Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for Small and Medium Business Daron E. Clay, CTO Information Technology Architect ZeroMachine.net LLC Email: declay@

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Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for Small and Medium Business Daron E. Clay, CTO Information Technology Architect ZeroMachine.net LLC Email: declay@ Powered By Docstoc
					AdvancedData Protection
  andDisaster Recovery
 for Small and Medium Business




         Daron E. Clay, CTO
     Information Technology Architect
           ZeroMachine.net LLC

         Email: declay@zeromachine.net
        Web: http://www.zeromachine.net
                      Seminar Agenda
Data Protection
● SMB Computing Infrastructures
● Hard Drive Jeopardy

● On­site: Backup/Recovery

● On­site: Continuous Data Protection

● Off­site: Backup/Recovery

● Multiple Recovery Methods and Sources




Disaster Recovery
● Threats and Typical Recovery Scenarios
● DR Planning: RTO and RPO

● Off­site Business Continuity




Virtualization: THE Silver Bullet
● Basic concepts
● Virtualized Computing

● Advanced Data Protection: Image and File level backups

● The REAL DR Capability: Practical and verifiable.
                              Small Business
                            I/T Infrastructure
                                   Remote                                          Standard Data Protection Strategy:
                                 Notebook PC                             Remote
                                                                         Desktop
                                                     Remote                PC
                                                                                             ● Key applications and data 
                                                     Display
                                                     Protocol                                   centralized on server.

                                                                                    Client PC's store key data on server 
                                                                                   ●


                                                   Internet                          and/or synchronize upon log off.
                                                  Connection
                                                                                        External USB disk or tape unit for 
                                                                                       ●


                                                                                                nightly backup.

External              Notebook
                                                                                       ●    Periodic  manual rotation off­site.
Storage (Backup)         PC
                                                     Firewall
                                                                     Desktop
                                                                       PC
              Tape Backup



        Server                                          Desktop      Desktop
                                                          PC           PC
         Critical                       Desktop
         business data                    PC
Raid
Array    and applications

                     Medical Office                       Notebook
                                                             PC
             Hard Drive Jeopardy

     Circuitry Failure/ Head Crash
                                     Power Consumption/Heat Dissipation



                                               Data Loss if Not Backed Up


       Stolen
                                                        Lost Time/Productivity
                                                        if required to recover
Sensitive Data Compromised

                                                        Legal Requirements
   Infected with Virus/Malware                          for Data Security and
                                                        Retention.
        On-Site: Backup/Recovery

                                                                               Standard On­site Backup Types:

      Notebook
                                  Desktop
                                    PC                    Notebook             1) File Level
         PC                                                  PC                     ● Steaming to SCSI tape drive

                                                                                        ● Streaming to USB disk

                   Desktop                    Desktop                            ● Server only or PC's and Server?
                     PC                         PC
                                                                                 ● Tape – slow but portable/rotation

                                                                     Desktop         ● Disk – fast but less rotation
                                                                       PC
                                                                                           ● Full/delta backups

                                                                                ● Periodic  manual rotation off­site.


                             Server
                                                                               2) Full Image
                                                                                  ● Capture of the entire machine
                     Raid
                     Array                                                          ● Great for disaster recovery


                   Critical                                                    ● May be highly problematic if original 
                                            Tape Backup
                   business data
                   and applications
                                                                                 machine is destroyed or replaced.

External
Storage (Backup)




                        Medical Office
     On-Site:                                          Continuous Data Replication


                                                                                      Continuous Data Replication:

      Notebook
                                   Desktop
                                     PC                          Notebook             1) Hardware appliance that allows 
                                                                                      ●

         PC                                                         PC
                                                                                        instant backups (replication) of 
                                                                                           each file as it is modified.
                   Desktop                        Desktop                             ● Periodically snapshots state for 
                     PC                             PC
                                                                                            multiple recover points
                                                                            Desktop   ● Usually implemented in addition 
                                                                              PC
                                                                                         to standard backup/recovery 
                                                                                                    products.
                              Server

