Organizations have become deeply dependent on their IT infrastructure and digital data for everyday operations and business success. At the same time, risks affecting business continuity have increased, taking the form of Internet-based attacks, natural disasters, geo-political insecurity, or failure of some critical aspect of increasingly complex IT infrastructure. Recent studies show that more than 60% of companies do not have a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan and 40% of those who do believe it would not be very effective in case of a serious disaster.
Conventional approaches to Disaster Recovery are both expensive and somewhat inelegant. They all revolve around replicating production data centers and storage facilities in remote locations to mitigate the risk of a serious event that would affect business continuity. The costs of the data center are also duplicated: data from virtualized environments is copied to back-up storage, and a second set of servers are provisioned for the purpose of quickly recovering operations, but mostly stay idle while waiting for a DR event that one hopes will never take place. It amounts to paying a hefty insurance premium, one that is equal to a substantial portion of the value of the protected asset. What makes matters even more complicated is that the DR site must evolve with the production data center in order to maintain survivability of all components. The consequence is that the costs of a conventional DR site keep growing while remaining in stand-by mode.
The Pivot3 hyperconverged Disaster Recovery solution solves the disaster recovery challenge with the same disruptive technology that is revolutionizing data centers on the production side. Pivot3 supports fast, flexible, and reliable backup and recovery of virtualized applications and data based on Pivot3’s hyperconverged technology. Critical operations can be recovered to the same back-up appliances to form a robust and cost-effective business continuity solution, rather than replicating an entire data center 1-to-1.