JetStream Software Leads Tectonic Shift in Continuous Data Protection, Business Continuity, and Disaster RecoveryApril 11, 2019
JetStream Software Inc., an innovator in cloud data protection, today announced the availability of JetStream DR, a next-generation software solution for enabling cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver cloud-based services to enterprise customers with:
- Continuous Data Protection: immediate data replication to a recovery service
- Business Continuity: virtual machine (VM) failover to a “warm cloud” environment
- Disaster Recovery: VM and data recovery from cloud object stores
JetStream DR provides a software foundation for real-time
replication to a ready failover environment for immediate recovery and resumed
operations. Unlike traditional backup offerings that rely on intermittent
snapshots, JetStream DR replicates data at the moment it’s written to local
storage, for near-zero recovery point objective (RPO) and near-zero recovery
time objective (RTO). Additionally, the near-synchronous data replication can
be directed to an S3-compatible object store, providing a highly economical
solution for continuous data protection, with full VM and data recovery through
rehydration from an object store bucket.
“In their quest for a higher level of data protection and
business continuity, management often present their IT organizations with
conflicting mandates, such as lower RPO and RTO, reduced costs, and increased
use of public cloud,” said Tom Critser, CEO and co-founder of JetStream
Software. “This dilemma is actually due to the technology that’s currently
available. With JetStream Software, organizations can achieve better metrics in
their public cloud DR services, while taking advantage of object storage and
thin-provisioned, on-demand failover resources for economic advantage.”
New partnerships with object storage vendors including
Cloudian and MinIO join the company’s growing partner network with VMware,
Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
2019 Tectonic Shift in Data Protection
Enterprises already spend billions of dollars annually on
disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and cloud backup, signaling the
beginning of a disruption to an industry worth tens of billions of dollars.
There are two key drivers for this disruption:
- The first is a shift in the demand
side: In response to new and more varied threat vectors, the mandate for
the technology has shifted from just backing up data to protecting
business operations and maintaining business continuity.
- The second driver is from the
supply side: Cloud service providers can now deliver more advanced data
protection services and realize greater economies of scale, while reducing
complexity for enterprise customers.
Together, these forces are driving a massive change for
enterprise IT – the adoption of cloud services to enable business continuity
capabilities, replacing on-premises storage management technologies.
“We are seeing a tectonic shift in the space that used to be
called ‘backup and recovery,'” explained Rich Petersen, president and
co-founder of JetStream Software. “The mission of this technology has shifted
from backups that ‘protect the data’ to business continuity solutions that
‘protect the business.’ Also, the technology partner deploying and managing
these solutions has shifted from the enterprise end user to the cloud service
Powerful Advantages That Simplify Data Protection
Using the same on-premises software infrastructure for
continuous data capture, JetStream DR provides two models for data protection
and business continuity. For business-critical workloads with the most
stringent availability requirements, VMs can fail over to a “warm” VMware
recovery environment maintained by the service provider. Alternatively, data
can be continuously replicated to an S3-compatible object store. In the event
of a failover, the VMs and their data can be rehydrated on demand into a
temporary VMware recovery environment, enabling a much more economical DR
With the goal of enabling DR as a true cloud service,
JetStream DR delivers these powerful technical advantages:
- Continuous Data Capture for Near-Zero RPO
contrast to snapshot-based backups, JetStream DR continuously captures and
replicates data as it is written to local storage through VMware IO Filters.
The result is near-zero RPO and minimal impact on application performance.
- Hardware and Storage System Agnostic
DR runs within VMware vSphere to protect VMs on any type of infrastructure:
SAN, NAS, vSAN, HCI, etc. The recovery environment can be any VMware-compatible
infrastructure, regardless of customers’ architectures.
- High Throughput, Fault Tolerant Connectivity
DR is designed specifically for data center-to-data center DR services. The
crash-consistent data pipe is optimized for high throughput, fault-tolerant
data replication across network connections of varying quality, with seamless
- Leveraging Object Storage for Economies of Scale
DR takes cloud data protection “beyond backup” by delivering real-time data
replication into any S3-compatible object store, including AWS S3, as well as
solutions from vendors including Cloudian, MinIO and others.
- Policy-Based Administration
DR supports multiple, concurrent availability policies, assigned per VM
recovery group, for cost-efficient SLA management, minimizing manual effort and
risk of human error.
Product Pricing and Availability
JetStream DR is currently in production deployment with select partners and customers. All JetStream Software products are distributed via enterprise technology resellers, cloud service providers and managed service providers.