Posted on July 25, 2016
Is Virtualization Data Recovery Harder Than On In-House Servers?
As far as disaster recovery is concerned, server virtualization makes a lot of sense (and will save you loads of cents… and thousands of dollars). It presents interesting implications for recovering your data, including faster recovery times and immense cost reductions. When compared to in-house servers, you’d think that the physical servers have an advantage over virtualization data recovery. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. While having your own servers allow instead of “renting” out a virtualization service might sound appealing, the latter has advantages over in-house in terms of virtualized yet secure cloud storage of all your files that can be accessed as long as you have Internet service available (which in the 21st century means it’s available practically everywhere to the point of being free in cafes and malls).
Effective and Dependable Disaster Recovery
- Did you know that server virtualization improves recovery times? It’s able to do this by going digital and using the Internet versus dealing with traditional magnetic tape systems that take about two days for complete restoration. Those two days is a rough estimate or a rule of thumb as well, since the system restore can be affected by how much data is being restored and how large the system is. Meanwhile, virtualization data recovery allows you to take maintenance away from your storage worries.
- Let the provider of your virtualized data storage system deal with the details. By virtualizing all your data instead of keeping it locally in hard disk drives (HDDs), CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, RAID subsystems, magnetic tapes, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives (SDDs), and more, you can send your files to the Internet or via the cloud so that they’re automatically backed up every time.All you need to do is access the Internet to secure those same files every time since they’ve become virtualized data.
- Restoration from a system crash can now be cut down from 2 days to 4 hours or less. The reasons for this include the fact that it’s not really needed to rebuild operating systems, applications, or servers separately because they exist elsewhere and housed in such a way that even when one network goes down, other networks can still keep them existing and communication still flows freely. That’s the exact reason why the military helped build the Internet.
- The Internet is made in such a way that even when certain parts of it are down, multiple other networks will keep its infrastructure afloat and accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. This makes regularly in-cloud backing up data and ensuring the constant flow of it possible. Your backup can be brought back online every time you lose them because of how the Internet is built (this is also how virtual private servers work, incidentally).