[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, my name's Danny German. I work out of the Quest office in Sydney, Australia. I'm a pre-sales consultant, technical background, and I look after the data protection portfolio. Today, in this short video, I'm going to give you a quick rundown of how rapid recovery works.
First of all, you have a core server. This is a Windows server where you install rapid recovery. It can be a physical-- most people install on a physical machine --but it can be a virtual. We also sell an appliance version, as well. All of the backups are stored in a backup repository that is typically held on a local disk on this actual server. We support Windows, Physical Windows, and Physical Linux machines, as well as virtual machines. And we're an incremental forever backups theme. So we do one full image-level backup and then little incrementals from then on.
When your backups are stored on the backup repository, they're all compressed and deduped. So you can actually store perhaps a week's worth-- a month's worth of backups on that appliance. Backup is nothing without restore, so you need to do-- unless you're doing a backup, you need to make sure that you can do a successful restore. And there's a number of different options that we provide for you. So you can restore a file or an email, an individual file or email, restore an entire volume, for instance a D-drive. We can do a physical to physical, so that could mean physical to a different vendor. So we allow you to actually inject hardware drivers into the image before you actually do-- or after you've done the restore to make sure that machine will come up. We also do physical to virtual, so you've got a physical server, and you can actually recover it back to a virtual machine. And, of course, virtual to virtual. And that virtual to virtual could be Hyper-V to VMware. It doesn't have to be the same hypervisor.
We support backup and recovery of those applications, the standard Microsoft applications. And, of course, if your main course server goes down, you need some way to recover it to make sure your backups are kept off-site. Built into the software is automatic replication to an off-site core. So, for instance, you might have an office in Sydney where your main rapid recovery core is located, and what we can do is, if you've got to install a Windows server in an office in Melbourne, for example, and you can replicate all your backups every night or even during the day across to the Melbourne core. This core could also be located, perhaps, in a Cloud provider or one of your partners. We also provide a Virtual Standby facility. If you've got, for example, your physical server down here and your main exchange or your main file and print server, it might be multiple terabytes in size. Instead of actually restoring it, you can actually have it as a cold standby. So that virtual machine is sitting switched off in your Melbourne office up to date with the latest backup on. If something goes wrong, you can just power that up and that can bring up straight away.
And the last option here is backing up to a Cloud or archiving to a Cloud. For long-term retention, you can actually take your data and store it in Azure, Amazon, or Rackspace. There you go. There's a very, very quick rundown of all the recovery and backup options that rapid recovery shows [INAUDIBLE]. I've gone through it very quickly. If you need any more information, I'm happy to help. Please reach out to me. Thank you.