Friday, January 03, 2014

Assessing Data Backup and DR for Your Business

What is your desired RTO and RPO? What are your business issues and pains as they relate to your current data protection and disaster recovery plan? How long can your business function without access to data and systems? These are just a few of the challenging questions facing businesses today.

The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) factors in the extent to which the disaster affects normal operations and the amount of revenue lost as the result of a disaster. Depending on your organization, the RTO may be measured in seconds, minutes, hours or days. 

Visit the UCG VAULT400 Resource Library to download a client case study showing results from one of our IBM iSeries (AS400). The client was using the less than 24 hour IBM iSeries Hardware Disaster Recovery Option (VAULT400 also offers < 12 hours, < 1 hour and IBM iSeries High Availability).

The timeline for backup and recovery begins when information is saved and ends when your system (or replacement IBM system, for example) is fully recovered after a failure. The specifics of the Disaster Recovery (DR) for their IBM iSeries can provide a reference point when evaluating your own IBM iSeries Disaster Recovery Plan.

To protect against natural disasters or other catastrophic events, many companies reply on tape-based backup or high availability. Companies looking to manage this challenging issue find cost effective solutions with IBM i Solution Edition for VAULT400 cloud backup and disaster recovery.

By selecting the IBM i Solution Edition for VAULT400, organizations gain significant IBM i pricing benefits, and an easy-to-manage cloud backup and disaster recovery solution that deliver a low total cost of ownership. For more information, call UCG at 800.211.8798, email, or visit

Can your business afford to wait?