Are you prepared for disaster when it strikes?
Many people think that a good back up and recovery process is enough. While anyone will agree that this is imperative, it is not enough. Back up and recovery solutions are perfect for recovering from data corruption, rebuilding a server running non-mission critical applications that can afford to be off-line for 4 to 8 hours, or archiving data off-line to meet internal or government regulations.
But for those mission critical applications that need to be running 24 x 7, where down time is not an option, you need something much more robust. You need a Data Replication and Disaster Recovery strategy, backed by the technology to deliver on that promise.
Implementing a remote data replication policy is the first step toward a comprehensive disaster recovery plan, which is no longer an option but a necessity for mission critical computing environments. The U.S. government has already recognized the risk represented by the loss of critical data and is stepping up its efforts to mandate requirements to mitigate this in industries as diverse as healthcare, banking, financial and the government itself.
Data replication is the basis of all disaster recovery solutions and involves periodically copying a volume's data onto a secondary storage device, which can be located any distance from the original - preferably far away. If the main storage device should fail, data on the secondary storage device can immediately be promoted to primary status and brought online. Replication is a continuous process that begins by establishing a complete copy of data at risk at the disaster recovery (secondary) site. With that copy as a baseline, the replication process continues, recording any changes to data and forwarding those changes to update the secondary.
For true protection against major disasters, DR centers require remote sites to be located hundreds of miles away from the business, raising issues of data loss and synchronization of data between the production and DR site. The ideal disaster recovery solution provides quick time-to-recovery, assuring continuance of operations (near uninterrupted access to data). Additionally, the solution must minimize data loss for a graceful recovery, keeping primary and DR center data synchronized while minimizing human intervention to reduce errors during the recovery process.
Organizations like yours have struggled to comply with these issues, and deployments are being stifled due to technology or budgetary constraints. Amdex can help you resolve these issues by designing an efficient hardware topology, and implementing this with robust software tools and scalable hardware, based on HP industry leading storage solutions.
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