Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) with Replay
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SpireTech has been providing Backup solutions with Dell Appassure Replay for over a year now with great success. A server or workstation crash is one of the worst things that can happen – the best thing assurance you can have is a complete image backup of your system just before the crash. Replay is in a newer class of backup software that takes disk “images”.
Many of you have used “Ghost” to clone or upgrade hard drives before – Replay takes disk imaging technology and uses it to create true standby machines of your servers and workstations. Unlike traditional file and folder backup, these disk images can be used to instantly boot a standby server – complete with all of your data, operating system, and installed apps intact. Time to recovery is greatly reduced with Replay over traditional backup systems.
You can still do traditional file and folder restores, and your backup images can be replicated offsite to SpireTech and other datacenters around the globe.
Replay is like a swiss army knife – it is versatile in its implementation and use. We’ve used it to create multi-office backup solutions, hot virtual standby servers, physical to virtual migrations, and more. I’ve used it to restore my laptop after hard drive crashes – twice. SpireTech typically delivers Replay as an appliance that gets installed on your network, with adequate disk capacity to backup all your servers and important workstations.
Replay requires monitoring and proper installation and setup for best results. To learn more about Replay, contact us!