Disaster Recovery Facts
- 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster
- 93% of companies that lost their data centre for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately
- 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control
- 34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape backup failures
- 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years
- Hardware or system failure accounts for 78% of all data loss - Human error accounts for 11% of all data loss - Software corruption accounts for 7% of all data loss - Natural disasters account for only 1% of all data loss
Introducing Guardian Backup
Guardian Backup provides a disk based, tape replacement backup and restore facility for critical systems and data. This service, fully managed through Mirus' Management Control Centre provides a solution for the rapid backup and restoration, both locally and offsite, of full systems, individual files or Microsoft™ Exchange Data.
With Guardian Backup you no longer need to spend countless hours managing and manipulating your backup process. As part of the managed service we operate a 'We fit, you forget' policy which means that you can have complete peace of mind when it comes to data backup & recovery, be that for one individual file, or a complete server room data loss scenario.
Guardian Backup is a simple low cost high value service that protects business data and information assets. Based upon your volume of Data and number of servers to be protected Mirus installs an Image GateWay Server(s) (IGWS) on the local area network that typically snapshots data nightly. This snapshot frequency can be increased for systems which have a shorter recovery point objective (RPO).
Once copied the data is then transported via a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to Mirus' Image Data Centre (IDC). All data is encrypted on the VPN and whilst located in the IDC so there is no need to worry about unauthorized parties being able to interrogate your company data.
The backup or snapshot procedure is automated nightly and then checked by a Management Control Centre (MCC) Operator each day to ensure that the right amount of data has been captured, copied and secured through to the IDC.
Data can be restored from the local IGWS or the IDC network by Mirus' MCC Operator, providing the company with excellent depth of restore.
Data Retention policy is defined by the customer but typically, as part of the service, between one and three months amount of daily granular backups are held on the local IGWS (Online Backup) and IDCS (Near line Backup).
Guardian Backup provides a fully managed Disaster Recovery solution for critical Information Systems in the event of a disaster
Rapid Systems Recovery - Local
All data is backed up to the local IGWS, in the event of your onsite server failing we can quickly build an image from the last backup, this image can then be mounted using a virtualisation product, allowing us to bring up your onsite server in a virtual environment, your failed server can then be repaired and once it has been fully repaired we can begin the process of switching back to your original server.
Rapid Systems Recovery - Remote
All data is backed up to the local IGWS, and then replicated to the server in our Managed Control Centre (MCC) in the event of your site becoming unavailable due to some form of disaster we can quickly build an image from the last backup, this image can then be mounted using a virtualisation product, allowing us to bring up your onsite server in a virtual environment at our MCC, all records pointing to your office will be replicated to point to our hosting centre ensuring that you can continue to send and receive mails, your users can then go to their homes or a serviced office and remotely access your server allowing your business to continue to operate.
When you site disaster has been resolved we can then begin the process of switching your live data back to your onsite server.
Rather than having a high upfront investment to provide these services both the local and remote Rapid System Recovery services can be provided for a low month charge.
Interested in finding out more?
Mirus are experts in providing essential business IT solutions. Disaster Recovery and Data Protection are just some of the many services we have provided for our clients. Guardian Backup is a service that responds to the needs of businesses today, making their IT infrastructure secure and robust going forward.
Our proactive approach to supporting our clients means we can build relationships of trust and give our clients the confidence that their IT is being handled by professionals.
If you are interested in finding out more about our services, or are interested in having a free disaster recovery planning service, please do not hesitate to contact our sales advisors on 01908 257352 or email at email@example.com