In the daily news, we see disasters all too frequently: hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes, transportation accidents … it’s a sad and lengthy list. Data centers and their IT systems also face disasters on occasion, whether due to a system malfunction, a nasty hacker, a physical disaster or human error. All these things need to be repaired and the data and contents restored to usability, or else the business suffers tremendously.
A complete and reliable restore of a data loss incident is not an easy thing to accomplish; it takes both skill and experience. So how does a business select a data recovery partner? First, look at whether the vendor offers protection for data wherever it resides: data center, cloud service, personal devices--everywhere. Second, look at the reputation of the company; ask colleagues what their experiences have been with certain vendors.
Third, look at the service-level agreement options vendors offer and determine whether they are right for you. Fourth, ask how intuitive and time-consuming the data-restore process is. Finally, examine the security processes used by the potential partner; those will be used by you and your employees on a daily basis.
For this article, eWEEK referenced a number of industry resources, including TechnologyAdvice, Gartner Peer Reviews, G2 Crowd, IT Central Station and eWEEK's own resources. This listing is in no particular order.
Veeam Backup & Replication
Baar, Zug, Switzerland
Value proposition for potential buyers: Veeam Software builds backup solutions that enable intelligent data management for the hyper-available enterprise. Veeam launched its first product, Veeam Backup & Replication, in 2008 with a team of 10 employees. Today, Veeam is a global leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise. Its most recent products include Veeam Agent for Microsoft Window ..