T1 Backup Appliances
T1 offers a family of backup appliances that provide backup, restore and recovery services designed to meet your data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery needs.
Standard Service Capabilities
All of our appliances (low-end or high-end) provide core protection and recovery of your data. The types of data that can be protected include file shares, a variety of databases, Exchange Servers (both Store and Message Level) and SharePoint (including item level restore). When these appliances are deployed three copies of your data can be maintained; a local copy on dedicated appliance storage, a second copy in our primary vault location and a third copy in our replication data center.
The more advanced models (MBA 800 and 900 Series) provide a variety of additional services including:
- Image-level backups of physical Windows-based servers with warm failover to the appliance.
- Backup & Restore of VMware Virtual Machines via VADP Backup Sets including: VM level backup and recovery and memory backup and recovery directly onto the appliance. This is known as Local VDR.
- Backup of VMware Virtual Machines via VADP Backup Sets to the Cloud with VM Machine Creation on T1’s DR Hot site. This is known as Remote VDR.
- Backup and restore of Hyper-V virtual servers running on Windows 2012 Server.
Appliance Infrastructure and Functionality
The appliance architecture is designed to separate backup activities from client systems to ensure there are no conflicts. The BA is a standalone platform that requires a single connection to the client’s network. From this platform all backup activities across the client’s local and wide area networks can be managed from a single GUI. There are no resource conflicts with vital business applications nor is it necessary that the appliance be joined to the client’s domain. The disk storage for maintaining local copies and local only backups is contained within the appliance. In the advanced models the virtual machine images that support warm failover are part of the appliance. If an appliance fails any reason a new one is shipped to the client, an emergency database recovery is performed and backup operations are resumed eliminating the need to re-seed backups.