NetApp, EMC and NimbleNEW:
    Generate ultra-fast backups with low RPOs
  • Scale-out Backup Repository™: Create a single virtual pool of backup storage
    to which backups can be assigned, offering the freedom to easily extend backup
    storage capacity
  • Veeam Cloud Connect: Get backups off site without the cost and complexity
    of building and maintaining an off-site infrastructure; fast and secure cloud
    backup to a service provider

how veeam cloud connect works

  • SureBackup®: Automatically test and verify every backup and every virtual
    machine (VM) for recoverability
  • Built-in WAN acceleration: Get backups off site up to 50x faster and save
    bandwidth
  • Direct Storage Access: Perform vSphere backups faster and with reduced impact
    by backing up via Direct SAN Access and Direct NFS Access

The 3-2-1 Rule

The 3-2-1 rule suggests that you should keep three copies of your data, store it on two types of media and ensure that one copy is off site. However, backing up off site can be problematic due to restricted bandwidth, surging data volumes and insufficient resources necessary to build or manage a true offsite backup repository.

With Veeam Cloud Connect, you can adhere to the 3-2-1 rule without bleeding money and resources into a second site or increasing bandwidth—simply utilize cloud backup repository services from Webhosting.net and leverage Veeam’s Built-in WAN Acceleration technology and so much more.

Data Backup

We also have a VMware data backup solution and here’s how it works.

vmware backup diagram

If you are an existing Veeam client, or looking to deploy Disaster Recover on your VMware infrastructure, WebHosting.net can help. We can simply connect your Veeam Proxy Server backup to our secure cloud and leverage our virtualization technology and infrastructure for your peace of mind.

Webhosting.net’s customized solution based on Veeam’s Backup and Replication software is an affordable, simple to deploy, recovery of virtualized applications and data. It combines backup and replication in one solution, replicates data protection and increases the value of backup for VMware.

If your company is not backing up virtually, you could be losing time, money and putting your data at risk.

Safeguard your future

If your business is not protected by a VMware disaster recovery solution, you are putting yourself at risk. Take the necessary precautions of safeguarding your future and implement a VMware recovery plan now. All of Webhosting.net’s recovery plans use state-of-the-art network architecture and ensure 100% uptime. All of our VMware disaster recovery solutions include free access to our 24/7/365 live chat and email support.

Learn more or get in touch with one of our consultants to discuss!

Cloud limits and your needs

By | Arista, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Servers, Pernix, VMware | No Comments

cloud limitsPopular clouds like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure are console based orchestrators, enabling people to spin and administer the needed infrastructure themselves. They also come with a variety of features and add-ons, making the end solution very attractive.

Quite often, due to their scalability, these clouds appear like a massive computing resource, where performance limits are hard to reach.

One common performance issue people face relates to disk or storage performance.

During various tests, AWS or Azure have been seen, for example, doing thousands of IOPS and hundreds MBps of disk throughput at low latency. So one should expect that these environments may be the best place to run high performance virtual servers like SQL servers, which generally demand high IOPS and throughput at low latency.

The storage story: capacity and IO, these two are “not very good friends”

When it comes to storage, there will always be a concern that IO will be exhausted before space. From a business perspective, this will result in a waste of resources. Due to the automation introduced by the cloud consoles and the power the customers have to provision at will, if left without rules and caps, the entire environment will become oversubscribed with degraded performance as a result, leaving cloud providers struggling to deliver the IO without adding more unused capacity.

It is either the IOPS count or throughput that kills the storage. The throughput, if the storage is network based and not local, will also affect the network switches requiring fast switches with big buffers when throughput increases and bursts. Read More

How can we boost SQL performance using Nimble SANs and VMware?

By | Disaster Recovery, SAN Backup Systems, SAN replication, Uncategorized, VMware | No Comments

vmware hostingWebhosting.net is proud to leverage Nimble Storage arrays for its customer’s storage area network and virtual desktop interface deployments.

Nimble Storage arrays are the industry’s only flash-optimized storage solution designed to increase efficiency. Built on a patented “Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL)” architectire, Nimble Storage offers scalable performance, exceptional efficiency, integrated data protection, and simple push-button management. As a result, customers can run more workloads and perform more backup operations with less storage infrastructure.

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