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If you’re hosting data and applications in a virtual environment, you need a disaster recovery service provider that understands the challenges this could present to business continuity.
You may have sleepless nights because a host server is running a number of workloads for critical applications, or the resource-heavy backups on virtual machines are slowing down the process.
DRaaS is a cloud disaster recovery service that’s designed to replace these concerns with a single solution. It enables the continuous replication of your IS virtual environment at a secure site in a separate location.
Make business continuity a reality
Any form of downtime will have an impact on your organisation – financial, legal or reputational – so it’s vital that you’re able to preserve data and keep applications running in the event of a service outage.
DRaaS is a disaster recovery cloud service that helps you support business requirements for the ongoing availability of applications and data.
If there is a failure in your primary environment, you can be up and running again in (almost) no time, with minimal disruption to your operations. Just log in to the management portal to initiate a failover to the disaster recovery site.
For employees, it will be business as usual – they won’t have to wait for hours for systems to become available again, or spend days trying to recover or redo work. DRaaS has a recovery point objective of four hours and a recovery time objective of just eight minutes.
Data and applications replicated in the disaster recovery site are secure, so your business, customers and employees are protected against loss of critical data.
Run, replicate, restore
DRaaS has moved replication from the storage to Hypervisor layer, which allows for the fast and efficient replication of critical applications and data in your virtual environment (primary site) to our secure disaster recovery (secondary) site.
You can choose one of two packages to create your disaster recovery environment: the Internet Solutions Virtual Machine and the Internet Solutions Virtual Data Centre. Both give you a range of hardware configurations for tailoring your resources to the demands of your cloud applications.
You can choose to replicate individual virtual machines, or virtual machine groups. DRaaS caters for an array of operating systems and applications, of any size.
Don’t just take our word for it – log in to the self-service portal at any time to run disaster recovery testing in the environment. DRaaS gives you eight hours of testing per server, per month, at no extra charge.
Reports on the state of replicated virtual machines and replication performance statistics are available from the management portal, so you’ll always have an accurate view of your disaster recovery environment.
You pay only for the resources you use, when you use them
Buying and maintaining a dedicated solution for your virtual environment can be a costly and resource-intensive exercise.
As your organisation grows, your disaster recovery solution will need to expand with it.
With DRaaS, you don’t have to worry about (or budget for) large investments in disaster recovery infrastructure. We provide the hardware and software as well as the expertise to manage it.
The virtualised platform will grow to accommodate your business continuity needs, and it’s still easy to manage everything through a single interface.
You choose what you want to replicate – individual machines or groups – and you pay only for the resources you use, when you use them. You decide what to back up, test and recover, at any time, and we bill you accordingly.