What can Business Continuity do for me?
Why Do You Need Business Continuity?
All backups fail at some point. However, with a geo-redundant hybrid solution using innovative technology you are provided a superior level of reliability. We feel these are the cornerstones of data protection, recovery and business continuity. We have partnered with leading vendors who have introduced new concepts and proprietary technology and allows us to provide:
- An easy to use web interface
- Cost effective solutions
- 24×7 support
Hybrid Cloud Overview
Luminary Networks utilizes Hybrid Cloud Technology to improve redundancy and allow users greater protection of their systems and data. Hybrid Cloud continuity is simple in concept yet robust in feature set; it leverages the advantages of local backup and the security of the cloud.
It starts with workstations and servers protecting data locally across the Local Area Network (LAN) to the appliance from there it is automatically transmitted to the secure Luminary Networks cloud. This technology improves fault tolerance while reducing the reliance on bandwidth speed. The local Luminary Networks’ device can act as a restore hub for everything from files to application and system fail over, it can also act as a staging environment for offsite transfer. Scheduling off-site data transfers can be critical for bandwidth management and carries no risk of having unsaved backups. In addition, should the local device be compromised data that was transferred to the Cloud can act as a replica site for the business. A local only backup option cannot ensure data integrity should a site wide disaster occur.
Virtualization refers to the process of creating a virtual version of something, whether it’s a server, storage device, network or application. The “virtual” version acts completely separate from the physical device.
With Luminary Networks, backups can be virtualized either locally on the appliance or remotely in our secure cloud, in mere seconds, with the click of a button. The advanced web interface allows for configuration of CPU and memory resources. Network resources can also be configured dynamically, allowing for changes to be made without restarting the virtual machine. Even while virtualized, systems can continue a normal backup schedule to both the appliance and our secure cloud. Business continuity has never been as easy or as reliable.
The advantages to Instant Virtualization are many. Should a business experience server failure, or the like, its systems may be virtualized instantly to the Datto device or our secure cloud, to avoid data loss. With the systems now virtualized in the Cloud, the business may operate “business as usual” and have the time and resources to fix its server issue without compromising any data or incurring any downtime.
Screenshot Backup Verification Overview
This proprietary technology delivers proof that your backup is successful. By taking a “screenshot” of each completed boot process virtually, Luminary Networks tests the backup integrity and proactively identifies boot-ability issues. A screenshot alert can then be sent directly to the solution provider, and client if desired, to confirm the backup. This is unique to our platform.
Testing is taken to a new level with automated live virtualization verification. Luminary Networks is able to not only check the integrity of a backup but it actually does a mock recovery and spins up a virtual machine of the backup to verify the backup can be booted in a disaster. Users receive an alert with the results of the test as well as an image generated from the test.
Inverse Chain Overview
Our partners have developed a smarter backup process, with Inverse Chain Technology. This proprietary technology eliminates problems in the backup chain, where most problems occur in the backup process.
Each time a backup occurs data is saved in a universal virtual file format (VMDK). These backups are not dependent on previous snapshots allowing for freedom over changing retention and deleting snapshots without reseting the chain or dropping a new base image. Since each backup is a fully bootable virtual machine, there is no need for a conversion to occur before performing a restore. With no complicated rollup or restore processes, data is always available immediately both on-site and off-site.
Our Inverse Chain Technology avoids broken backup chains and enables virtualization to happen almost instantaneously
Backup Insights Overview
Would you like the power to see what happened between any two backup points? Has a user ever asked to find a folder that was deleted, and you need to know when? Or, how do you determine which files were affected by a virus? Backup Insights can give you the answers.
Backup Insights has the ability to identify file and application changes between any two backup points. It can recover files and applications directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided. Users can intelligently track trends over time to see what files have been created, modified and deleted. This tool is extremely easy to use and can be accessed right from the user interface. In a matter of seconds you can simultaneously mount points and see all files broken down with an easy to read file tree.
Backup Insights is one of the biggest innovations in BDR and business continuity in the last decade. Never before have you had the capability to see what has been modified, created, or deleted between any two points in time.
Image Based Backup Overview
Today’s businesses require a better backup solution. With more data being created, the value of the data increasing, stricter regulations, and no time for downtime—an image-based backup solution fits the bill better than older, outdated methods.
With image-based backup a picture of the workstation or server is taken and stored as a place in time for that machine. This is essential for restoration because rebuilding or virtualizing a machine requires not just files but also the applications and systems. Backups are the size of the changed data between two points but hold the information to restore any piece of data that was on the machine at the time of the backup.
Additional advantages of image-based backup are: full restores are faster, can restore individual files, ability for bare metal restores (BMR), can verify images, boot virtual machines, and run remote offices.