Disaster Recovery as a Service
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How to choose a DR provider.
Your clients depend on your business to be up and running for them. Most companies have redundancies built into their data centers which let them restore from backups, but disaster recovery goes further by protecting against natural disasters and cyber crime through the replication of an environment to a different geographical location. DR also involves thorough planning and testing so that processes are already there for recovering from a disaster, and so that your stakeholders know for absolute certain that the company can painlessly recover from an incident.
The larger and more complex the data center, the more difficult it is to implement and maintain an effective Disaster Recovery solution. It’s a bit of a paradox really. The longer an organization has been in business, the more dependable and reliable its image becomes. At the same time though, its IT infrastructure has very likely become more complex over years of upgrades, consolidations, M & A, legacy apps, etc. Disaster Recovery as a Service becomes an attractive solution at this point.
Disaster Recovery (DR) as a Service significantly reduces the burden of maintaining one or more secondary remote data centers. DR costs typically involve significant hardware and equipment maintenance expenses as well as labor costs for managing that second environment. Annual testing alone can put a huge strain on the whole IT department, especially if the DR solution in place isn’t all that dependable. Disaster Recovery as a Service transforms this burden into a regular operational expense with much less work time and stress for your IT staff.
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Here are some of the reasons that Volta has partnered with Recovery Point Systems:
Experienced DRaaS Provider
Recovery Point began business under First Federal Corporation in 1982. It has provided secure services to the Federal government since 1984, and became an independent privately held corporation in 1998. With 6 geographically dispersed facilities and 175,000 square feet of recovery and data storage resources,
Supports Complex Data Centers
Unlike other DRaaS providers, we are not limited to supporting virtualized x86 environments. Recovery Point and Volta are well-positioned to support heterogeneous configuration containing combinations of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Open Virtual Format (OVF) VMs, as well as IBM AIX (LPARs), IBM iSeries LPARs and mainframe z/VMs, Linux on z and z/OS LPARs. Recovery Point is of the few providers with years of experience supporting large complex data center configurations.
100% Uptime & Continuous Reporting
Recovery Point’s highly scalable, low latency network has had 100% uptime since inception and it provides direct cross-connect access for customers to a large number of network carriers for interconnection and traffic exchange. In addition to enabling higher-capacity connections, this approach can reduce the negative replication throughput impact of end-to-end network latency. Operational efficiency is enhanced with dashboards and reporting tools that offer a continuous view into your resilience program. Validate your disaster preparedness any time with real-time reporting at the server level. This level of visibility differs from traditional DR vendors who provide reports only a couple of times a year.
Proof-Of-Concept Testing Program
With so many vendors offering DRaaS solutions, it is in an organization’s best interest to have the opportunity to test a DR solution before purchasing it. We work within Recovery Point’s testing model to provide proof-of-concept testing programs that let you discover whether this solution is the right fit for your business. This offering is at no cost to you, and reduces your risk while introducing your team to ours.
Worry less about the consequences of a disaster, and get back to focusing on the core business practices that matter most to your organization.