From: Derek Leslie, Engineering Specialist
The engineering team wanted to take a moment and provide a sneak peek for our upcoming Advanced Backup product. The service will be based on the EMC Avamar platform and is meant to function differently to our existing backup solution based on R1Soft’s Righteous. The Advanced Backup service is not released as of yet.
Hosting.com understands the challenges of maintaining accurate, dependable backup and recovery processes to ensure you can recover in any event. Hosting.com’s Advanced Backup is a hosted backup and recovery service that provides reliable, efficient and secure protection of your company’s data, while reducing capital expenses associated with maintaining in-house backup solutions. It centralizes the backup and recovery of servers, network attached storage and virtual environments. Data is automatically backed up to a highly secure data center. Centralized administration and reporting of your company’s data is made available via Hosting.com’s portal. Our intuitive interface makes data recovery simple, and our reports provide detailed status updates on all of your backup and recovery jobs.
Advanced Backup using EMC Avamar provides the following features and benefits:
|Advanced Backup Features||Advanced Backup Benefits|
|Fast, Deduplicated Data Transfer
Data is deduplicated at the source and securely transmitted to the Avamar grid in Newark DE.
Backup data is deduplicated at the source, reducing backup times by up to 10x and reducing network bandwidth up to 500x.
|Centralized Management and Off-Site Backup
Backup and recovery is centrally managed. Clients can backup from any Hosting.com data center to the Avamar grid in Newark, DE.
Backups are immediately and automatically verified
|Fast, Single-Step Recovery
Files, directories, email, databases and virtual machines are restored with the click of a mouse on the Hosting.com portal
Strong data encryption both in-flight and at-rest, ensures secure, cost-effective, long-term retention
|Accurate and Timely Reporting
Information about the entire backup and recovery process is instantly available via the Hosting.com portal
Data is sent across existing WAN infrastructure to the Avamar grid in Hosting.com’s data center in Newark, DE
|Backup of NAS volumes
Backup of NAS volumes is a new capability that is unsupported by Standard Backup. The ability to backup NAS volumes is an enterprise capability and will help further distinguish Hosting.com as the leader in enterprise hosted solutions.
Access statistics, obtain reports, and initiate restores through the Hosting.com portal.
Advanced Backup should not be considered a replacement for Hosting.com’s existing Standard Backup, as they have different functionalities. For example, although Advanced Backup can backup NAS volumes, it cannot perform bare-metal restores. Each backup solution should be considered based upon the merits of each.