As part of the Evros Technology Group, Digital Planet will be part of this year’s HEAnet National Conference in Galway. The two-day event (7-9 November 2018) which will be held at The Galmont Hotel is set to explore the latest developments in networking technology and services for the research and education community. Driven to deliver Common, […]
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.