Downtime is bad news for any business. According to a study by Data Foundry, depending on how big your company is, the cost of an unplanned IT downtime could cost your business somewhere between $137 To $17,244 per minute, with the majority of the cost being attributed to lost productivity and revenue.
For these reasons, regardless of what causes a downtime incident, be it equipment failures, cyber attacks, data corruption or natural disasters, when it does happen, most businesses will be looking in to restoring their systems as quickly as possible. How much downtime and data loss a business can tolerate before significant damage occurs depends on its Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) requirements. For today’s always-connected businesses, however, these numbers are getting increasingly smaller and smaller. There is very little leeway for any downtime.
In terms of meeting strict RPOs, snapshots are now the go-to technology that allows you to make quick, point-in-time copies of your data. Best of all, you can take multiple snapshots throughout the day with minimal impact on production storage.
NetApp is a company that’s well known for its efficient storage solutions and snapshot technology. NetApp’s SnapMirror and SnapVault are two examples of some of the industry’s best backup technologies that complement snapshot replications that can make backups not only faster but also reliable for when you need it the most, during recovery.
In simple terms, SnapMirror is a disaster recovery technology that allows users to create a mirror of a snapshot on a secondary storage array, ideally at a geographically remote site; While SnapVault is an archiving technology that can create a read-only copy of your data for long-term retention.
Veeam is a trusted backup and replication solution that was specifically designed for delivering Availability for the modern, Always-On enterprise. Veeam offers rich functionality and many simple recovery options for VM applications and files, and as such, it has been named the clear market leader by industry analysts such as Gartner and IDC.
Now, Veeam and NetApp have joined forces to combine their unique strengths in order to be better together – combining NetApp’s efficient snapshot technology and Veeam’s powerful recovery options to help organisations achieve a recovery time and point objective (RTPO) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.
The Veeam and NetApp combination provides businesses with useful tools such as:
Backup from Storage Snapshots – A single console to orchestrate and manage primary snapshots, as well as having the added benefit of leveraging SnapMirror and SnapVault to take backups.
Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots – Utilise snapshots to perform quick and granular recovery with just a few mouse clicks. Users can also leverage SnapMirror and SnapVault as a source for restores.
On-demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots – Use storage snapshots as a source to quickly run isolated point-in-time copies of your production environment for fast and easy testing and troubleshooting.
With NetApp and Veeam working together, recovery and restore operations become fast, simple and efficient. The Veeam Availability Solution that’s powered by NetApp can deliver the high-speed recovery that’s critical for meeting the most stringent SLAs, RPOs and RTOs, and make unexpected downtime worries a thing of the past.
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