Common weaknesses in enterprise backup solutions endanger data security

NovaStor solves common problems with protecting large numbers of small files

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NovaStor (, a pioneer in data protection, has optimized its enterprise backup software NovaBACKUP DataCenter for coping with the challenge of protecting a large number of files.

Too many files can overload even high-priced backup products
Virtualization and decreasing storage costs have not only spurred data growth, but also increased the number of relevant files created by enterprises of all sizes. Today, many file servers hold tens of millions of single files which are critically important for business continuity. However, popular enterprise backup solutions often fail to succeed in protecting such a large amount of individual files.

There are many reasons for this. For example, an unsuccessful backup could occur because of basic architectural approaches, such as the use of a central database for storing metadata within the backup software. It could also be due to a number of other factors, such as the combination of file type and operating system or even a particular setting in the backup software or operating system.
Problems could range from the unsuccessful backup of a single file to a complete system breakdown. This is an issue that pertains to backup products of any price range.

Focus on core competencies to increase success rate
With NovaBACKUP DataCenter, NovaStor sticks to a principal that has already proven itself in the economy: focus on core competencies. To apply this principle, NovaBACKUP DataCenter uses central software components to perform backups while delegating administrative tasks, such as storing meta data, to other system components, such as the backup clients.

NovaStor has applied the principle of focusing on core competencies to product development by building a distributed system architecture which enables above average data throughput as well as an unlimited data and file load.

Robust technology also gives NovaBACKUP DataCenter a high fault tolerance. For example, on the off-chance an unsuccessful backup occurs, the software will automatically recognize it run it again later. Also, if the designated destination server is unavailable for some reason, NovaBACKUP DataCenter will automatically redirect the backup to another server. As a result, neither the system operation nor the data availability are endangered.

„Regardless of whether they are middle or high priced, many backup solutions fail with increasing feature breadth or by virtue of architectural weakness when it comes to the task of protecting data“, says Mike Andrews, Managing Director at NovaStor. “For this reason, we chose a lean, efficient technology for NovaBACKUP DataCenter that lets it execute backups in a fast, reliable manner and allows users to quickly survey their backup jobs. We cut out the ‘fat’ contained in high priced solutions to make sure our product is as cost-effective, efficient, and reliable as possible.”
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