Find out if you have the best BDR partner for your business

by | Feb 16, 2016 | Business Continuity

Ask these questions to see if you have the right BDR partner supporting your business.

Thinking about a new BDR partner. See how they answer these seven questions.

1. Do you provide a hybrid cloud backup solution?

A hybrid cloud backup solution is optimal to achieve intelligent business continuity as it encapsulates the best of the private and public models to form a feature rich, highly efficient, and affordable system.

2. Can you provide me with instant local virtualization?

Downtime costs you money. Being down for hours is simply unacceptable. Current BDR solutions should allow you to have servers booting instantly locally so that services can be restored and back in the right place in a matter of minutes.

3. Can you provide proof of backup? What proof do you have of successful data backup?

Your BDR partner should be able to provide screenshot verification.

4. Do you virtualize off-site?

It’s imperative you have the peace of mind that their critical business infrastructure can be brought online quickly in the cloud. This allows continuous uptime.

5. Do you deliver an off-site sync method that manages bandwidth?

It’s critical that a BDR partner be able to prioritize if data is local or off-site, thus managing bandwidth to provide greater flexibility, increased reliability–and higher transfer speeds of your off-site backups.

6. Do you have multiple data centers, in geographically diverse locations?

This is important for three reasons. First, it ensures that even if data is removed locally, there is a secure copy off-site that can be restored. Second, it saves money because your local device capacity does not have to cover your entire backup repository. And third, in case of a regionalized disaster, at least one data center location must not be affected.

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7. Do you provide US-based technical support?

If you’re in the middle of a backup or disaster crisis, you need the best technical and customer support available, at the time it’s required.

If you aren’t working with a BDR partner who meets the above criteria, you have the wrong partner. Contact us today.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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