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Bare Metal Restore in the Cloud: A How-to-Guide

Online backup solutions have a ton of advantages

  • They all automatically combine disaster recovery with backup, since the backups are stored offsite at the cloud provider’s data center.
  • The better cloud backup options completely automate both backup and restore, removing what historically has been a complex, order-and process-intensive, manual task.
  • The very best-in-class solutions will automatically create rich version histories, and also provide you with a secured, online replica copy of your data, that you can access from anywhere using just an Internet browser.
  • However, these solutions, no matter how robust, cannot circumvent the laws of physics. The reality is that you will be using your Internet connection as a conduit to move large data sets. This prescribes slightly modified best practices, including reconsidering the benefits of bare metal restores.

    Bare metal restore to dissimilar hardware is a topic of much interest, debate and hype these days, often leaving questions like "it it real?" and "how can I be sure it works before a data recovery event?"

    Cloud backup using modern approaches yields a ton of benefits — lowering costs and simplifying processes — but it does require some different strategies around how to best protect your environment.

    To learn more about the benefits and pitfalls of bare metal restores, as well as the viability and practical ways of using cloud solutions for that purpose, download   Bare Metal Restore in the Cloud: How-to Guide.

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