Multiple Virtualisation Options
Idealstor utilises a Hybrid Cloud technology to improve redundancy and give administrators greater protection for their systems and data. The Idealstor Flashback appliance provides data protection for both workstations and servers locally. From there it is automatically and securely transmitted to the Cloud, which provides remote data protection and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). All with a solution that can be installed and protecting servers in minutes.
Agentless and Agent-based Backup
Idealstor Flashback supports both physical and virtual systems through agentless and agent-based backup. Agentless protection enables fast and easy pairing of any number of VMware systems or templates. Agent-based protection provides scalable backup for all of your physical devices.
Chain Independent Incrementals
Chain independent Technology eliminates the problem of broken backup chains—the place where most issues arise in the backup process. You have the freedom to change retention and delete recovery points without resetting the chain or having to take a new base image. Since each backup is always in a fully constructed state, and is a fully bootable virtual machine, there is no need for complex, time-consuming conversion processes before performing a restore. Chain independent Technology also makes a 5-minute backup frequency possible.
All data is protected by AES-256 encryption both in transit and in the cloud. Users have the option to encrypt data locally, and passphrases can be specified per appliance or per protected machine.
Screenshot Verified Backup
No more guessing if your backup is working properly. To verify a successful backup, the appliance boots a backup locally as a virtual machine, capturing an image of the login page to give you visual proof that your data has been successfully backed up. Reduce scheduled downtime, Offload backup and DR testing from production servers, and attain automated routine (even hourly) backup verification to enable monitoring of a fleet of Flashback appliances possible.
Idealstor uses image-based backups to capture a complete picture of a protected workstation or server. Advantages include quick full system restores, easy recovery of individual files, bare metal restore (BMR) capability, and the ability to boot individual backups as virtual machines. Application-aware VSS snapshots are used by default with Windows. Go from physical machines to virtual (P2V) or vice versa with our unique dissimilar hardware tool that allows for maximum flexibility when restoring.
NAS, iSCSI, sync and share on Flashback
Idealstor offers a feature rich enterprise file sync and share utility on Flashback. Users can access files on Flashback from anywhere using desktop or mobile clients and synchronize changes to keep files up to date, all while storing in their local infrastructure rather than relying on a public cloud. Provision capacity on the Flashback appliance to serve as shared NAS file storage (NFS and CIFS), or as IP block storage with iSCSI. Apply a snapshot schedule and protect in the Idealstor Cloud.
eDiscovery gives Idealstor users the ability to search keywords within their backup data, emails, and attachments and review in an easy to read format. Powered by the industry-leading Kroll Ontrack software, it is compatible with dozens of file formats and systems, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
Identify file and application changes between any two backup points, recovering files and applications directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided. Because all backups are fully constructed, in a matter of seconds you can simultaneously mount points and see all files broken down with an easy to read file tree.