Companies are progressively moving to server virtualization as a way to trim down IT costs and to improvise the manageability of their IT infrastructure. However, virtualization can even lead to a single point of failure, if the hosting provider’s systems are not appropriately managed, or the storage itself gets faulty. The situation can be catastrophic and can have distressing sway on various systems. Hence, ascertaining protection, recovery and, availability of data, virtual Private server environment becomes a mandate for the companies.
Major Challenges Faced by Companies for Protecting Virtual Servers
For successful implementation of backup and disaster recovery strategy, it is indispensable to ensure that the technologies that are implemented are robust and systematically address the challenges in your environment. To safeguard virtual servers from failures the opted solution must be able to meet all the set recovery objectives. These challenges include apt level of protection, granular recoveries, managing bulk amount of data and backup. One of the major benefits of virtualization is portability, which helps IT teams to maintain disaster recovery sites.
Here, in this blog, you will get to know about the right protection level that helps in safeguarding Virtual Private Servers Hosting:
Host-based Virtual Machine Backups: Host based VM backups allow to de-couple operating systems and workloads from the core hardware on which they’re running, which further helps to shield the complete host server and the VMs running on that host. This host system may or may not be able to provide granular restoration of VM data.
Guest-based Virtual Machine Backups: Guest based VM backups protect individual VMs from unwanted flaws, also, such backups help in granular restoration of VM data. However, the restoration process completely depends on the kind of application.
Application-based Backups: This type of protection level safeguards individual applications that are running on the VM. Application level backups offer granular restoration of application-specific data, running on VMs.
Enhanced Availability: This offers the robust application recovery time by consistently monitoring IT infrastructure (servers and applications) and robotically failing over to other working VM to prevent an unpredictable outage.
Data Replication: This includes backups and snapshots of up –to-date data on a specified time interval. Even the slightest change in information is effectually captured to avert storage device as a single point of failure. Data replication can be performed offsite or within the organization.
In a nutshell, by implementing appropriate and advanced protection levels in your virtual environment, you can stay ahead of the competition without fearing for unpredictable failures.