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Azzurrio ReliableDR

Overview
Disaster Recovery with Automated Orchestration and Testing for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V
You’ve automated your backup across your data center; but what about recovery? How do you ensure that you can recover at not only the server level but at the operating system and even the application level with iron-clad certified assurance within a specific amount of time (guaranteed RTO—Recovery Time Objective) and within the maximum tolerable data loss period (guaranteed RPO—Recovery Point Objective?) 

Ever wonder about all those VMware vSphere VMs that you religiously backup up and replicate – what happens to each of them? You just throw each one away. What if you had a technology that allowed you to use each and every one of them so that you knew—without a doubt— that you could recover within your objectives? That you could finally stop talking about RTOs and RPOs and instead talk about RTAs and RPAs (Recovery Time Actuals and Recovery Point Actuals?)

 

Azzurrio ReliableDR enables you to take the guesswork out of recovery—to replace the time and expense of manual testing while ensuring that you meet your business service level agreements and your compliance requirements. Azzurrio ReliableDR allows you to:

  • Guarantee recovery with 100% automated DR failover, failback and testing. 
  • Automatically certify that RPOs and RTOs will be achieved. 
  • Fully automate DR testing as often as you want. 
  • Ensure immediate detection and alerting of deviations. 
  • Guarantee failover of virtualized applications and business services.

 
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Features

Certified Replica for Recovery
Automates failover and recovery verification with Azzurrio Appliances, Azzurrio Enterprise Backup, and Azzurrio Virtual Backup. Provides cost-effective, storage agnostic replication that can scale to large environments, save bandwidth with WAN-friendly data transfer, secure with government-grade encryption, and conduct granular backup and recovery.

Automated, Continuous, Service-Oriented DR Testing
Removes the cost and complexity associated with outdated, infrequent and manual DR test procedures. Directly certifies that your DR strategy is sound by frequently testing it against defined objectives.

Application-Aware Testing
Measures accurate Recovery Time Actuals of the entire service you are protecting without time-consuming manual procedures or error prone scripting. Leverages out-of-the-box testing capabilities for each component of your multi-tiered applications to ensure they all function together as a cohesive service at your DR site.

Certified Recovery Points
Protects against configuration drift and accidental changes that can replicate to the DR site by automatically storing multiple recovery points that are certified through detailed, automated testing procedures.

Test, Failover, and Failback
Automates failover and failback processes when an outage occurs in order to maintain availability of your critical services. Uses production network mapping to drastically speed the process of true application failover.

Flexible Replication Options
Maximize your IT investments, simplifies configuration, and decreases application RPOs through ReliableDR’s easy to use integration with all major storage vendors. If needed, you can also leverage the zero-footprint host-based replication capabilities built into Azzurrio ReliableDR for a complete DR solution in one product.

Automated Network Mapping
Very often production and DR virtual networks are not exactly the same. There are two main components to properly managing DR failover, failback and testing between environments that have different networks. The first is ensuring that the applications are properly mapped into the correct networks at the DR site for full functionality and communication, and the second is reconfiguring guest IP addresses at the DR site.

vCloud Director integration
Azzurrio ReliableDR integration with vCloud allows a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to failover a tenant into the cloud, and immediately starts to apply a series of operational policies according to contractual SLAs. It closely aligns with the VMware vCloud strategy and allows CSPs to offer a seamless transition to their cloud for customers that experience major incidents in their production environments.

Always on VMs (continuous dependencies)
It is common for several applications to share common components, such as DNS servers, domain controllers and other middleware. This feature allows applications to be DR tested separately yet reuse the same base services. It supplies more resilience by helping DR planners ensure that related applications are check-pointed and recoverable from a consistent set of common components. 

User Auditing
ReliableDR extends DR compliance monitoring for the activity of ReliableDR’s administrators, so that their activities can be audited, a key benefit in highly regulated industries with stringent requirements for audit and reporting.

Web-Oriented Architecture
Azzurrio ReliableDR is a web application that can be driven and queried from other applications. This a key advantage for large environments with multiple tenants and well-structured governance and service delivery processes. For example, Cloud Service Providers that have developed an end user portal and want to provide all cataloged services through it, can invoke ReliableDR without needing to manually access the UI. This paves the way for CSPs to provide Recovery as a Service and automate the backend process. 

Advanced Reporting that Includes Compliance
Azzurrio ReliableDR provides the unmatched ability to measure Recovery Time Actuals and the aging of application snapshots. The enhanced reporting allows auditors, risk officers and other non-IT staff to obtain compliance data on demand and without disrupting data center operations. This also enables users to prove and demonstrate to compliance auditors the definitive actual performance of their DR implementation against objectives.

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