                     Raid
                     Array


                   Critical         Replication              Tape Backup
                   business data
                   and applications

External
Storage (Backup)
                                             CDP Appliance



                        Medical Office
        Off-Site: Backup/Recovery
                        Employee
  Off­site                                          Online
                         House                   Data Backup 
Tape Storage                                       Provider


                                                                                        Disaster Recovery Services
  Sneaker NET

                                                                       Internet           ZeroMachine.net         Cloud
                                                                                                                 Services
                                                                      Connection          Data Center


                                                                                   Off­Site: Backup/Recovery Considerations
     External               Notebook
     Storage (Backup)          PC                                                   ●  Sneaker NET tape media or disk units
                                                    Firewall
                                                                                       ● Use Tape off­site storage provider
                                                                        Desktop
                                                                          PC        ● Use Online­Backup/Recovery Provider 
                   Tape Backup
                                                                                              ● Security concerns?

                                                                                            ● DR Plan? Is it testable?


             Server                                     Desktop         Desktop
                                                          PC              PC
               Critical                Desktop
               business data             PC
     Raid
     Array     and applications

                           Medical Office                  Notebook
                                                              PC
       Multiple Recovery Sources
                        Employee
  Off­site                                               Online
                         House                        Data Backup 
Tape Storage                                            Provider


                                                                                             Disaster Recovery Services
  Sneaker NET                           3                                          3

                                                                            Internet            ZeroMachine.net           Cloud
                                                                                                                         Services
                                                                           Connection           Data Center


                                                                                        Multiple Recovery Sources
     External
     Storage (Backup)
                          1          Notebook
                                        PC                                               (1) Near­line File level backups
                                                         Firewall
                                                                             Desktop    (2) Image level backups (on­site/off­site)
                     Tape Backup
                                                                               PC
                                                                                        (3) Off­site file and image backups
                                                                                        (either physical media or cloud provider)
                                                                                                             ●


             Server                                          Desktop         Desktop
                                                               PC              PC
                 Critical                   Desktop
                 business data                PC
     Raid
     Array       and applications


             2                Medical Office                    Notebook
                                                                   PC
                                  Disaster Recovery
                        Employee
  Off­site                                            Online
                         House                     Data Backup 
Tape Storage                                         Provider


                                                                                          Disaster Recovery Services
  Sneaker NET

                                                                         Internet            ZeroMachine.net         Cloud
                                                                                                                    Services
                                                                        Connection           Data Center


                                                                                     Disaster Scenarios
     External                      Notebook
     Storage (Backup)                 PC
                                                      Firewall                       (1) Natural or Human induced catastrophe 
                                                                          Desktop
                                                                            PC       (2) Data Deletion/Corruption
                   Tape Backup
                                                                                     (3) Physical hardware failure


             Server                                       Desktop         Desktop
                                                            PC              PC
               Critical                  Desktop
               business data               PC
     Raid
     Array     and applications

                           Medical Office                    Notebook
                                                                PC
               Disaster Recovery
                 Core Concepts


● RTO = Recovery Time Objective
● RPO = Recovery Point Objective

● Develop a scenario based Disaster Recovery Plan
● Using experienced consultants/service providers.

● Integrate DR Plan into the larger Business Continuity Plan.

● Exercise the DR Plan – make it real (not just theoretical)!
Off-site Business Continuity
             Employee
                         Notebook
                            PC       Internet                             Server
                                                                                                   Raid
              House
                                    Connection
                                                                                                   Array



                                                               Firewall
                                                                                    Desktop     Desktop
                                                                                      PC          PC
  Notebook
     PC
                                     Internet
  Alternate Location                Connection
  Notebook          Notebook
                                                              ZeroMachine.net                  Cloud
                                                                                              Services

                                                              Data Center
     PC                PC




                                                 Limited Off­site Remote Operations

                                                 ●  Employees able to run core applications and get to 
                                                  critical data remotely in the event of a true disaster. 
                                                        ● Unique capability provided exclusively by 


                                                                   ZeroMachine.net LLC
                                                           ● Exercised in reality every 6 months!




