Our 3-2-1 Backup Rule Is The Reliable Answer
With cyberattacks becoming more rampant and sophisticated, it has never been more crucial for companies to back up their computers, mobile devices and data regularly, safely and effectively.
However, as there are various forms and levels of backups available, it is not always easy to know which route to follow. Do you opt for the fast-growing, less expensive and more convenient offsite backup solution which stores your data in the cloud; or the costlier local backup, using onsite external disk drives – the solution most people are more familiar with?
Evolv Networks recommends the “hybrid backup” or “dual-protection” route, dubbed the 3-2-1 Backup Rule.
So, how does the 3-2-1 Backup Rule work?
Three copies of your data (your live data plus two backup copies) are created and stored across two different media: NAS and RAID. One backup copy is stored offsite.
Evolv Networks creates, manages and maintains backups of your data, using NAS and RAID solutions.
NAS stands for “network attached storage”, which basically means hard drives are attached to a network, allowing anyone who is connected to the network to access the NAS. The NAS can serve as a central, local repository of files and information, accessible to different staff working on the same network. Because it also allows you to share files with people outside your network, it is almost as if you have your own “personal cloud”.
The beauty of NAS is that it gives you the option of arranging the drives into a mirrored RAID (“Redundant Array of Independent Disks”) array or configuration. This means everything that is copied onto the first drive is duplicated or mirrored onto a second one, providing you with a second copy. This array continues to operate as long as at least one of the drives is working.
Our service includes storage hardware rental.
Why the need for an offsite backup copy?
As external drives can fail, or be destroyed, damaged or stolen together with your computers, or you can suffer a total site failure, it is imperative that your data is also stored safely in the cloud.
Using reliable, secure backup and disaster-recovery technologies such as VEEAM and MaxBackup, Evolv Networks guarantees that you always have an online cloud-stored backup copy available.
This is a dynamic, economic and convenient solution giving you control of and access to your backup no matter where you are. You can also encrypt backup files and data at source (during backup), in flight and at rest.
As your online backup is stored remotely in a cloud infrastructure over a network connection, you don’t have to purchase any hard drives for the “1” part of the 3-2-1 Backup. VEEAM backups are costed per virtual machine.
Following the 3-2-1 Backup Solution will not only help guarantee the protection of your data, but it also simplifies data recovery. What’s more, is that Evolv Networks tests your backups monthly.
Let us assist you in avoiding the pitfalls of zero or flawed backups and data recoveries.