Traditional backup methods, such as tape, disk, or online only, are no longer sufficient. In fact, leading edge business owners are finding them unacceptable, due to their inability to recover data quickly and mitigate downtime. Technological innovations have established a comprehensive new standard, Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC). Only an IBC solution will ensure data protection, data security, instant recovery, mitigate downtime and ensure continuity.


Can take weeks to recover data after a disaster occurs, if the data is recoverable

High risk of failure due to heavy manual administration: 58% of downtime is due to human error.

Difficult to test if a backup is working properly

Time consuming and expensive to make a copy of, and store, backups in multiple locations. 61% of SMBs still ship tapes to an off-site location

Backup speeds are slower

Difficult to prioritize important data, files and applications

Physical to virtual conversions can be time consuming and have a high failure rate

Data and backups are at risk when based in only one location, either local OR in the cloud

Limited options for encrypting data, may not pass industry regulations (i.e., HIPAA, SOX)

Tape failure rates can exceed 50%

Potential for theft or loss of media

Perceived cost savings are deceiving–average cost of downtime is $163,674 per hour


Downtime after a disaster is reduced to hours, minutes, or even seconds

Fully automated backup process—very little manual management required

Automated screenshots are taken of each image-based backup, to verify a successful backup

Each image-based backup is automatically saved in multiple loca- tions for redundancy; local appliance and secure data centers

Quick and efficient transfer of files to off-site data centers, even with low bandwidth or busy networks

Critical data can be prioritized, to be transferred offsite first

Instant virtualization in mere seconds, due to both proprietary technology and already saved VMDKs

Avoid risk of downtime from a local disaster, as backups are stored in both local device AND secure cloud

AES 256 and SSL key-based encryption ensures data is safe both at rest and in transit, to meet industry regulations (ie. HIPAA, SOX)

Minimal risk of corrupted backups or data loss

Off-site backups stored in SSAE16 Type II data centers, ensuring security

The ability to keep your business running in the event of disaster has immeasurable value