Barracuda Backup: Cloud-integrated Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is a low-cost, subscription-based backup and disaster recovery service for small and medium-size businesses. The Barracuda Backup solution can include a physical, purpose-built Barracuda appliance or a virtual, software-based appliance with similar functionality but which uses your own storage hardware. Barracuda Backup protects critical business data generated on-premises, at one or more remote sites, or in the cloud. For disaster preparedness, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), or to any private location you designate. A simple-to-operate and web-accessible management and reporting console makes it easy to administer and monitor all backup, replication, retention and recovery processes in real time.
Key features of Barracuda Backup include:
Capabilities of Barracuda Backup
Barracuda Backup offers small and mid-size organizations a full-featured data protection solution by providing advanced capabilities in the areas of backup, recovery and management. Barracuda Backup protects the most popular operating systems, the most widely used versions of Hyper-V and VMware, and cloud-hosted Microsoft applications. Mission-critical servers can be backed up as often as every 15 minutes to support a low Recovery Point Objective (RPO). Replication to offsite datacenters and to the cloud facilitate disaster recovery and offer deployment options to suit any SMB.
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Secure Backup and Replication
Barracuda Backup utilizes a physical or virtual (software-based) onsite appliance that securely and automatically replicates data offsite. Local backup allows fast restores, and offsite replication supports disaster recovery.
Barracuda Backup Deduplication
Deduplication is a data compression technique that plays a critical role in any modern backup and recovery solution. Deduplication works by comparing incoming data blocks with backup data that has already been stored. Deduplication algorithms remove redundant incoming data blocks and substitute a concise reference to the data already stored. Barracuda Backup Agents (BBAs) deduplicate and compress local data, including Hyper-V VHD files, on the client-side host server before transmitting the deduplicated data to the physical or virtual Barracuda Backup appliance. By preventing redundant data from being sent to the Barracuda Backup appliance for processing, so-called source-based dedpulication reduces LAN network traffic and significantly shortens the backup window.
To backup VMware virtual disks, Barracuda Backup takes advantage of VMware's VADP technology, using Changed Block Tracking to avoid sending redundant data chunks to Barracuda Backup appliances.
How Progent Can Help You with Barracuda Backup
Progent's Microsoft-certified Hyper-V consultants and VMware-certified vSphere and vCenter experts can assist your business to design, install and manage a data backup and disaster recovery solution powered by Barracuda Backup. Progent's Exchange consultants can help you use Barracuda Backup to protect your Exchange Server deployment, and Progent's Amazon AWS hybrid cloud consulting experts can help you set up your AWS account to replicate and restore critical data. Progent's Disaster Recovery consultants can show you how Barracuda Backup's offsite and cloud replication capability can protect your vital business data and get you up and running fast in the event of a natural or human-made disaster, a ransomware attack, or any other catastrophic event. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can evaluate the security and compliance of your backup ecosystem and can help you leverage affordable tools and smart processes and policies to survive in today's increasingly dangerous IT environment.
Zero-Downtime Solutions Offered by Progent
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco consulting experts can help your business to implement an efficient, high-availability environment that resolves critical issues encompassing a broad array of networking solutions and processes including:
Workplace Recovery Planning
Progent's business continuity consultants can help you create a workplace recovery strategy in order to restore network functionality in the event of an IT network catastrophe. Progent can assist you to create a complete disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-authorized consultants can also show you how to build an affordable, fault-tolerant network solution that takes into account reliability issues covering a wide array of network technologies and processes. For more information, go to Disaster Recovery Consulting.
CRISC-Premier IT Risk Control
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification program was established by ISACA to validate an IT professional's skills to plan, deploy, and support IS control mechanisms to reduce risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to help you to create and execute a workplace continuity plan based on industry best practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to align with your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and IT budget. For more information, visit CRISC-Certified network risk management specialists.
