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Cohesity Backup Solutions

Nowadays having data protection together with backup, helps to easily recover them in case something happens, and is indispensable for companies that do not want to suffer attacks on their Infrastructure, which we believe is the case of your company. To prevent attacks, create backups, and keep it safe you need a reliable solution like the one Cohesity offers.

What is backup?

Backup is the process of duplicating data and storing it in a secure place in case of loss or damage. Ideally, this backup copy (often called a snapshot) is immutable, meaning it cannot be altered after it is created to protect against mutations such as ransomware.

We have 3 types of backups:

Full backups – The most basic and complete type of backup. As the name implies, this type of backup makes a copy of all data to a storage device, such as a disk or tape. The primary advantage to performing a full backup during every operation is that a complete copy of all data is available with a single set of media. This results in a minimal time to restore data, a metric known as a recovery time objective. However, the disadvantages are that it takes longer to perform a full backup than other types and it requires more storage space.

Thus, full backups are typically run only periodically. Datacentres that have a small amount of data (or critical applications) may choose to run a full backup daily, or even more often in some cases. Typically, backup operations employ a full backup in combination with either incremental or differential backups.

Incremental backups – An incremental backup operation will result in copying only the data that has changed since the last backup operation of any type. An organization typically uses the modified time stamp on files and compares it to the time stamp of the last backup. Backup applications track and record the date and time that backup operations occur in order to track files modified since these operations.

Because an incremental backup will only copy data since the last backup of any type, an organization may run it as often as desired, with only the most recent changes stored. However, a full backup is required before a backup solution can perform its first incremental backup. Then it can automatically do them based on the last incremental taken. The benefit of an incremental backup is that it copies a smaller amount of data than a full. Thus, these operations will have a faster backup speed, and require less media to store the backup.

Differential backups – A differential backup operation is similar to an incremental the first time it is performed, in that it will copy all data changed from the previous backup. However, each time it is run afterwards, it will continue to copy all data changed since the previous full backup. Thus, it will store more backed up data than an incremental on subsequent operations, although typically far less than a full backup. Moreover, differential backups require more space and time to complete than incremental backups, although less than full backups.

Backup and Recovery

But what good is having a backup solution and not having a quick solution for data recovery if that happens? With Cohesity you have both.
Cohesity Backup and Recovery is a set that unites backup, which is the process of saving and protecting your production data and storing it securely so you have it for later when you need to use it. And recovery, which is the process whereby you retrieve and restore that backup data to your production systems to avoid downtime.
Reliable backups and fast recovery together ensure business continuity and business resilience.

Why is Backup and Recovery Important?

Data powers your organization and your competitive advantage. That's why backup and recovery are important. With a robust backup and recovery strategy — and technology solution — in place, your organization can:

Prevent data loss

The fallout from lost or compromised data ranges from irritating to costly. Businesses can suffer financial penalties as well as loss of customer trust and brand reputation. The main role of backup and recovery is to preserve critical data in case of loss or damage.

Sustain operations

In face of disaster – natural or manmade including a ransomware attack – businesses keep functioning.

Maintain a good customer experience

Lost customer records create business challenges such as reduced customer satisfaction and revenue as well as non-compliance with regulations. Alternatively, rich always-available customer datasets drive greater customer loyalty and, consequently, higher profits.

Keep employees productive

Effective data backup and recovery eliminates wasted time employees must spend rewriting reports, rekeying data, or recalculating spreadsheets when data and files go missing.

Retain historical records

Backing up data allows businesses to build corporate archives of their operations, and in some cases is mandated by industry or government regulations.

Satisfy auditors

Laws differ from one jurisdiction to another, but having important accounting and other financial records backed up, recoverable, and easily accessible for both tax reasons and audits are critical to business operations.

Achieve peace of mind

Whether a hurricane, cybercrime, or system failure, bad things can happen to even the most well-managed companies. Having a robust data backup and recovery strategy, supported by the right technology solution means that your organization can be resilient and weather even the most difficult circumstances.

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