Now that we have taken a look at the various ways to back up and recover data, and considered the issue of recovery timing, what are the other factors that influence the cost of retrieving your backed-up data? This is an important question, especially when many mass market vendors offer customers pricing for backing up their data. Yet when it comes to actually recovering that backed-up data, it’s an entirely different story that ends with a significant price tag.

Cost of Data Recovery

In our previous blog How Long Does it Take to Recover Data?, we touched on Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO), and these two factors, plus the volume of data, certainly influence the cost of getting operations up and running.

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Before examining recovery costs, it is important to first look at the business cost of losing data. Whether you have a small business or a large corporation, having a disaster recovery plan has become increasingly essential. At the same time, disaster recovery budgets have not kept up with the growing incidences of disaster, such as natural disasters and weather events, cybercrimes and other business threats.

A Veeam study estimated the cost of mission-critical application downtime at $130,000 per hour while a Gartner Research report estimates that amount as high as $300,000 and up for larger companies. It certainly goes without saying that businesses – no matter what their size – can no longer afford to do nothing.

The Cost-Efficient Cloud

Cloud disaster recovery increasingly is looked at as a way to maximize data protection in an affordable manner. One of the great advantages of backing up to the cloud is that your data is protected offsite and it’s accessible virtually from any location. You don’t need to worry about relocating to another facility, paying for another facility or excessive employee time.

There is, however, a risk to using the cloud only to back up data. When a business does not also replicate data, it can take weeks to recover data—and that doesn’t even begin to cover the costs associated with replacing servers, networking and finding a disaster recovery site. With Veeam’s disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), an organization can run instances of its applications in the provider’s cloud, such as with Veeam Cloud Connect, offered by EDSI Veeam Extreme. DRaaS eliminates these needs while providing much faster recovery times.

EDSI + Veeam Cloud Connect – DR Solutions With No Cost Surprises

Veeam defines DRaaS by offering it as part of a comprehensive availability strategy, providing a consistent user experience and reducing overall cost to protect your data (backup + replication + cloud). Veeam Cloud Connect replication makes cloud-based DR efficient with no hidden costs.

Unlike other solutions, Veeam Cloud Connect will not only manage data replication for disaster recovery, but this comprehensive DRaaS solution will also manage the network connections between two sites, regardless of their physical location. This eliminates networking complexity, and the high cost and headaches associated with reconfiguring networks for DR testing or full or partial failover, by preserving the communication between running replica VMs.

Veeam Cloud Connect Replication is a fast, secure, cloud-based DR solution that brings Veeam’s cloud technology to the next level. EDSI will work with customers on customizing a Veeam Cloud Connect solution with pricing that fits their data needs and RTPO terms. Through Veeam we offer:

  • Affordable and efficient, imaged-based replication for true DR 

  • Simple, straightforward pricing 

  • Disaster recovery for any workload—Efficient, cost-effective and storage, application and OS-agnostic

  • Advanced networking capabilities—Veeam handles the networking for you without any complex setup or VPN—one of the biggest challenges of DR testing and failover

Veeam Backup and Replication Pricing

EDSI hosts complete, off-site backup and recovery services with Cloud Connect, Veeam’s technology that makes it easy to connect to repositories in the cloud and efficiently maintain off-site copies of backups.

With Veeam Backup on Cloud Connect, you can accomplish secure, reliable cloud-based disaster recovery and off-site backup, bundled together at a reasonable cost. Our backup and replication pricing is based on storage and memory.

To learn more about Veeam backup and recovery solutions from EDSI, contact us today.