Image-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Key aspects for efficient backup and disaster recovery procedures in the cloud environment

A good portion of IT seems to have lost track of why we do backups and why we archive. The problem isn’t mechanical data loss anymore. Amazon S3 and other cloud storage services protect against crashing disk drives. The issue is that hacking, software errors and plain admin finger trouble pose much more serious threats to data today.

In this whitepaper, we observe the key aspects you have to take under consideration while implementing efficient backup and disaster recovery procedures in the cloud environment.

We discuss:

  • Key aspects of image-based backup to the cloud
  • The obstacles you have to confront while backing up to the cloud
  • Restore and disaster recovery from images