Without getting into harrowing statistics of malware, ransomware, and other terrifying disasters, data backups are basically good business practice. Yes, they are helpful when your system needs a complete recovery. However, they are also important for basic data management, optimization, and integration.
Many data security experts recommend the 3-2-1-0 rule explained as the following:
3 – Keep three copies of your data at all times.
2 – Store the data in at least two different formats.
1 – Hold one copy of your data in an offsite location.
0 – Verify your recovery plan has zero errors.
Backup Solutions by Veeam, this recommendation applies to organizations of all sizes, from small business to large enterprise.
Veeam is a Leader in this Magic Quadrant; in the last iteration of this research, it was a Leader.
Introducing Veeam Backup Solution
Backup – Creating image-level backups of virtual, physical, cloud machines and backups of NAS share files.
Backup Copy – Copying backup files to a secondary repository.
Restore – Performing restore from backup files to the original or a new location.
Replication – Creating an exact copy of a VM and maintaining the copy in sync with the original VM.
Recovery Verification – Testing VM backups and replicas before recovery.
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) – Replication technology that helps you protect mission-critical VMs