Backup & Recovery solutions

Ninth Dimension believes in the high importance of data for any business. Safeguarding data using best in-class 'Backup and recovery Solutions' by understanding the business needs and challenges is the key.

Backup and recovery solutions provide comprehensive data protection that is as agile as your current and future infrastructure, applications, and workloads. Data Protection IT Environments Protecting from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, with a combination of backup, restore, and disaster recovery capabilities with real-time analytics to meet the scale and flexibility requirements of your most challenging data protection needs, you can confidently deliver business assurance to your organization.

Disk backup, or disk-based backup, is a data backup and recovery method that backs data up to hard disk storage. Disk backups are widely used and can be supplemented by methods such as tape or cloud backup for archiving or disaster recovery (DR). Backups to disk often employ data reduction methods such as deduplication and compression to maximize storage capacity when protecting large amounts of data.

Disk backup is a crucial part of most organization's data protection plans. Organizations rely on backup to preserve critical files and data, guarding against the loss of files through human error, technology failures or natural disasters. Many organizations have a dedicated backup administrator who manages all disk backup appliances, although some may leave the backup process to the application or data owners.

Tape backup is the practice of periodically copying data from a primary storage device to a tape cartridge so the data can be recovered if there is a hard disk crash or failure. Tape backups can be done manually or be programmed to happen automatically with appropriate software.

Tape backup systems exist for needs ranging from backing up the hard disk on a personal computer to backing up large amounts of data storage for archiving and disaster recovery (DR) purposes in a large enterprise. Tape backups can also restore data to storage devices when needed.

Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage device for long-term retention. Archive data consists of older data that remains important to the organization or must be retained for future reference or regulatory compliance reasons. Data archives are indexed and have search capabilities, so files can be located and retrieved.

Archived data is stored on a lower-cost tier of storage, serving as a way to reduce primary storage consumption and related costs. An important aspect of a business's data archiving strategy is to inventory its data and identify what data is a candidate for archiving.

Some archive systems treat archive data as read-only to protect it from modification, while other data archiving products enable writes, as well as reads. For example, WORM (write once, read many) technology uses media that is not rewritable.

Data archiving is most suitable for data that must be retained due to operational or regulatory requirements, such as document files, email messages and possibly old database records.

An information technology disaster recovery plan (IT DRP) should be developed in conjunction with the business continuity plan. Priorities and recovery time objectives for information technology should be developed during the business impact analysis. Technology recovery strategies should be developed to restore hardware, applications and data in time to meet the needs of the business recovery.

Businesses large and small create and manage large volumes of electronic information or data. Much of that data is important. Some data is vital to the survival and continued operation of the business. The impact of data loss or corruption from hardware failure, human error, hacking or malware could be significant. A plan for data backup and restoration of electronic information is essential.

A cloud archive is a service involving vendor storage of client data sets in the vendor’s own infrastructure. Like other cloud services, the cloud archive happens through the web – data gets moved from on-premise, in-house systems to a cloud destination somewhere in the vendor’s network. A cloud archive with data retrieval capability is one of the most basic and fundamental cloud services that vendors provide in today's technology. As cloud services have advanced, cloud archives and other options provide easy, on-demand, scalable services, and are becoming easier and easier to adopt. That's leading a massive trend toward cloud adoption, including contracts for cloud archives and cloud storage. The agreements should contemplate when and how the data will be retrieved from the cloud archive, according to the business needs.