Disaster recovery (DR) is complex and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. We’ll explain how as part of the ActualTech Media Disaster Recovery in the Cloud EcoCast on April 4 at noon EDT.
That said, I can give you a sneak preview of how we use hybrid cloud to simplify DR.
Everyone needs DR. When a flood, a fire or some other disaster takes out your data center, a reliable DR plan and infrastructure can mean the difference between continuing business as usual and shutting down for an extended period of time. But the requirements are steep. Maintaining an offsite, secondary data center is very costly, as are the systems for replicating your data from the primary data center to your DR location. And IT teams already have enough on their plates just managing the primary data center.
These pressures are pushing IT to look to big public clouds to simplify DR and eliminate that secondary data center. But relying on the cloud alone for DR comes with its own challenges, especially when it comes time to pull all of that data out of the public cloud. Not only will recovery be slow, due to the great distances between public cloud data centers and the cities where most businesses are located, but the egress fees can be enormous and replication remains a management headache.
A hybrid cloud model for DR
ClearSky’s approach is different, because it’s based on hybrid cloud. DR and backup are built into our storage service, so it occurs automatically, eliminating the need to babysit replication to a secondary data center or to the cloud. And thanks to our partnership with Faction, a cloud provider with facilities in seven major U.S. cities, joint customers can replicate all their VMs to the cloud without needing to modify them.
Enterprises pay for a single, durable copy of their data, which they can access from anywhere, and they get on-demand DR with guaranteed performance, operational consistency and native VMware toolsets. Best of all, our recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) for DR are measured in minutes, not hours or days.
The EcoCast will be moderated by vExpert and ActualTech Media Partner, David M. Davis, who will begin by covering the disaster recovery challenges IT organizations face. Then, you’ll hear from Darren Miller, ClearSky’s senior manager of engineering performance and test, who will explain and demo ClearSky’s solution.
We hope to see you there.
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