WHAT IF YOU COULD RECOVER, DOWN TO THE SECOND?
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is the future of backup. By using journal-based technology to log all changes occurring within a specified time frame, CDP gives you any point-in-time recovery—down to the second—for the entire length of the journal.
Shortcomings of Backup Technology
When we look at the backup technology currently protecting our data—one of a company’s most valuable assets—not much has changed over the last 35 years. The basic process still remains the same: during off-peak hours, take a copy of the data that has changed in our production environments and store it in another, secondary location.
Business Performance Impact
The reason most take backups during off-peak hours is because copying all that data takes time and has a performance impact on production environments. Whether the solution is using agents in the operating system or snapshots on the virtual machines, the data is read directly from the production systems and is sent across the network—at best, the VMs are sluggish; at worst, they’re temporarily unusable. Every IT support engineer knows exactly what to check for when users complain about “slow” systems on Monday morning.
To ensure granularity without impacting production performance, the future of backup is the move from periodic backup to continuous backup.
Continuous Data Protection
By using continuous data replication you can deliver recovery point objectives (RPOs) of seconds by replicating every change that is being generated real-time. Backup should also rely on scale-out architecture for replication that allows you to protect environments with thousands of VMs. All operations should be performed with zero performance impact on the production environment to be able to deliver an uninterrupted user experience.
The Zerto Vision
A world of uninterrupted technology is a world where organizations across all industries can thrive without downtime or disruptions for their customers. From 24/7 continuous patient care in hospitals, to interruption-free airline travel, to keeping ecommerce systems running without a hitch, the path to this always-available world starts with IT resilience.
Zerto helps their customers realize this vision though their IT Resilience Platform™, an all-in-one converged disaster recovery and backup platform that enables digital transformation, reduces downtime and data loss, and helps businesses move workloads seamlessly across clouds or data centers. With Zerto, a world of truly uninterrupted technology is within reach.