                Medical Office
Virtualization: THE Silver Bullet

               Virtualization Concepts:
               ● Many independent virtual computers

               running concurrently on a single physical computer.
               ● Can run any x86 Operating system in the virtual computer

               ● Applications completely compatible

               ● Very high performance

               ● Individual virtual computers are 100% portable and


               can be moved around like files (very large files).
               ● The #1 enabler of simple/cost effective Disaster Recovery.
                     Virtualized Computing
                                                                                                                                             ESX Host #1

                                                                                                                                             ESX Host #2
                             Remote
                           Notebook PC                                                       Remote
                                                                                             Desktop
                                                                   Remote                      PC                               Firewall
                                                                   Display
                                                                   Protocol
                                                                                              Internet                             ZeroMachine.net               Cloud
                                                                                                                                                                Services


                                                                                             Connection                            Data Center

                                                                                                                   Smal Business Virtual Infrastructure

                               Thin Client                                                                                          ●   Virtualize your server(s)!
                                                            Thin Client       Zero Client
                                                                                                        Notebook   ●    Virtualize your PCs! Thin and Zero clients are here!
                                                                                                           PC
                                                                                                                             ● Keep your critical data inside the firewall.
                                                                              Zero Client
                                                                                                                              ● Easily accommodate new requirements.
Virtual
                                        Virtual
Disks     Virtual Server                 PC                                                                                 ● Easily protect all of your critical I/T assets.

                              Virtual             Virtual        Virtual                                Notebook
    Virtual Server                                                                                                               ● Applications, data, and machines.
                               PC                  PC             PC                                       PC



              ESX Host #1

              ESX Host #2
                                                                                   Desktop             Desktop
                              Medical Office                                         PC                  PC
          Advanced Data Protection
                                                                                                                                                Replicated VMs
                                                                                                                           Virtual
                                                                                                                                                                Virtual
                                                                                                                           Disks     Virtual Server              PC
                                                                                                                                                      Virtual             Virtual    Virtual
                                                                                                                               Virtual Server          PC                  PC         PC

                                                                                                                                                ESX Host #1
                             Remote
                           Notebook PC                                                       Remote

             Network                                               Remote
                                                                                             Desktop
                                                                                               PC                             Firewall          ESX Host #2
          Backup Device
                                                                   Display
                                                                   Protocol
                                                                                              Internet                               ZeroMachine.net                                 Cloud
                                                                                                                                                                                    Services


                                                                                             Connection                              Data Center
     Rotate

          ALL VMs – portable disk
                                                                                                                   Advanced Data Protection
             Network
          Backup Device
                               Thin Client                                                                                     ● File and Image level backups.
                                                            Thin Client       Zero Client
                                                                                                        Notebook               ● Multiple days (full and deltas).
                                                                                                           PC
                                                                                                                            ● Independent of physical hardware.
                                                                              Zero Client
                                                                                                                         ● Rotate with inexpensive NAS devices.
Virtual
                                        Virtual
Disks     Virtual Server                 PC                                                                         ● Replicate off­site to ZeroMachine.net data center.

                              Virtual             Virtual        Virtual                                Notebook
    Virtual Server             PC                  PC             PC                                       PC



               ESX Host #1

               ESX Host #2
                                                                                   Desktop             Desktop
                              Medical Office                                         PC                  PC
      Real DR Capability
Virtualization is the key DR enabler for
Small and Medium Business.
On-site and Off-site backup/recovery
should be well managed.
Create a scenario based DR Plan and
make sure you can test and verify that it
works every 6 months.
Consider professional assistance in
developing your DR plan.
     ZeroMachine.net LLC
   Managed Services Summary


Virtual Infrastructure Implementations
Cloud Based Hosting Services
Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Replication and Restoration
Comprehensive I/T Support Contracts
Consulting Engagements