PROTECTING IT SERVICES
Our Cloud DR service gives an organisation total peace of mind in the event of a disaster, enabling rapid recovery of physical and virtual machines; plus, essential business continuity testing on-demand.
Cloud DR leverages continuous replication to minimise data loss, reduce impact on performance of primary systems and networks whilst reducing time to failover. Supporting both Windows and Linux physical servers, as well as popular virtualisation platforms, Cloud DR provides comprehensive disaster recovery for your estate with the ability to invoke DR on servers quickly and remotely access the server resource from the cloud platform.
Cloud DR utilises replication technology to capture changes at the byte level and replicate them between any source and target environment. This allows the customer’s source servers located either on-premise or within another 3rd party location, to be replicated from its source to the target location in the Cloud Platform.
This continuous replication of data means that the target DR server is always receiving the latest changes being applied to the source server from the customer.
Features & Benefits
- Low RPO
- 24/7 Monitoring
- DR Testing
- Fast Performance
- Highly Available Cloud
- Physical & Virtual Server Support
- Managed Service Failover
- VPN Client Support
Advantages of draas
Businesses today have no tolerance for downtime, so DRaaS provides a critical bridge, allowing businesses to operate remotely while normal processes are restored. While natural disasters are commonly associated with the need for DRaaS, five of the most common reasons an organization uses DRaaS are:
- On-premises power outages
- Hardware and network failures
- Software, IT systems errors
- On-premises data center failures (not due to power outage)
- Security-related attacks
Quick recovery is vital to avoid costly downtime – both in terms of financial and reputational damage – and ensures your business remains competitive and compliant. By outsourcing disaster recovery to a DRaaS vendor, your organization can also avoid complex, time-consuming disaster recovery orchestration so you can count on the solution to work fast.
HOW IT WORKS
Replication. Data residing in a primary site is duplicated and sent to a disaster recovery service provider who hosts the environment remotely. It is important that replication includes virtual and physical servers or delivers a “hybrid” solution since most organizations have infrastructure that relies on both. When data is frequently added or altered, the DRaaS solution should allow regular data snapshots to avoid data loss during failover.
Failover. End-user access moves to a secondary site hosted by the disaster recovery service provider during a catastrophe. Speed is of the utmost importance for DRaaS solutions, as any downtime can be detrimental to the business.
Failback. Data moves from the DRaaS provider’s environment back to the primary site. It is important to restart replication processes as soon as failback is complete to ensure continuous protection.