The other day I was watching the movie Taken, and as I was watching it I came to the part where Liam Neeson says his line, “If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” This got me thinking about how Rapid Recovery is like Liam Neeson from that movie. Now I know you are probably thinking, “Okay, how can Rapid Recovery be like the macho butt-kicking Liam Neeson from Taken?” - Right? Well let me explain.
First, let me go back to a few weeks ago when I was visiting a customer. As we were talking to them, they were telling us how much they absolutely love Rapid Recovery and how it saved them from a potentially costly issue. The story starts with the administrators learning that some of their systems had been infected with ransomware… I think you can see where this might be going. Well, after they picked themselves off of the floor and got over their disbelief (after all how could this possibly happen to them? This only happens to other people or in the movies right?), they began thinking and researching how they could resolve this issue without paying money that they did not budget (much less have) for these extortionists. In their research, they found that they needed to clean the systems and then somehow restore clean files that did not have the ransomware. At first they thought that this would be a lengthy and time consuming project, but then someone said “Why don’t we use that Live Recovery feature inside of Rapid Recovery?”.
Now for those of you who may not be familiar with the really cool and fascinating feature of Rapid Recovery, which is Live Recovery. Let me explain it to you (in techie talk of course).
** Begin Techie Talk** Live Recovery is a feature of restoring data in Rapid Recovery Core. If your protected machine experiences data failure of a non-system Windows volume, you can restore data from a recovery point on the Rapid Recovery Core. Selecting Live Recovery in the Restore Wizard allows users to immediately continue business operations with near-zero downtime. Live Recovery during restore gives you immediate access to data, even while Rapid Recovery continues to restore data in the background. This feature allows near-zero recovery-time, even if the restore involves terabytes of data.
Rapid Recovery Core uses unique block-based backup and recovery technology that allows full user access to target servers during the recovery process. Requested blocks are restored on-demand for seamless recovery.
Live Recovery applies to physical and virtual machines protected by Rapid Recovery Core, with the following exclusions:
Now maybe I am just crazy, or maybe, just maybe, Rapid Recovery has a shot in the movies. In any case I believe that you would only be ding yourself a service by looking at the Rapid Recovery product information as well as requesting a free 30 day trial found here .