Benefits of Bluelock's Virtual Machine Backup Services.
Completing frequent backups on a regular basis can mitigate the risk of significant downtime and data loss.
Our backup service does not require any software agents to be installed on the virtual machines. This makes memory, CPU and storage space available for more important items.
Backups of applications and data are performed using fast and efficient disk-to-disk technology. This allows the backups to be completed quickly, without performance issues
The disk-to-tape process begins 30 minutes after the full backup completes. While within the physical datacenter and not connected to the backup system, all tape media is stored in a hardened vault.
Once per week tapes are moved from the vault via secure courier to an offsite archival facility managed by Iron Mountain. As the data is written to tape for offsite archival, it is encrypted.
Your operating system and applications are not interrupted or powered down when your backup occurs. Bluelock also suggests that databases are backed up with a secondary solution for further protection.
Bluelock offers two recovery methods:
Bluelock can restore a full virtual machine by overwriting the current production image. Alternatively, Bluelock can restore the VM with an alternate name to preserve the original.
Bluelock can restore the necessary files to an ISO file or they can be provided via FTP.
Virtual Machine Backup Service delivery.
Our disk-to-disk-to-tape process backs up data to a disk for a defined period of time, after which it is moved to tape. This strategy can reduce the backup window and improve RTO.
Ongoing Data Protection
Incremental backups are executed Saturday through Thursday
A synthetic full backup is executed every Friday night
Each full backup is written to tape on a Saturday/Sunday schedule and is subsequently sent to secure offsite storage the following Thursday
Weekly backup tapes kept off-site on a four week rotation
A monthly backup is executed the first Friday of the month
Monthly backups are kept for one year and are stored in a secure offsite location
Bluelock runs a daily report to check the completion status of all backups.