Disaster recovery as a service

Datasheet for service providers (DRAAS) solution highlights    

  • Increased coverage to IT systems through cost benefits
  • Eliminate the need to acquire, implement and absorb the costs associated with traditional DR
  • Reduced complexity normally attached to recovering highly complex IT systems
  • Minimize downtime across simple and complex IT systems
  • Increase IT systems resiliency through Disaster Recovery test capabilities, points of restore and analysis

Overview    

Customers need a way to provide business continuity in the event of unexpected or expected disasters, however implementing Disaster Recovery (DR) means solving the challenge of moving the data to an acceptable recovery location with minimal loss, activating the data in such a way that it functions as it did prior to the disaster, while maintaining the DR environment, expertise and ever-evolving discipline to operate such a function.

DRaaS for Service Providers is a Cloud-Enabled Managed Service offering based on Commvault’s industry-leading software that expands on traditional Commvault data backup capabilities to enable the failover and recover of data and workloads at a secondary site for the purposes of disaster recovery. It also offers a level of self-service control via a web portal, thereby allowing the tenants to interact directly with the service.

The primary goal of the service is to provide a turnkey platform that Service Providers can add to their service catalog and deliver a new set of solutions that meet the demand for the recovery of workloads. In their data center or across multiple public and private compute and cloud storage platforms where real-time failovers or “zero downtime” are not requirements.

Key benefits

BenefitsValue
Reduced complexity Integrated backup, recovery and DR in a single, software-based solution
Point in time restore Restore the system state of a client, backed up on a specific date and time.
Cross hardware restoreRestore systems to completely different hardware configurations.
Automation for faster recovery times and reduced management overhead Streamline DR preparedness with automated scheduling options for replication, deduplicated copy and scheduled restores.
Workflow automation Automate complex DR run books from end to end with fully customizable workflow automation.
Unattended operating system reinstall Initiate the recovery process of clients from a central location.
Integrated cloud storage options Seamlessly extend offsite disaster recovery with unrivaled cloud storage integration.
Broad OS support Support for Window, Linux and Unix Operating Systems, including HP UX, IBM-AIX and Oracle Solaris.

Summary

Commvault’s experience in data management delivers top-of-the-class features and functionality required to power and manage a DRaaS offering at scale, increasing the value proposition and go-to-market power for a MSP.