DRaaS

NTT Com Expands DRaaS Offering by Leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

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Today at Microsoft Ignite 2017NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions business within the NTT Group, announced that it has enhanced its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering by leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. Providing capabilities previously too expensive or complex for on-premises solutions, the new DRaaS offering enables replication of enterprise workloads to an NTT Com data center or Microsoft Azure, assuring real-time business continuity (BC) in the case of unexpected server failures or planned downtime.

One of the world's largest cloud, network and data center providers, NTT Com has brought its global IT capabilities to DRaaS; and for the last several years, leading technology analysts have positioned NTT Com as one of the top providers in this space. An automated disaster recovery software solution, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery is built upon the capabilities of Azure, named by Gartner as a leader in multiple cloud categories. The integration of Azure Site Recovery within NTT Com's managed services platform provides a powerful, flexible and affordable enterprise solution that overcomes limitations and reduces costs.

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.

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

Grazed from Enterprise Storage Forum. Author: Christine Taylor

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.
 

IoT, outages show importance of a cloud backup and recovery strategy

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: David Linthicum.

Cloud backup and recovery have long been a priority for enterprises running production workloads in the cloud. But, today, as trends like the internet of things spur massive amounts of data for organizations to store and protect, IT teams must evolve their cloud backup and recovery strategy -- and make recovery a prime concern.

"Data protection is changing in the world of cloud computing, as IoT comes into play [and] big data systems come into play," says David Linthicum, SVP of Cloud Technology Partners, a cloud consulting firm based in Boston. "We have a lot more data to protect these days."...

Quikteks protects its clients with iland Cloud Backup and iland Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service

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iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service provider, today announced that Quikteks, an IT consultancy on the Inc 5000 list, is offering customers iland Cloud Backup and iland Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service for Veeam, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.

Quikteks, founded in 2007, provides a range of IT services to customers across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Above all else, the company prides itself on the quality of services it provides to its small and medium business clients. With the memory of Hurricane Sandy in the region still looming large, Quikteks regards a solid business continuity plan as critical to quality IT service.

Oceanscan protects business continuity across its expanding operations with iland's secure DRaaS

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iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure provider, today announced that Oceanscan is leveraging iland's Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with Veeam Software and advanced security to ensure continuous availability and 100 percent SLA conformance to its global customer base. Veeam Software is the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.

Headquartered in Scotland, Oceanscan is an international equipment company providing advanced technology to the oil and gas, defense, petrochemical, renewables and nuclear industries. With customers across the UK, Middle East, Australia, India and Africa, the company has personnel on-call serving multiple time zones 24/7. Oceanscan was utilising a robust Veeam on-premise IT backup solution, but with the business expanding rapidly and increasing demand for continuous availability, it needed a disaster recovery solution that could ensure near real-time recovery of production systems in the event of a disaster. The ability to match its production network and security was also imperative.
 

Egenera Introduces New Xterity Cloud Console to Simplify and Streamline IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS and Cloud Migration Solutions

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Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services and cloud management software to the channel, today announced the general availability of a new interface for Xterity, its wholesale managed cloud service. The new downloadable application, called Xterity Cloud Console, is designed to simplify customer onboarding and solution development to accelerate deployment of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Cloud Migration solutions.

Xterity Cloud Console is an application that delivers:

Cloud backup could have prevented Delta's meltdown

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

I hope you weren't flying Delta this week. If you were, you know that Delta's systems experienced an outage, and of course passengers bore the brunt of it in hundreds of canceled and delayed flights. When Delta performs a postmortem on this outage, it will likely find that the outage was caused by a common occurrence: network failure.

However, Delta could not recover or switch to backup systems. As my InfoWorld colleague Andrew C. Oliver wrote, Delta neglected the four pillars of high availability. Delta's CEO admitted as much, telling the Wall Street Journal that "it's not clear the priorities in our investment have been in the right place...

HOSTING Beefs Up its DRaaS Solution with Zerto

Article Written by David Marshall

Managed cloud services provider HOSTING has reinforced the HIPAA and PCI capabilities of its DRaaS solution with business continuity and disaster recovery software from Zerto. The Zerto Virtual Replication software is expected to help protect HOSTING’s mission critical workloads and applications with multi-cloud, single-team support on VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

HOSTING CTO Darrell Hyde said the Zerto software will help HOSTING build, migrate, and manage compliance-mandated environments for their managed services customers.

“The new HOSTING DRaaS solution offers customers the flexibility, control and support they need to protect their important applications and data from the ordinary such as human error, to the catastrophic such as natural disasters and even ransomware attacks,” he said “Recognized as one of the largest VMware partners in North America, we replaced Site Recovery Manager with Zerto to increase our customers’ confidence knowing their workloads – no matter the type, size or scope – will be protected and quickly recovered with minimal impact on operations.” 

The HOSTING DRaaS solution provides replication between multiple hypervisor types, self-service capabilities through a secure portal, detailed reporting, non-disruptive testing and point-in-time recovery. The DRaaS solution is powered by Zerto to support migration integration between HOSTING’s own cloud service and third-party cloud providers such as Amazon and Azure, to reduce engineering development cycles. 

HOSTING hopes the improved compliance and service level agreement capabilities will help differentiate it from large telecommunications providers that do not provide high-end support service.

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About the Author

David Marshall is an industry recognized virtualization and cloud computing expert, a seven time recipient of the VMware vExpert distinction, and has been heavily involved in the industry for the past 16 years.  To help solve industry challenges, he co-founded and helped start several successful virtualization software companies such as ProTier, Surgient and Hyper9 and also spent a few years transforming desktop virtualization while at Virtual Bridges.

David is also a co-author of two very popular server virtualization books: "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center."  He was also the Technical Editor on Wiley's "Virtualization for Dummies" and "VMware VI3 for Dummies" books.  David also authored countless articles for a number of well known technical magazines, including: InfoWorld, Virtual-Strategy and TechTarget.  And in 2004, he founded the oldest independent virtualization and cloud computing news site, VMblog.com, which he still operates today.

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Unitrends Boomerang Named 2015 Cloud Computing Product of the Year

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Unitrends, the leader in cloud empowered continuity solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Unitrends Boomerang a 2015 Cloud Computing Product of the Year. This award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year.

Boomerang is an easy-to-use and cost-effective virtual appliance for replicating VMware virtual machines (VMs) to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for low-cost backup and disaster recovery. Boomerang also automatically remodels replicated VMs to native Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for fast execution, providing an ideal solution for migrating from on-premise systems to the cloud and for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).