What is a Backup Disaster Recovery Device (BDR)?
At TechQuility, one of our favorite pieces of equipment is our Backup Disaster Recovery Device (BDR). This handy appliance allows us to back up your data into the cloud, provides a test environment (just in case), and eliminates downtime during an emergency.
So what exactly is a BDR and how does it work?
A BDR is a small appliance that lives in your IT room with your servers and other equipment. It automatically backs up your data and stores it offsite in the cloud. Backups are scheduled and happen at regular intervals throughout the day to ensure the BDR
always has the most up-to-date data in the event of an emergency.
However, the main reason we think the BDR is so awesome is that it gives us the ability to get an office back up and running in as little as 5 minutes after a major hardware outage, natural disaster, or other emergency.
The BDR is a replica of the server it’s attached to, and can act as a backup server in the event the real server dies. This means you
don’t have to be down when a hardware component dies on your server. Instead, we can just boot up the server in the cloud, and have your office run from that while the real server is being fixed.
Or, suppose your office is without power. Instead of losing productivity, your office can still function normally, as long as your staff has power at an offsite location, such as their homes. Just like during a hardware failure, we can boot up the server in the cloud, and keep your office producing like normal, even during a power outage.
The BDR also has some really great administrative tools, which allows us to ensure things are always running smoothly and optimally. With all these great features, it’s easy to see why the BDR is one of our favorite devices.
Why don’t you have one in your office yet? Contact us today to see how we can provide some peace of mind with your technology, with our Backup Disaster Recovery device.