Image-based backup software tools drive Shelter business continuity solutions. An initial server snapshot is created and then re-captures the data, operating system, applications, and configurations of a protected machine at regular intervals. Granular recovery points enable fine-grained RPOs, which meet the needs of demanding clients. Backup images are stored locally to the on-site BDR appliance, for short RTOs and fast recovery, and off-site to the Shelter Cloud, for recovery in case of site-wide disasters. Clients have multiple recovery options in the event of a server failure or disaster. When a disaster strikes, downtime is measured in minutes or hours, not days.