Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Avoid downtime and ensure your data is always available and accessible

Data is one of the most important assets for an organization. The infrastructure that stores and safeguards that data is equally important. IT teams need to be well-prepared to respond to downtime and data loss and get their critical infrastructure up and running again while restoring data access. Every organization must have a solid business continuity and disaster recovery strategy to be able to increase business resiliency and protect against disruptions and potential data loss.

  • Business continuity planning encompasses strategies to ensure that your business can operate with little to no downtime and while delivering continuous and secure data access.
  • A disaster recovery plan describes methods to ensure that data access is restored as quickly as possible in the event that your data center, storage, or other infrastructure goes down, is damaged, or destroyed.
45% of total unplanned downtime is caused by hardware failures
3 Months is the average recovery time from a disaster for 52% of small businesses
$100K to $1M is the estimated cost of a significant data center outage

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions
from DataCore

DataCore provides best-of-breed software-defined storage (SDS) solutions for block, file, and object storage environments that deliver critical capabilities to support your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. Designed and purpose-built with data availability and protection in mind, DataCore SDS solutions help to avoid downtime and ensure uninterrupted operations. No organization is immune to outages; and when one occurs, IT teams will be under pressure to restore operations fast. DataCore helps increase their preparedness to address unexpected outages and disasters and weather through these disruptive times.

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Key Benefits

  • Ensure continuous business operations while maintaining data availability
  • Mitigate risk of data loss and protect data integrity
  • Improve resiliency of IT infrastructure and services
  • Lower cost of recovery and restoration
  • Automate appropriate response to disruptive events
  • Meet and exceed recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) targets
  • Gain the flexibility to use heterogeneous storage equipment for data replication and protection

It is so important to keep our systems up and running at all times. DataCore software-defined storage gives me peace of mind because I know I can rely on it, along with outstanding support from both Mirazon and DataCore.

Rebecca Chike, Systems Supervisor City of Carmel

Three Lines for Defense for SAN and HCI Environments

DataCore SANsymphony is a block-based software-defined storage solution for SAN and HCI environments that provides ultimate flexibility for how data is stored, accessed, and protected. Among the many enterprise-class data services offered by SANsymphony, there are three critical capabilities that help create copies of data and protect against outages and data loss.

Synchronous Mirroring: Prevents equipment and site outages, both planned and unplanned, from disrupting business operations. Active-active copies of data are continuously mirrored at high speeds between physically separate locations within a metropolitan area. In contrast with competing alternatives, no manual intervention or scripting is needed for failover, resynchronization, or failback.

Asynchronous Remote Replication: Replicate critical data to remote plants, co-location facilities and public cloud services over long distance IP connections to mitigate the effects of regional disasters. IT teams can also test their disaster recovery functionality during normal operations.

Point-in-Time Data Copies: SANsymphony offers several ways to generate point-in-time copies necessary to restore data that has been corrupted or lost.

  • Backup is enabled through integration with popular third-party backup tools.
  • Snapshots capture known good points-in-time for rapid recall.
  • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) serves much like a digital video recorder, recording and timestamping every I/O without interrupting applications. The state of a volume can then be rolled back to the instant before data corruption or deletion occurred.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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Business Continuity Practices for Volatile Times

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Ensure Data Redundancy in Distributed NAS Environments

DataCore vFilO creates a global file system from file shares spread over NFS servers and NAS devices into a single global namespace for easier file access, sharing, and collaboration. vFilO balances capacity and load by automatically moving files to appropriate locations based on AI/ML-driven policies.

vFilO achieves data redundancy in two ways. First, it synchronously replicates files within a metropolitan area, rerouting requests around failures. Secondly, to mitigate the effects of a regional disaster, vFilO replicates files asynchronously between distant sites. In the event of a site outage, users and applications can access the copy from the DR site.

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Create data copies within the data center or to a cloud DR site for data redundancy

Increase Data Durability for Object Storage Environments

DataCore Swarm is a massively scalable object storage platform that helps streamline data access, delivery, and archive. Organizations can use Swarm as a secondary storage tier for their NAS infrastructure, offloading infrequently accessed files for archival and long-term preservation.

Swarm provides two native data protection capabilities – replication and erasure coding. Users can flexibly choose between them or use a combination of the two according to business requirements.

Protecting Data in the Cloud Age
with DataCore Swarm Object Storage

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