Apacer CoreSnapshot, a system disaster’s savior, is a firmware based technology that offers an instant whole disk backup and recovery mechanism for SSDs to solve enterprises’ unexpected data loss or OS crush immediately.

The Rapid Needs of Remote Monitoring

As 5G IoT develops rapidly, more and more manufacturers and service providers have deployed their services and applications over the cloud to make them more efficient and effective. This approach not only offers higher data transferring speeds, but also provides superior large-scale remote monitoring of applications such as Internet of things, factory automation, transportation, server & networking and digital signage…etc.

The Potential Risks of System Failure

However, behind these benefits, those manufacturers and service providers are facing the potential risks of system failure such as operating system damage and application software error, which could lead to device shutdown and cause loss. And while some have already implemented backup mechanisms for system recovery, they may still encounter system downtime and the high expenses of on-site support service. Therefore, ensuring a device can function normally and how fast it can return to normal operation has become a crucial topic of concern for those companies.

Backup and Recovery in 1 Second

Apacer has developed a firmware-based proprietary technology, CoreSnapshot, that can help avoid the expensive RMA (Return/Reject Material Authorization) and related costs of onsite service support for clients. When an error occurs in an application, clients can trigger the In-Band recovery command on the host or through cloud service. And, when a device has encountered a BSoD (Blue Screen of Death), clients can utilize an external hardware pin trigger or OOB module to recover the system immediately just in 1 second.

How CoreSnapshot Works

Data and OS backup and recovery technologies are divided into two phases: trigger and execution. The trigger phase can be activated by either software or hardware methodology. If the network is functioning normally, software triggering will be the preferred method, while the hardware option is used for triggering when the network is down. In the execution phase, most of the data or file transfer procedures are executed by software operations, which often consumes a lot of time and processing power, and this problem has not been effectively overcome in the past. With this situation in mind, Apacer developed the CoreSnapshot firmware technology for backup and recovery to overcome the long-term difficulties faced by this field.

CoreSnapshot uses an exclusive patented real-time backup and index conversion technology to replace time-consuming data transfer procedures, to complete the execution stage of SSD backup and recovery within one second, to restore the system to a working state and to eliminate downtime. In addition, CoreSnapshot supports a variety of trigger execution methods, including software, hardware (GPIO) and cloud remote OOB (out-of-band management) triggers, which can satisfy customers no matter which OS platform designs and or field applications they adopt. Since CoreSnapshot is an SSD backup and recovery technology based on firmware, customers do not need to bear additional costs for backup and recovery (such as backup software licenses and maintenance costs). For applications that require simple and immediate troubleshooting, CoreSnapshot is the most ideal system backup and recovery solution.

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