Data Backup

Meet Today’s Data Backup and Restore Challenges

Rely on a backup architecture that’s fast enough to back up and restore data when it matters most, yet big enough to consolidate your data silos—including your backup appliances.

Data Restore in a Flash

Powered by Pure Storage FlashBlade® systems, Rapid Restore dramatically increases the speed of data restoration without the need to change your backup software.

Choose Reliable Data Backup and Recovery

Legacy purpose-built backup appliances aren’t helping you meet your data-protection SLAs. FlashBlade delivers Rapid Restore for production and test/dev workloads with up to 270 TB/hr data-recovery performance.

Mitigate Ransomware Attacks with Backups

Lost opportunities. Lost productivity. Lost customer confidence. Your business is too valuable to be held hostage by ransomware. Learn how to mitigate attacks with FlashBlade and SafeMode snapshots.

Restore Confidently with Leading Partners

Rapid Restore with FlashBlade integrates with a diverse portfolio of backup software partners and complements a wide range of data-protection architectures. Avoid rip and replace of your existing backup product or changing your operations.

What is backup and restore?

 Backup and restore is the practice of copying your data periodically so that you can restore it in the wake of a power outage, cyberattack, or other disruption. From snapshots to mirroring, there are many ways for a business to meet its recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs).

People also ask:

1. RTO vs. RPO

How you back up your data and applications matters. It’s about finding the disaster recovery strategy that helps you meet your RTOs and RPOs. So what are they? Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • RTO: The maximum time your business can afford to lose access to the data that powers your apps and operations. It determines how quickly you need your system to recover. 

  • RPO: Refers to the maximum amount of data you can afford to lose. Use this to determine the frequency of your backups.

2. What are some common strategies for backup and restore?

Common backup methods include:

  • Full-image backup: You back up the full image of your data to create a restore point you can instantly roll back to. Because you’re performing a full backup, this technique takes the longest to store.

  • Differential backup: Backs up all changes since the last full-image backup. Restoration only requires two files: the last full-image backup, followed by the most recent differential backup. 

  • Incremental backup: You incrementally back up changes since the last full-image restore point. After a set number of incremental backups, the cycle completes with a full-image backup. Restoration starts with the last full-image backup, followed by incremental backups to the target RPO. 

  • Real-time backup: Also called a continuous backup, this method involves instantly copying every change to your data to a separate storage device. It provides the most granular and comprehensive backup.

3. How do you keep your backups safe from ransomware?

Backing up your files through frequent snapshots and other data-protection methods is a common way to mitigate ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, hackers have realized that if they want to collect a ransom, they’ll need to attack the backups as well. One way to protect your backups from attackers is to use immutable snapshots that cannot be deleted or changed—even if admin credentials are compromised. Learn how Pure Storage FlashBlade SafeMode snapshots address this critical vulnerability.

Don't Take Our Word for It

We work with the best across all industries.

“We don't call it a backup anymore. We call it data protection. We launched FlashBlade for our production systems. It gives us more than just backup and restore.”

Dan Djuric
Vice President of Global Infrastructure and EIS
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