Disaster Recovery

StoneFly Integrates 4 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Platforms

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StoneFly, Inc. the original pioneer of the iSCSI protocol, Virtual Storage Appliances and hyper-converged storage solutions announces full integration of the StoneFly DR365 with the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Microsoft Azure Government, Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud platforms for secure off-site backup and replication.

StoneFly DR365 "DR Site in a Box" total backup and disaster recovery solutions already consolidate all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one robust appliance that could be mirrored across campuses or replicated to remote sites. Now the DR365 has been fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms to easily enhance total business continuity with off-site public cloud storage.

Utilizing Azure Government for a DR365 cloud repository employs world-class security and compliance services critical to the U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture. These services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, and support for IRS 1075. Operated by screened U.S. persons, Azure Government supports multiple hybrid scenarios for building and deploying solutions on-premises or in the cloud. Public Sector entities can also take advantage of the instant scalability and guaranteed uptime of a hyper-scale cloud service.

Storage Features for Modern Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Practices



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Means of disaster recovery and data protection (DR / DP) for the enterprise are constantly changing in response to increasing data-volumes, rising business demands and faster recovery needs. IT teams have to make smart choices to ensure they can keep their businesses online all the time and take advantage of the latest technologies.

Contrary to the old more or less passive role, today's Storage Systems are becoming key players in DR / DP practices. If you're in the market for new storage, paying attention to a few key factors will help you address your DR / DP challenges.

Any storage solution you choose must include snapshot, cloning and replication. Inline deduplication and Compression are also essential in helping you conserve both storage capacity and network bandwidth. These technologies must operate at the right granularity to control DR / DP costs and improve efficiency.

Bluelock Rated as a Leader in Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service by Independent Research Firm

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Bluelock, provider of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, is pleased to announce its rating as a leader in Forrester Research's The Forrester WaveTM: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017 report.

The report evaluates DRaaS vendors against current offering, strategy and market presence criteria to identify leaders in the space, detailing how each vendor fulfills the selected criteria. Bluelock received the highest score possible in 10 of these criteria, including data security, implementation and support.

Axcient Announces New Version of Industry-Leading Business Recovery Cloud Platform

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Axcient announced several enhancements to its Business Recovery Cloud platform, including a refresh of hardware appliances, expanded support for protecting heterogeneous environments and several performance and UI updates. These enhancements come in response to the growing demands of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) for simpler, more powerful and cost-effective solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.

"Every day, our channel partners protect thousands of SMBs with Axcient," said Todd Scallan, chief product officer at Axcient. "Today's announcement demonstrates Axcient's ongoing commitment to its partners. The latest version of the Axcient platform enables our partners to deliver better service to their clients with improved capabilities for the protection and recovery of data and systems, continuity of business operations, and management of the Axcient service."

Refresh of Hardware Appliances

Zerto Partners with Industry’s Biggest Players in New BC/DR Technical Alliances Program

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Zerto, a leading provider of cloud IT resilience solutions, introduced its new technical alliances program, which will join together global technology companies to bring hybrid cloud and business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions to market. This program extends the already successful Zerto Alliance Partner (ZAP) Program to tech companies in order to equip them with the tools and resources to foster growth in a mutual customer base.

Early members of the ZAP Technical Alliance Program include Microsoft, AWS, IBM, HPE, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Quantum Corporation, Nimble Storage, ExaGrid, Infinidat, Kaminario, Pivot3, Tegile, Embotics and Turbonomics.

“Zerto’s solution for Microsoft Azure not only provides our customers with the BC/DR and hybrid cloud capabilities they need, but the coordinated go-to-market activities will help bring innovative products to market to help enterprises garner more value from their IT investments,” said Feliz Montpellier, Worldwide Leader, Global ISV Alliances, Microsoft.
 

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery as a Service: How is DRaaS Different from Backup and Recovery?

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For businesses, cloud-based backup and recovery has become common these days. If backup is fast enough to fit within a backup window, and if recovery times hit recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) service levels, you’re golden.

After that, it gets complicated. Backup and recovery are critical components of disaster recovery (DR), but alone they can’t assure that application processing continues uninterrupted. Many enterprises have built their DR plans around remote sites because they already own multiple data centers, or they have the budget for secondary hot sites. However, unless they have an extra data center hanging around — or can afford to lease a secondary hot site — midsized and small businesses were out of luck for remote DR.
 

What's next for Azure Site Recovery?

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When Microsoft first showed off its disaster recovery service on Azure in 2014, it was called Hyper-V Recovery Manager and was an extension of a System Center tool for failing over Hyper-V virtual machines (VM) to another location, using the public cloud to coordinate testing and managing recovery between your data centers.

Today, Azure Site Recovery (ASR) lets you fail over into the cloud as well to another location, from physical and virtual servers, and it handles far more workloads than just Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (or even VMware and vSphere, which it also supports).

Bluelock Helps Clients Secure Cloud-Based Environments and Reduce Auditing Stress With Its Latest Portal Enhancements

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Bluelock, provider of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, is expanding its IT security footprint with a new series of features to enhance clients' overall security posture. The first of these initiatives is the launch of a comprehensive dashboard that increases visibility and auditability across clients' security services.

As cybersecurity threats continue to grow in the digital age, Bluelock Portfolio provides clients visibility into the depth of security with which their applications and services are guarded, with the ability to easily add additional protection services. Clients can access a comprehensive, searchable log of those who have accessed and modified systems, as well as quickly request documents for response to auditors.

Tintri Levels Up Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for its Enterprise Cloud Platform

Article Written by David Marshall

Virtualization-aware storage provider Tintri is adding more data protection and disaster recovery to its platform and expanding its software suite with automated Synchronous Replication. The company says it fully integrating primary and secondary storage to protect enterprise cloud investments with a DP/DR solution that comprises Tintri VMstore arrays and Tintri Software Suite. Tintri also works with data backup solutions from Veeam and Commvault for secondary storage, and will soon also offer native protection of Tintri snapshots from on-premises to public cloud storage through an Amazon S3 Connector.

The new Synchronous Replication feature is part of the Tintri Software Suite, which also consists of Tintri Global Center, ReplicateVM and SecureVM.

The capabilities of the DP/DR solution includes:

Infrascale Works with Google Cloud Platform to Deliver Faster Failover

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Infrascale, a leading provider of cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced it is now a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner, providing a fully-managed cloud backup and disaster recovery service that provides guaranteed 15-minute failover of critical business applications in the event of a ransomware attack, server crash or site-wide disaster.

The collaboration between Infrascale and Google Cloud Platform enables organizations to better protect their data, uptime, and operational resiliency with a pay-as-you-go model, eliminating the upfront investment for organizations to procure and maintain secondary site infrastructure.

Backup to the Google Cloud