Virtual Disaster Recovery Service to Reduce Data Recovery Windows by 80%
Peter Groucutt, Managing Director of Databarracks, says, Virtual Disaster Recovery means that we can now bring back entire environments, from full server loss in approximately 20% of the time it used to take with traditional backup methods
The most competent backup services are dependent on SLAs to provide restores in 8 to 24 hours, which can efficiently meet the recovery time objectives for some applications and systems. But with services running 24/7, and the productivity and operating of core business activities relying on daily generated data, it is clear that the recovery timeframe before set as standard to cause minimum disruption is no longer acceptable for specific systems and applications.
Virtual Disaster Recovery revolutionises the way backup and recovery management is performed. The recovery time is nearly instantaneous and you can have your systems up and running without the cost of additional servers, storage, networks, infrastructure, power, and rack space required to set up traditional remote sites.
Oliver Mather, Databarracks Technical Director, says We have recently invested heavily in the implementation of a high end WM Ware environment hosted on the latest generation of HP servers. A lot of businesses are spending large amounts of money on replicated environments, therefore increasing their data centre spend. At a fraction of the cost, we are able to offer a very fast, 24/7/365 managed restore of systems, allowing business to connect remotely with a 100Mbs internet speed, greatly reducing downtime. Also, due to the use of virtual machines, there is less chance of recovery failure due to incompatible configurations and hardware
The VDR service also promotes Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and Data Centre Efficiency(DCE) as set by the Green Grid Metrics, as it reduces the data footprint by using virtual partitioned disks.