Backup software is a critical component of your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. Unison has been assisting companies in their selection of backup and archive solutions for over 25 years. Many aspects need to be considered, including your data capacity, retention requirements, physical and/or virtual needs, single or multi-site and RTO and RPO objectives. We can help choose the right software for your business.
Disk Backup and De-duplication Systems
Disk based backup systems have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Disk based de-duplication based systems can be use for data that has a shorter retention requirement than information that requires long term archiving. Disk backup systems offer fast backup and restore times allowing for greater flexibility in meeting both RTO and RPO objectives. Disk backup systems also allow instant recovery of virtual machines locally and off site enhancing disaster recovery readiness and allowing for continued business operations during natural or man made disasters. Virtualized environments can leverage the advantages of disk based backup environments, when coupled with the correct backup software dramatically reducing recovery time. Unison has been a leader at determining the right combination of hardware and software to meet your organizations needs in the event of planned or unplanned downtime.
Tape Libraries and Systems
Is tape dead? We think not! Although the popularity of disk based backup systems has been growing, tape will never die. With the explosion of unstructured data tape is still a superior backup medium for large amounts of data, data that requires long retention time and information that requires off site storage. While disk based systems are great for recent data and quick restores, it is difficult to carry a rack of disk systems out of a burning building! With the explosion of data and the introduction of LTO-6 technology, a single cartridge can hold 6.25 terabytes of data and has a shelf life of up to 30 years. Tape is almost certain to play a role in any IT organizations disaster recovery strategy. Unison has been a leader in tape technology strategies for decades. Let us help you to select the correct backup technology for your environment.