The SMB’s Perspective of Data Backup from a Managed Service Provider

SMBs are implementing Big Data strategies to stay competitive in a global market. Interestingly, the SMB is able to react to, and be more successful in, adopting new technologies than their big company competitors.

The SMB has a more simple corporate structure. This enables employees to make decisions and act quickly without bureaucratic toll gates, as larger companies have. The SMB also does not have the culture that often answers questions that arise from new ideas with ” we tried that and it did not work.” This agility gives the SMB an edge through accelerated innovation. redphone

With the implementation of Big Data comes the need for sophisticated Data Backup and Recovery procedures. Although the SMB is nimble, the SMB also has the challenge of a limited IT staff. The old method of passing the responsibility of Backup and Recovery to the newest and most junior IT staff person is no longer an option when mission-critical data is now in a combination of structured and unstructured complex formats. The need for a comprehensive data backup strategy becomes more critical to the business, while the implementation of that strategy becomes more complex.

The SMB will look to the cloud for an answer to their backup needs. However, as Spiceworks reports on “How SMB’s are backing up“, 28% of the SMBs that are avoiding the cloud are avoiding it because they perceive a lack of control of data/security issues. This concern generally comes from the understanding that remote backup processes provided by an MSP require the data to leave the SMB’s network.

This is not necessarily the case. Salvus Data Consultants is a Data Backup/Recovery Managed Service Provider that does not require the data to leave the customer’s network unless the SMB wants the data to be stored offsite. The data can remain within the customer’s network or deployed off site at the customer’s chosen location, while the processes are managed in the cloud.

The benefit gained by deploying the data backup processes in the cloud is having the management of the data backup and recovery performed and scheduled remotely by data consultants that specialize in this field. An additional benefit is to remove the burden from the already stretched IT staff. This addresses the concern that holds back an SMB from proceeding with using an MSP Cloud solution to implement comprehensive BIG Data Backup/Recover processes. 

Salvus Data Consultants Provides Tivoli Storage Manager Through a Managed Service

Salvus Data uses IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) to help you meet your disaster recovery and regulatory requirements. Salvus Data performs all data backup and recovery management functions remotely as a Managed Service (MSP). This allow the experts in Data Backup at Salvus Data to be on your team, freeing up your IT staff to focus on their mission-critical activities.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

As we stated in a previous blog post called Considerations In The Analysis of a Data Backup and Recovery Process“The design of the Data Backup process has multiple dimensions. These multiple dimensions must all be considered when designing the process, handling of exceptions and the physical network to support the backup and restore process. ”

To effectively accommodate these multiple dimensions, Salvus Data uses Tivoli Storage Manager because of its;

  • Backup and recovery management – A single administrator interface allows configuration, monitoring, reporting and backup/recovery execution across the entire complex IT environment.
  • Hierarchical storage management – Enables policy-based management of file backup and archiving, with automatic migration of data between tiers of storage. This feature reduces storage media requirements and administrative costs associated with managing data.
  • Scalability – Manage as many as four billion data objects in a single Tivoli Storage Manager server.
  • Advanced data reduction – Combines progressive incremental backup, source and target data deduplication, compression and tape management. This advanced technology cuts data storage costs, decreases environmental requirements and simplifies administration.

Salvus Data Consultants is a proven leader in TSM Managed Services. They assist your business in controlling costs and eliminate inefficiencies by aligning business unit priorities with IT capabilities, helping your business achieve the objectives that are essential for your growth.

Salvus Data Consultants centrally monitors and manages your backup environments more cost-effectively and with increased service levels. Contact them to better understand the advantage of having your Data Backup and Recovery plans managed remotely by a leading TSM integrator offering a range of backup solutions and services. Call 903-201-7233

Offsite Data Backup Should Not Be A Distraction

Executing an effective backup strategy should not distract from the IT department’s main focus of managing a quality environment. Data backups should be performed efficiently to ensure recovery, if ever needed, is quick and successful.

Salvus Data offsite backupWhy is  backup of the enterprise’s data storage more complex than sometimes expected. One of the reasons is because all data is not the same. The backup of the type of data must be considered.

Data backup and recovery is a learned discipline. Excessive time can be taken away from the main focus of the IT department in learning this discipline. Or, short cuts may be taken that cause severe issues when recovery is necessary. Refer to our post WHEN IS TIME MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY? – DURING DATA RECOVERY.

An offsite data backup process performed by an experienced managed service provider (MSP) offers efficiencies in the backup process and effective recovery of lost, deleted or corrupted data.

Salvus Data is a managed service provider offering an offsite data backup program for businesses. Salvus uses IBM’s Tivoli Storage Management (TSM) to provide optimal results to its customers. Call us to discuss your needs and see how we can help. 903-201-7233