With the Ponemon Institute reporting that the average cost of downtime is about $9,000 minute, it’s no surprise that companies of all sizes are looking to improve their readiness for a disaster or unplanned outage. Here’s how Gartner sums it up: “With the rise of digital business initiatives, online customer and partner interactions, and business user reliance on IT organizations are seeing business process continuity (and IT service availability) requirements rise toward 100%. For the same reasons, business recovery time objectives (RTOs) are dropping from days to hours, or even minutes. As a result, increasing amounts of IT budgets are being spent on disaster recovery acceleration and IT service availability improvement/downtime reduction measures.”[i]
But building a recovery plan you can trust is hard – and often costly. Complex backup, replication, and storage solutions, with hundred-page runbooks, are just a few of the challenges. For many, cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery seems a distant vision that remains out of reach.
SimpliVity is already the only hyperconverged solution that integrates built-in backup and disaster recovery along with compute and storage, making it unique in the industry. With guaranteed 60-second restores, global VM-centric management, and hyper-efficient remote backups, it is no surprise that a recent IDC report found that SimpliVity customers improve backup and disaster recovery by 70%, while 51% eliminated third-party backup entirely – in favor of SimpliVity’s native data protection.
And now with the release of RapidDR, SimpliVity makes it even easier for organizations of all sizes to safeguard their operations.
RapidDR is a disaster recovery automation solution that simplifies and accelerates the offsite recovery of workloads running on SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure, in the event of a disaster. It automates the recovery process for all virtual machines at the recovery site, addressing the following parameters:
- Inventory Settings, such as the recovery datacenter, resource pool, and folder location details.
- VM recovery order and timing.
- Network parameters, such as DNS & Gateway settings, IP/Subnet (Or DHCP), and Portgroup mapping.
With RapidDR, implementing a disaster recovery plan can be done in just five easy steps. You avoid complicated scripting efforts and complex runbooks. Instead, you use an intuitive VM-centric GUI to streamline setup and configuration processes. And as an added bonus, you can automatically produce well-documented disaster recovery plans and detailed post-activity reports for compliance audits when the disaster happens.
By driving down cost and complexity, SimpliVity makes it easy for all enterprises using its hyperconverged solutions to have an effective disaster recovery plan in place, improving RPOs and RTOs in the event of unplanned downtime. Automation shortens recovery times and reduces the likelihood of operator error, minimizing system downtime and revenue loss.
RapidDR will be available later this year. Affordable software licenses will be offered in “protection packs” of either 25 or 100 protected VMs. You can mix and match and order any number of protection packs to get the coverage you need. All SimpliVity customers will get an initial 25VM protection pack with no license fee, only the cost of one year of support.
The good news is that effective and affordable disaster recovery is no longer a distant vision. SimpliVity not only helps to simplify your IT infrastructure, it gives you enterprise-grade disaster recovery you can count on, with the peace of mind that your business will stay up and running – and out of the headlines.
[i] Gartner, 2016 Planning Guide for Data Center Modernization and Consolidation, Werner Zurcher, et al., 02 October 2015, G00281351