One of the most important support functions necessary for any business is that of disaster recovery, and the replication which is a major component of the recovery process. No one really wants to dwell on all the nasty disaster possibilities which might strike a business, but those unpleasant problems are a fact of life all the same.
And if you don’t have a solid recovery plan in place for when the unthinkable happens, you might find yourself saddled with crippling downtime for far longer than your business can afford it. These days, there are more options available to managers and owners of businesses, which don’t involve long-term contracts or hiring extra personnel to develop and implement your disaster recovery plans.
The age of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has arrived, and for many businesses, the DRaaS service featuring Cloud Replication with Zerto offered by VPLS Inc. is simply the most reliable, comprehensive, and cost-effective solution on the market.
Simplified Process, Comprehensive Results
One of the aspects of Zerto replication which makes it so reliable and universal in its application is the fact that much of the complexity of physical replication has been eliminated in favor of virtual replication. In Zerto DRaaS, a hypervisor is established as a virtual machine monitor to run multiple virtual machines as guests, bypassing the need for physical storage replication. The whole recovery process can thus be automated, since storage-to-storage replication is no longer necessary.
There is an incredible amount of flexibility available through this kind of replication scheme – you can literally replicate from any kind of device or platform to any other kind of device. You can even make transfers of data and applications between any types of cloud platforms, such as Hyper-V or VMware, and any kind of hypervisors.
Once hypervisor-based replication has been setup for your business, it can be in operation almost continuously, which means you can recover data from virtually any point in time. With no transaction loss, your business can resume without missing a beat, and you won’t be obliged to make numerous embarrassing apologies to your customers.
The VPLS Difference
When you partner with VPLS for hypervisor-based Cloud Replication service, you’ll also have the convenience of a sandbox environment where all replication processes can be tested out, without interfering with normal daily operations. A key component of having a disaster recovery plan in the first place is testing it out periodically, so that you can be certain it will be effective when it needs to be put into use.
Ideally that day will never come, but in case disaster ever does befall your business, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing instant failover will kick in, and you’ll have a (near) immediate and seamless transition to backup systems. Because of the efficiency and the simplicity of hypervisor-based DRaaS from VPLS, your business will be able to carry on just as if nothing had happened.