Denver, CO – October 14, 2015 – ViaWest, a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider in North America, today announced the launch of Cloud Recovery – DRaaS, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that helps protect businesses against devastating data losses by significantly simplifying how they replicate and then recover critical data.
Extended downtime and the loss of significant data often spells catastrophe for a company. According to a recent Gartner report, only 6 percent of companies survive longer than two years after a major data loss; 43 percent were immediately put out of business, and an additional 51 percent of companies closed their doors within two years of a major data loss. Gartner calculates that it costs an average company $5,600 per minute in lost revenue, contract penalties, supply-chain ripple effects, lost productivity and other costs when its network is down, which translates to more than $330,000 per hour.
ViaWest’s Cloud Recovery – DRaaS helps protect companies from incurring these costs by increasing the speed at which they can recover from an outage. The solution allows companies to quickly and easily replicate their business-critical data at a highly secure ViaWest facility – regardless of whether their production site is located on premises, at a ViaWest data center or at another provider’s data center.
“We have architected our Cloud Recovery – DRaaS solution from the perspective of CIOs and IT managers who bear the tremendous responsibility of keeping companies functioning 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” said Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer for ViaWest. “Extended downtime and the inability to recover lost data can be the difference between survival and bankruptcy. We understand that pressure, and Cloud Recovery – DRaaS gives CIOs and IT professionals another tool to help protect their companies.”
Cloud Recovery – DRaaS is a natural extension of ViaWest’s existing cloud offerings and enhances its Hybrid IT Solution set of colocation, cloud, compliance and security services. It allows IT managers to restore their networks with RPOs from minutes and RTOs from one hour, each based on the complexity of the customer’s environment. ViaWest also includes one free failover test each year to ensure that IT managers are not surprised by any issues related to recovering their data and restoring their operations.
“Traditional array-based and guest/OS-based disaster recovery approaches can be time consuming and expensive for CTOs to manage in-house,” added Carolan. “ViaWest’s Cloud Recovery – DRaaS solution was architected to offer customers a simple, cost-effective, stress-free disaster recovery platform. This product enables our customers to focus on growing and supporting their core businesses instead of managing a time, energy or capital intensive disaster recovery strategy.”
Cloud Recovery – DRaaS Key Features:
- Replication at the hypervisor layer
- Storage agnostic replication
- Granular virtual machine protection with no snapshots or slowdown
- Managed Disaster Recovery software and platform available
- Annual automated failover, failback and non-disruptive isolated testing included
ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider offering colocation, cloud, compliance services and security solutions. With more than 16 years of experience and 29 North American data centers, ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.
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