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Flashback

DRaaS – Disaster Recovery as a Service

DR as a service? Well actually Flashback is a combination of software agents on your systems, an on-site appliance plus a cloud based solution. The appliance receives backups from the agents on your systems & stores them in VHDs within the appliance. If something happens to one of your systems you can instantly spin up a VM guest version of that system within the appliance which utilises the backup on the local VHD at a restore point of your chosing, so it just carries on locally on your network giving you business continuity.

But what happens if your entire site burns to the ground taking the Flashback appliance with it? The Flashback appliance continuously pushes the backups it has to the remote Flachback cloud storage. Should the worst case disaster strike you would simply spin up VM guests in the Flashback cloud, select which restore points you want to use from the remotely held backups and it'll create a static IP and a VPN for you and your users to utilise via RDP for up to 30 days, once again providing instant business continuity.

A good business continuity plan rests on a good disaster recovery strategy. It should include plans to restore essential services, recover essential functions and resources. It should also incorporate a contingency plan just in case restoration of business is delayed, or worse, your business is going to be permanently altered. A key element to all of the above is quick and reliable access to key data – deciding which orders, which clients, which regions, which channels and which resources need to be prioritised.

Keep your business data protected. Idealstor’s hybrid business continuity solution can protect your business from downtime, even if your physical hardware has been destroyed.

Be operational, even during a disaster. Idealstor’s Instant Virtualization technology virtualises systems either locally on the Idealstor appliance or remotely in in the cloud — within seconds.

Businesses can operate as usual, and have the time and resources to fix server issues without compromising any data, or incurring any downtime.

Have peace of mind with demonstrated recoverability It’s one thing to feel your backups are good. No matter the technology, things do go wrong. With automated Screenshot Verification of your backup, you can be rest assured that every backup has been tested and verified.

Not only is the integrity of a backup checked, but the backup is launched as a virtual machine in a test environment to verify the backup can be booted in case of a disaster.

Flashback Benefits

Hybrid Cloud with DRaaS

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.

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.

End-to-End Encryption

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.

Image-Based Backup

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 Software

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.

File Explorer

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.


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