Disaster Recovery Solutions for Business Continuity
But you don’t have to be unprepared.
Disaster Recovery (DR) acts much like a “digital insurance policy” that mitigates downtime and facilitates the restoration of mission-critical functions. This network failover grants you crucial buffer time to troubleshoot and repair without suffering the financial and legal ramifications of extended downtime.
There are two primary metrics to assess the effectiveness of application and data recovery:
Recovery Point Objective (RPO) identifies the quantity of data that can be lost before long term or permanent data loss occurs. RPO also measures the amount of data that has been lost, from the last recovery instance to the time of the disaster.
Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the time it takes to fully recover your data and applications and get your networks back to capacity.
The smaller the RPO or RTO, the less data (and money) you lose to downtime.
Why Choose Disaster
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SereneIT offers comprehensive DRaaS solutions through our Disaster Recovery solutions program. We have extensive industry experience to guarantee you the fastest, most economical, and comprehensive failover for your DR needs. Our dedicated team of data center and security experts are on call in the event of a system failure. Often, in as little as one minute, we will have your mission-critical data and applications back online, so you can focus on your production site and the problem at hand.
To properly backup your data, we recommend that you follow a “rule of threes” approach to maximum protection and recovery
management: data on-device, a local backup, and a third copy at a geographically distant remote site. Keep in mind that while many solutions package Backup and DR together, disaster recovery planning goes beyond your typical backup strategy.
Disaster Recovery is more than maintaining a network backup—it is synchronous replication of your digital assets. Unlike a network backup, DR data is only stored for a matter of hours, providing the most recent instances necessary to bridge gaps during a network failure or breach.
Which Backup and Recovery Solution is Right for You?
SereneIT can deliver against such a small RTO because of our partnership with the leading hypervisor-based replication technology giant, Zerto. Zerto’s failover services allow for extremely granular recovery contracts. Their RPO SLAs span from snapshot-based replication (of several hours) to continuous replication (mere seconds). As a result, Zerto maintains a much more robust collection of restore points than any other vendor on the market. In the event of a network failure, you can precisely choose which point you would like to restore your data and applications from. Because of this flexibility, the failover from your production site to the DR site can use a much smaller WAN of 5 Mbps—only updates and changes replicate across networks. Moreover, Zerto provides RESTful API that allows you to automate portions of the DR environment or interact with them from inside of your applications.
SereneIT also partners with industry-leading Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) rapid Disaster Recovery solution: SimpliVity. SimpliVity RapidDR offers integrated DR and automated data protection to expedite off-site recovery and reduce your RPO to near-zero. This hyper-efficient data protection showcases what HPE does best: a robust, flexible service with operational ease, trouble-free setup, and confident execution. SimpliVity is the ideal option when SereneIT is already expertly managing your infrastructure on SimpliVity, and you need a rapid-solution DR option for that crucial third copy of your data. Bypass the expense and headache of a standalone DR product by adding SimpliVity RapidDR to your data management services, and allow SereneIT to protect your data, end-to-end.
For small-to-medium business owners who need an affordable and customizable DR solution, but don’t need near-zero RPO, SereneIT offers a highly secure, fully integrated, and cost-effective DR option via Veeam. Veeam is an image-based DRaaS that is available for all your data on almost any app or cloud provider. Your IT department can configure Veeam to best suit your objectives, and then turn it over to SereneIT to set up a secure VPN to the tenant space in our datacenter. You can choose to manage your replications and customize Veeam however you need, but SereneIT is standing by to manage your replications on your behalf, so you can focus your time and momentum on running your business.