Overview of ShadowProtect backup and disaster recovery software

What is StorageCraft ShadowProtect?
StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® sector-level backup software backs up your organisation's whole Windows IT environment. In addition to reliably backing up everything from systems to data, ShadowProtect software enables swift recovery from disaster as well as headache-free system migration.

What is ShadowProtect Server, and who should use it?

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Server software provides enterprise-level backup and disaster recovery, data protection, and managed system migration for Windows servers. Whether you oversee an IT department at a company or offer IT services to multiple business clients, your ShadowProtect Server software enables you to get servers back online as quickly as possible and avoid business disruption.

ShadowProtect Server is one part of the StorageCraft Recovery Solution™. This solution provides you with the products and services you need to recover your Windows IT environment anytime and anywhere, and from any disaster, great or small.

ShadowProtect Server software creates sector-level backup images of your Windows server disk drives. A sector-level backup image is a point-in-time representation of your disk drive and therefore includes not just data but also the operating system, applications, services, and configuration settings. Because your backup image contains everything on your server, when you need to recover its drive, you can do so in minutes rather than hours or days.

ShadowProtect Server helps you meet your company's recovery objectives
Servers are crucial to your organisation's everyday operations. Should a server die, how would that impact your business? How much money could be lost in revenue and productivity per hour that the server isn't functioning?

Recovery time objective (RTO) is a calculation of the maximum allowable downtime after which the consequences of being down are unacceptable. Reduce the gap between RTO and the recovery time actual (RTA, the time it actually takes your IT team to get servers functioning), and that's money in your company's pocket.

ShadowProtect Server software features flexible recovery options to help you meet (or beat) your RTO by reducing the time that systems and data are offline.

ShadowProtect lets you:-
• Rapidly access individual data files and folders
• Restore to the same or different hardware or a virtual environment in a matter of minutes
• Boot a backup image as a virtual machine (VM) for a quick, temporary fix

ShadowProtect Server software can also help you with your business's recovery point objective (RPO, the maximum amount of data over time that might be lost). How much data can your company afford to lose (or afford to re-enter)? Eight hours' worth of data? Two hours' worth? Even less?

You can schedule ShadowProtect Server to continually take incremental backup images (these images record just the changes to the drive since the last backup image). You can schedule incremental backup images to happen as often as every 15 minutes, so that your company is never at risk of losing more than a few minutes of data.

Vital protection of your Windows IT environment Common scenarios for which administrators, technicians, and other IT pros use ShadowProtect Server:

• Recovering data such as files and folders
• Performing bare metal recovery after a server failure
• Restoring to the same hardware after a system error causes a server crash
• Migrating to new hardware or virtual environment
• Testing new applications prior to introducing them into your production server environment
• Testing your business's disaster recovery plan

ShadowProtect for NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER

NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER is a complete backup and recovery appliance designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Next-generation file-system technology guarantees integrity of backups, efficient use of storage capacity, and minimal impact to computing resources. With ReadyRECOVER, incremental snapshots instantly generate full backups, which can be independently used to quickly and reliably restore files and folders or recover full Windows-based systems to any platform, physical or virtual.

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