The Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) devices offer virtualization and with this capability the NAS device can be configured to function as a Standby server. This can minimize costly downtime due to server hardware failures. The BDR device virtualizes servers directly from the backup image so there is no need to convert backup images to virtual hard disks. Once the server is virtualized it retains all of the system settings and application state so it is completely transparent to your end clients. The backups continue to occur after a server is virtualized so when it comes time to restore back to physical hardware you have the latest changes to your end clients data.
The Backup and Disaster Recovery device functionality can recover your system in minutes, not days. This provides built-in redundancy and offers shorter RTO's (recovery time objectives). The BDR device allows disaster recovery testing by verifying your backup images. There are 3 modes:
1. Real (use Real Mode in the event of a disaster)
2. Test (use the testing modes to verify your images)
3. Test with Networking (use the testing modes to verify your images)
- Runs Directly From the NAS
- Virtualize a Server in Less Than 30 minutes
- Hardware Independent
- Select a Point-in Time Snapshot Just Before the Failure
- Virtual Server Will Have the Same Network Settings
- Backups Occur During Virtualization
- Virtualize Directly From Backups
- Perform Real or Test Virtualizations
Server Virtualization Process
- Identify Server to be Virtualized
- Specify RAM
- Select Virtualization Mode
- Select Backup File
- Run Virtual Machine Creator
- Boot Virtual Machine
- Increase business productivity due to minimal server downtime.
- Meet stringent SLA’s to bring back a server for every client you service.
- Provides for an option to eliminate top dollar investment in providing hot standby configurations.