Good disaster preparedness is far more than just a backup of data. It’s the ability to failover to another location, far from your home base, rapidly and with limited or no interruption in service. It is also more than the technology – it’s the process of pulling the trigger, failing over, and then failing back when appropriate.
But, good disaster recovery can’t break the bank. Like any insurance policy, it should be cost effective. Cost effective to establish, to test, and, in case of emergency, to pull the trigger. Insurance isn’t any good if you can’t rapidly and confidently make the decision to use it.
With the advent of cloud, good disaster recovery is within reach of any organization.Disaster Recovery: The Budget Item You Cannot Afford to Cut
Over our seven years of experience, talking with over a thousand companies, we have a strong sense for what matters to you in disaster recovery. Key among your concerns are:
Speed: It is critical that your failover occur rapidly – and that minimal data is lost. These are the metrics of RTO (Recovery Time Objective) & RPO (Recovery Point Objective). iland provides almost immediate failover, seconds after you trigger the disaster with continuous data protection.
Locations: iland has locations across the United States and throughout the United Kingdom. With growth plans throughout EMEA and Asia Pacific this year, our global footprint will ensure you have recovery options where you need them.
Testing: You never know how well a system will work without testing it. And, as things change in your environment, you’ll want to periodically re-test your DR system to ensure it remains properly configured. iland provides entirely self-service testing, so you can validate your plan as often as you need without any approvals or intervention.
Support: With 24×7 phone and email support, in addition to integrated ticketing within our management portal, iland is committed to the success of each and every one of our customers.
Data Sovereignty: It may be important for you that your cloud workloads continue to reside within your country, and its laws and jurisdiction. With the iland cloud, your workload will not cross borders – and you can always know its exact location.
With our extensive global experience with disaster recovery, we’ve engineered a solution that addresses the key concerns of our customers. Because DR should relieve stress – not add headaches.Read the DR-as-a-Service Datasheet
If you have the most basic environment, 100% virtualized, no interesting configurations, then your DR plan can be rather straightforward. But, most environments have a tricky bit or two – and you need a solution to address it.
You can depend on our high-availability network to truly failover in near real time. With diverse and redundant GbE or 10 GbE connections to Tier 1 providers and connections via private line or VPN, multiple virtualization-optimized servers with redundant power and hard drives, we address both the data and the network challenge.
Your business is unique, so should your business continuity strategy. Download our DR Planning Guide and start designing the strategy that will protect your company from downtime, diminished revenue, and lost customers.DR: Getting Started Guide
It makes sense for every organization to back up their cloud workloads to a secondary site in the cloud. Some organizations need a secondary failover site for regulatory reasons. Others to comply with data sovereignty requirements. Whatever the reason, iland replicates your applications and data between data centers to bolster security and speed recovery. Prior to replication, we work with you to understand your VM groups and manage testing and failover to the secondary site.