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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Explained

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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Explained

When you hear the phrase “Disaster Recover” your are probably thinking of inhospitable environments or locations that suffer from extreme weather events. Did you know that most “Disaster” events occur from system failures, human error or cyber-attack? Your data is your most valuable assets and the loss of data can have a detrimental effect on your business. Research has shown that, up to 60% of company’s that experience a major data loss will likely go out of business within 6 months.  In fact, worldwide just 1% of data loss occurs from natural disasters.

What is DRaaS

DRaaS stands from Disaster Recovery as a Service which is a cloud-based service provided by a third-party vendor. What this means for your business, is that in the event of a partial or total data loss, this service will ensure business continuity, allowing for the rapid retrieval of the lost data.  Here at IT.ie we are delighted to announce our partnership with leading data protection specialists Datastring. Datastring DRaaS appliances (5 or 20TB) snapshots all of your data both locally and to the Datastring Cloud, ensuring rapid recovery of lost data and minimal downtime for your business.

How it Works

Our DRaaS lets you protect anything, anywhere — systems, apps and data — whether it’s physical, virtual or in the cloud. Our expert team configure the correct DRaaS appliance for your requirements. The appliance snapshots servers and applications both locally and to the Datastring Cloud. Servers can be recovered and booted locally to the DRaaS appliance for local failover, or in Datastring Cloud for offsite failover in a DR scenario. Restore data at any level, from a single file, message or data object to a complete physical or virtual machine, even to dissimilar hardware.

Advantages of our DRaaS

Fully Managed & Monitored

A dedicated team of expert’s design, install, manage, monitor and pro-actively support your solution from start to finish

No upfront Fee

Perform automated recovery testing and verification of backups to ensure that the file systems, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server instances you back up will be recovered

Application Snap

Use incremental forever snapshots to capture an entire application and its relevant state, up to every five minutes, for complete application and system recovery with near zero RTOs and aggressive RPOs. Benefit from application-consistent protection for Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Oracle 12c.

Universal Recovery

Restore at any level, from a single file, message or data object to a complete physical or virtual machine, even to dissimilar hardware

Replication

Easy, configurable replication of your backups to one or more target DS-Appliances anywhere — on premises, remote, or in public or private clouds

File Search-and-Restore Wizard

Search the recovery points of a protected machine and find and restore individual files directly from the search results.

 

Irish Datacentres

Geo redundant datacentre locations in Ireland keep your business compliant with GDPR and other regulations.

24/7/365 Support

Datastring’s team of experts is there to support you the whole way through.

Virtual Snap

Achieve easy, scalable protection for your growing virtual environment by protecting VMware and Hyper-V VMs without disrupting applications and users. Enjoy agentless protection for Microsoft Exchange and SQL running in a VM.

Verified Recovery

Perform automated recovery testing and verification of backups to ensure that the file systems, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server instances you back up will be recovered.

Virtual Standby locally or in the cloud

Continually send updates to a virtual machine that can be activated in the event there’s an issue with the primary machine

Document Failover Plan

Solution is documented from onboarding configuration to failover tests which will be used as the Failover Plan.

 

It is virtually guaranteed that at some point you will lose data. The instances of malicious cyber attacks on businesses is ever increasing, with many small enterprises learning too late, the damage that cyber-crime can have on their operations. If you don’t have a reliable cloud backup in operation then you are playing a lethal game of Russian Roulette with your business. At a minimum, cloud backup is a must, however with DRaaS you can restore not only your data but your complete system including application, locally or from the cloud, at the touch of a button.  Please visit our DRaaS page for more information.

John Grennan – IT.ie

2018-05-21T19:12:58+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Data Management, Data Protection, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Explained