As A Service Model
When you want to take on new technology these days, the options seem endless. The As A Service model is the leading trend in modernizing your IT environment. Why not pay for what you use each month rather than investing in an expensive piece of hardware. Capex has gone. Opex is the future of budgets and is rapidly changing. Who wants to drive with gas when electric is so much more efficient? This train of thought is driving (pun intended) how IT professionals are thinking and responding to the services offered.
Disaster Recovery Taking Center Stage
Disaster Recovery often gets put on the back burner. Storage and compute have always been the exciting leaders in the data center. Though in a time when cyber threats and ransomware are on the rise, disaster recovery is taking center stage. To make everyone’s life easier, more efficient, and profitable, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has been at the forefront of OPEX budgets.
This cloud computing and backup service model uses cloud resources to protect applications and data from disruption caused by a disaster. An organization that has a complete system backup allows for continuity in the event of failure. A DRaaS solution provides an easy way to move a production workload to the cloud. Once that instance is deployed, it can act as a sandbox for further experimentation. Necessity is the mother of all inventions, but experiment builds the momentum for innovation.
What is your RTO (Recovery Time Objective)?
How fast can your organization recover from the moment of a disaster to the moment you return to regular operation? Businesses today have no tolerance for downtime. DRaaS provides a critical bridge, allowing companies to operate remotely while normal processes are restored.
While natural disasters are commonly associated with the need for DRaaS, five of the most common reasons an organization uses DRaaS are:
- On-premises power outages
- Security-related attacks
- Hardware and network failures
- Software, IT system errors
- Datacenter failures
Saving vs. Spending
How much can you save is the new mantra on every organization’s mind while becoming modernized! Disaster recovery is often seen as a burdensome cost when it should be thought of as an investment. For any organization considering transitioning to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), DRaaS can act as a stepping stone to full virtualization.
Carbonite Recover is the DRaaS offering that can help you achieve all these goals. While securely replicating critical systems from a primary environment to the cloud, they ensure an up-to-date secondary copy for failover at any moment. Who doesn’t want to minimize downtime as well as cost? With DRaaS you pay for what you use, when you use it, not for idle resources.
Carbonite’s Recover allows businesses to enjoy all the benefits of resilient IT without owning the hardware or being responsible for maintenance. Modernizing or minimalist, both of which recognize that less means more. Who doesn’t want the freedom of less responsibility!
Today, it is common to combine modern and legacy systems operating side-by-side. Not all DRaaS vendors support legacy systems, but Carbonite continues to be an industry leader in supporting many different legacy platforms. When protecting your environment with Carbonite, you can also count on them to support other platforms such as:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- VMware and Hyper-V
- IBM iSeries and AIX
Carbonite’s DRaaS advantages are built-in, allowing multi-sites 100 percent cloud computing. The resources are replicated to many different sites to ensure continuous backup if one or more sites are unavailable. Depending on the customers’ requirements, the ability to be granular or comprehensive can reduce cost with flexible protection.
Not only does Carbonite support a series of legacy and cloud-based platforms, but they also offer more control than competitive ISP solutions. They also provide flexible failover options that don’t require spare machines or extra fees, along with 24/7 phone support. DRaaS is one of those things you can’t afford to not have.
See how one retail chain stays in control with Carbonite Recover in this case study.
Zunesis partnered with Carbonite many years ago, not just as a reseller but as a customer. We have relied on the many advantages of using their products. We can attest to their cutting-edge technology, quality customer service, and competitive pricing. For more information on all the Carbonite products, contact us today.