Backup Services Overview
Continuous data protection is a good practice for any organization to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. We offer a powerful software to perform backups and snapshots with control over how frequently these are done. Customers control this or work with their partners. dinCloud provides the software and infrastructure within the customer’s hosted private cloud environment.
What is dinBackup from dinCloud?
dinBackup from dinCloud provides data protection benefits to workspaces. This includes enterprise class policy based backup solution with file and VM level backups and restore capabilities. With dinCloud, you can also backup the data for as long as needed based on your requirements.
dinBackup was built with security at the core of its infrastructure. Inherent in its design is the ability to protect against loss of data in many scenarios including when affected by ransomware.
Comparing dinBackup to Windows Backup Server
|Block level Backup||Differential backups|
|Requires windows feature to be enabled||No restart needed before backup|
|Only windows server platform||Managed through windows MMC|
|No alerting and Reporting||VM, volume and file level restore|
|No built-in support for compression & encryption||does not require dedicated backup server|
|Backup disks can be attached to each VM||* Central backup through file server/shared folders|
|Replication workaround possible through DFS (distributed file server)||Limited scheduling options (min 30 mins interval)|
|no options for data retention||windows default logging|
|no multi-tenancy support||VSS aware snapshots|
|License included in Windows OS|
- Backup Manager Server
- Backup Agents for each VM (virtual machine)
- Backup Storage space
The backup Manager runs the software and sits inside the hosted private cloud.
The agents are installed with each virtual machine (VM) you plan to backup.
Storage space is allocated based on your needs of frequency and number of copies.
The service works for both Linux and Windows servers and using advanced technology to optimize storage, allowing users to keep recovery points longer while saving space over existing full or incremental backups.
This block-level Continuous Data Protection technology vastly reduces backup windows from hours to minutes. These capabilities ensure unique disk blocks are stored only one time, even across thousands of recovery points.
dinCloud IaaS Platform Comparison
|Architectural Design||High density servers supported by central storage||High density servers with local storage for performance|
|SSDs||No SSDs||Intel high speed SSDs|
|Data Protection||Automated daily snapshots||Optional Windows Server Backup or dinBackup service|
|Encryption||Does not support encryption||Encrypted drives (in transit and at rest)|
|Storage capabilities||Redundant NetApp Filers for storage||Redundancy at RAID level along with standby local spares|
|Storage Capacity||Large Storage Pools||Defined storage per server|
|High Availability (HA)||Comes with High Availability for VMs||High Availability (HA) is not available for VMs at hypervisor level. HA can be set at application level.|
|IOPS||Moderate to High IOPS||Very High IOPS|
|Latency||Low latency access to storage||Lower/minimum latency access to storage|