Windows Server 2019 High Availability Failover Clustering
Windows Server 2019 introduced significant improvements in scale, performance, management, security and compliance, app compatibility, Linux support, Kubernetes technology, and hybrid integration of local and cloud resources. Headline enhancements of Windows Server 2019 include Windows Admin Center for centralizing the management of hybrid on-premises/cloud resources, System Insights for taking advantage of modern predictive analytics to manage on-premises environments, Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard for host-intrusion prevention, container networking with Kubernetes, Cluster Sets for creating and managing massive non-stop scale-out clusters, and Storage Migration Service for simplifying the upgrade process from outdated versions of Windows Server. For details, visit Windows Server 2019 Fault-tolerant Failover Clustering Consulting.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery/business continuity experts can assist your organization to plan and deploy a disaster recovery system based on Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering tools such as Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade for non-disruptive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for crash-consistent recovery, Storage Spaces Direct for high-performance network-attached storage using industry-standard equipment, VM Load Balancing for improving the speed and fault-tolerance of Failover Clusters while reducing capital investment and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for fast, economical creation of a stretch cluster quorum witness. To read more, go to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Expertise.
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager is an extension to VMware vCenter that allows you to specify, automate and test a consistent runbook for recovering applications and services quickly after an outage. SRM provides centrally controlled and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-disruptive site migration, failback and re-protect. Site Recovery Manager also supports non-intrusive testing for site recovery, upgrades and fixes and can generate audit reports to confirm complete service restoration, validate Service Level Agreements and demonstrate disaster recovery compliance. Progent can provide the skills of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consulting expert to help you to plan, deploy, test and manage a DR system based on VMware Site Recovery Manager.
NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Platform
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery platform that combines failover storage clustering along with continual replication to provide rapid, zero RPO disaster recovery (DR) between sites that are as far as 185 miles apart from each other. Progent can provide the skills of a NetApp MetroCluster consultant who can assist you to plan, configure, administer, update, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery system built around NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to select an architecture for your MetroCluster environment that aligns with your functional needs and IT budget. Progent can ensure you adhere to leading practices for configuring your MetroCluster environment by delivering help with procedures like assigning disk pools and shelf IDs, arranging aggregate layout, provisioning FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, installing Cisco and Brocade switches, designing a tiebreaker mechanism, designing a configuration replication network, and verifying your MetroCluster disaster recovery system to prove adherence with industry standards and government mandates.
Network Load Balancing
Progent provides fault tolerant load balancing support that addresses system load balancing, load balanced programs, network infrastructure routing, and content dispatching technology such as F5 Networks 3DNS. High availability load balancing products for which Progent offers consulting expertise include Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Server Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Access Gateway, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Content Distribution Manager and ACNS, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. For more information, visit Fault Tolerant Load Balancing.
High-Availability Data Centers
Progent's Data Center consultants can help you identify zero-downtime data centers that meet the specific requirements of your company. Fault tolerant colocation sites are especially appealing to small and mid-size businesses due to of their low cost and simplified logistics in comparison to pursuing a do-it-yourself strategy. Trying to create an on-site data center that offers even a basic degree of fault tolerance is too expensive for the majority of small companies. Progent can help you get all the benefits of non-stop Internet data centers by offering a complete range of engineering and maintenance services. To learn more, visit Fault Tolerant Data Centers Consulting.
Non-stop Interoffice Connectivity
Progent's inter-site connectivity engineers can help companies achieve zero-downtime multi-site connectivity solutions via fully redundant networks with transparent failover. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can design and implement ultra-reliable Inter-office connections supported by non-stop EIGRP routers or fault tolerant OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how redundant connections and automatic fail-over can provide affordable 24x7 interoffice networking. To learn more, go to High-Availability Inter-office Connectivity.
Fault Tolerant Internet Access
Progent's Cisco-authorized IT experts can show you how to create an economical, high availability Internet connection solution that can deliver 24x7 Internet access through a broad array of fault tolerant Internet network technologies including fault tolerant BGP, transparent fail-over, and redundant Internet Service Providers. Progent can provide Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert consultants to show you how to utilize the most advanced techniques for high availability Internet access to create a cost-effective, completely redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other capabilities to create fault tolerant Internet availability. To read more, see Fault Tolerant Internet Connectivity Architecture.
