Gartner’s latest IT spending forecast shows that spending on cloud system infrastructure services (IaaS) will grow from $39.5 billion in 2019 to $63 billion through 2021. Our team has previously explored the many versions of cloud that can be implemented; the general advantages and challenges to each. Yet, private cloud remains the steady element in […]
What is the 3-2-1 Backup Rule and Why Your Company Needs It
Every company should have a backup. It’s like buying insurance for your commercial property, but for your data.
Backup will ensure your data is fully copied and sent to a secondary site, virtually and physically away from your primary data pool. This is done in the event of a disaster at which in that case, you should have a working Disaster Recovery plan to retrieve this backed up data. That’s why you see backup and disaster recovery appear together often.
NOTE: Disaster Recovery and Backup are NOT the same, and neither will offer sufficient functionality or replacement for the other.
When we speak about Backup, a certain principle crops up often as good industry practice which will work for any virtual environment. This certain practice also answers questions that our customers often have for our team:
- Where Should I Store my Data?
- How Many Backup Files Should I Have?
The popular backup concept is known as the 3-2-1- Rule.
What’s The 3-2-1 Rule?
The 3-2-1 Rule states that you need to keep three copies of your data, stored on two types of media, with one copy being off-site. Getting backups off-site can be challenging due to limited bandwidth, exploding data volumes and a lack of resources required to build or maintain a true offsite backup repository.
And the 3-2-1- Rule works across many technologies, in particular, with Veeam Cloud Connect. This is because you get to leverage its cloud backup repository services from a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider while taking advantage of Veeam’s Built-in WAN Acceleration technology. The result: your company avoids wasting money and resources into a second site or by adding bandwidth.
Digital Planet leverages the full potential of Veeam’s technology to create a robust backup and restore service, ensuring data resilience and availability; anytime, anywhere. Why not back up your data securely from any device, server or VM onto one of our Tier 3+ data centres, located in Ireland, UK, and the US? Your data will sit upon Digital Planet’s enterprise-level storage infrastructure, monitored and managed by our expert team 24/7.