First Service BDR – A Breakthrough in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In All, Contain Costs, Manage Risk, Plan Strategically by Mike Abbott

First Service is redefining end-to-end support in delivering optimal managed services uptime by combining intelligent remote monitoring and management with advanced backup, business continuity and disaster recovery in a new integrated solution.

With First Service BDR, you can benefit from a complete end-to-end business continuity and disaster recovery solution that ensures the protection and recovery of critical business data stored on Microsoft Windows Servers and Desktops. Leveraging industry-leading technology, First Service BDR provides continuous backup snapshots based on a granular schedule and retention policy that is highly configurable. Snapshots are instantly
virtualized allowing the recovery uptime of files, folders, even data in Microsoft Exchange or SharePoint to occur in minutes – not days, weeks or months.

Reliable and Secure as a data center; Convenient and Economical as a workstation.

First Service BDR Backup


All data backed up by First Service BDR is also replicated offsite to the cloud, so you and your customers can have the peace of mind that business continuity will be maintained even in a disaster scenario.

First Service BDR leverages industry-leading business continuity and disaster recovery technology and offers the following features:

  • Ability to backup critical business data in highly configurable snapshots that are stored as virtual (VMDK) images on the BDR appliance. Advanced de-duplication and compression are also in place to minimize disk space.
  • Granular snapshot and retention policies that can be configured as the business requires. The virtual snapshots can be turned on in seconds to offer file level restore, including support for both Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint. domain address Scheduled backups verifications are available and bare metal restores to new hardware are handled with ease. The appliance is installed by our trained engineers, pre-configured and ready to go.
  • Provides full cloud replication and instant off-site virtualization. All data is encrypted and stored in bicoastal SAS 70 Type II, HIPAA-compliant data centers with in the U.S.
  • Remote Monitoring and Management support is included for the BDR appliance and is also available for all protected servers and desktops.
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