Backup and Restore Solutions Consulting and Support Services
Progent can provide affordable online access to consultants with expertise in a wide range of utilities and technologies that provide solutions for protecting Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux/UNIX physical and virtual servers and desktops plus notebooks and smartphones. Progent can provide consulting support for all major data protection products such as Acronis Backup and Recovery, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist, HP Data Protector, Double-Take Backup, MozyPro, Retrospect for Macintosh, Time Machine, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), and Oracle Solaris FLARs. Progent's consultants can assist you to install, enhance, or troubleshoot backup/restore systems for a range of topologies including on-premises, remote, cloud-based, or a mix. To learn more, go to Backup and Recovery Solutions Consulting Services.
System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Data Recovery Consulting
Progent's certified System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) engineers can assist your company to develop an effective workplace recovery plan, implement a cost-effective high-availability IT architecture, install a Microsoft SCDPM-based backup and recovery solution, thoroughly test your system, educate your IT personnel or local service providers how to maintain System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide complete information technology outsourcing services including remote hosting of System Center Data Protection Manager servers in Progent's data center facility. To find out more, go to System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Consulting Services.
ProSight Data Protection Services Altaro VM Backup Software for Backup and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup offers small businesses a dependable and budget-friendly platform for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-powered virtual machines. Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in local, remote, multi-site, and cloud environments and also enables cost-effective backup to Azure Block Blob storage. Progent is a certified Altaro partner and can provide a wide array of remote or on-premises consulting services to assist you to design, install, manage and troubleshoot a modern backup and disaster recovery solution based on Altaro VM Backup. With ProSight DPS Altaro VM Backup, Progent delivers a managed backup/recovery service powered by on Altaro VM Backup. To learn more, see Altaro VM Backup consulting services.
ProSight DPS 365 Total Backup Solutions for Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 offers simple archiving but does not have native support for vital data protection capabilities such as Exchange Online backups or greater than 30-day point-in-time data recovery for OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online. Hornetsecurity's 365 Total Backup (previously named Altaro O365 Backup) delivers a feature-rich platform for automatic backup and rapid restoration of all your company's M365 mailboxes, Teams Chats, SharePoint documents, OneDrive for Business data, and content on Windows desktops and laptops. Progent is a certified Hornetsecurity/Altaro partner and has designed ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) 365 Total Backup to provide comprehensive management services for Hornetsecurity's 365 Total Backup product. ProSight Data Protection Services 365 Total Backup provides an affordable backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution that protects M365 apps against data loss or corruption caused by human or system error, malicious deletion, and cyber assaults like ransomware. To find out more, see ProSight DPS 365 Total Backup solutions for Microsoft 365.
Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO
ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO provide small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly price, ProSight DPS ECHO automates and monitors your backup processes and allow rapid recovery of critical data, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged due to component failures, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO to to comply with government and industry regulatory requirements like HIPAA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can assist you to restore your business-critical data. Learn more about ProSight DPS ECHO managed backup.
ProSight DPS 360 Backup Services
Progent can help you to design, deploy and troubleshoot a backup/restore solution based on MSP360 technology. MSP360 enables file or image backup/recovery for virtual machines and physical computers, supports all leading public clouds, and permits businesses to build a data protection solution with a low Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and a defined RPO. With ProSight DPS 360 Backup, Progent offers comprehensive monitoring and remote management of your backup system to protect against data loss resulting from user miscues, system errors, ill-intentioned insiders, and external attacks such as ransomware. To read more, go to ProSight Data Protection Services 360 Backup solutions.
Consulting Services Double-Take Solutions for Backup and Recovery
Double-Take Software publishes a selection of products designed to deliver small businesses a variety of affordable alternatives for backing up and restoring business-critical workloads including Exchange, Microsoft SQL, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft SharePoint. Progent's disaster recovery planning consultants have in-depth experience integrating Double-Take Software products into small business IT networks to create a high state of availability and disaster recovery readiness at a budget-friendly cost. To learn more, visit Consulting Services Double-Take Software for Backup.
Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Partner and offers high-level application support for a wide variety of business software programs, Progent can help customers to arrive at complete information technology solutions that substantially enhance the productivity of your IT network. As a Registered Partner with Cisco, Progent offers the support of certified consultants and specialists with experience in architecting, deploying and managing infrastructure solutions built on Cisco technology. The extent of Progent's technical experience and Progent's appreciation for the requirements of small businesses make Progent the perfect partner for building and running a cost-effective, fault-tolerant network.
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