Tape-based backup systems are an obsolete technology. Hard-disk based backup solutions are now available, yet remain virtually unknown to the general IT professional public.
The benefits to Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) derived from getting rid of tape and going to disk-storage backups are causing IT professionals to investigate new solutions and re-think their disaster-recovery deployment models.
A staggering 76.5% of IT professionals plan to change the way they do backups over the next 18 months [August 2005].
And it is no surprise. Despite their market dominance and advertising hype, Tape-based systems have not made-good on their claims of capacity and reliability, nor in their ability to keep-pace with the vast improvements in disk technologies. IT professionals and business owners are frustrated with the lack of comprehensive backup solutions in the marketplace.
Backup for Workgroups™ by Lockstep Systems, Inc., is a Windows-based "backup-to-disk" (B2D) software solution that is highly scalable. Backup for Workgroups™ can backup and restore Windows PCs, Windows servers, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL databases, and Linux Samba shared data-volumes. It provides options for individual file recovery, "roll-back-in-time" features for files, folders, and entire Windows systems, and complete "bare metal" restore options; all using high-speed, high-capacity, hard disks. Its modular approach allows the IT professional to design a custom-deployed solution to fit their specific needs.
"Backup 2 Disk Now!" presents a cutting-edge, advanced design and scalability guide to backing up to hard disk with the Backup for Workgroups™ software. Illustrations and design tips allows the reader to customize a design tailored to their own infrastructure and departmental needs.
You need this book if you are an IT professional, business owner, partner, CIO, or IT manager responsible for data protection and business operations continuity.