Cloud specialist makes designing, deploying and managing a DR plan simple and affordable while bringing cutting edge capabilities that transform DR into a valuable business asset
Sandwich, Kent, 27 February 2015: Ultra Secure Cloud service provider, The Bunker has today announced the launch of its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Hosted on the company’s Ultra Secure, ultra available private Cloud and accommodating any combination of physical and virtual infrastructure, The Bunker’s DRaaS provides Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMBs) with a cost-effective solution that guarantees business critical applications and data are available rapidly in the event of a partial or full disaster.
The Bunker’s DRaaS makes designing, deploying and managing a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan simple and more affordable by allowing SMBs to consolidate data backup and DR onto a single, secure and high availability dedicated infrastructure for a fixed monthly cost. Users can backup to and restore from the private Cloud, backup to and restore to the private Cloud, and replicate to Virtual Machines (VMs) in the private Cloud. Crucially, they only pay for invocation when it’s used.
“Historically, DR preparedness and Business Continuity Planning have proved beyond the financial reach of SMBs,” states Philip Bindley, CTO, The Bunker. “However, advances in private Cloud and virtualisation mean many are exposing themselves to unnecessary risk. The Bunker’s DRaaS is hosted in our private Cloud, protects virtual and physical systems, and includes advanced capabilities for a low monthly fee. It means businesses can be assured that their applications and data will be restored rapidly should the worst happen, whilst realising a dramatic reduction in the cost of DR.”
The Bunker’s DRaaS eliminates the risk associated with tape storage and the cost of managing an off-site Disaster Recovery (DR) environment. It also incorporates cutting edge features, with granular restore capability flexing from partial to full ‘bare metal’ DR ensuring that should one part of a client’s infrastructure go down, The Bunker can recover just that, without the need to migrate all services to an alternative location. The physical DR appliance deployed at the client’s primary site also enables users to perform their own partial recovery without any intervention or invocation by The Bunker. Meanwhile, a unique sandbox facility allows DR testing of the client’s entire environment, as often as required, with QSA auditable reports that meet data protection and business resilience mandates.
“Most organisations today have a patchwork of backup and DR and harbour doubts as to whether it would work if called upon,” continues Bindley. “Worse still, testing risks substantial disruption to business as usual. Our DRaaS automates testing and reporting with zero disruption to the client’s live IT environment – or their business. With The Bunker, backup becomes painless while invoking DR is no longer a case of hitting the big red button and restoring an entire site. It’s now a controllable and scalable event, transforming DR from a necessary evil into a valuable business asset.”
About The Bunker
The Bunker provides Ultra Secure Hosting, Cloud, Colocation and IT Services from within the UK’s most secure facilities, outside the M25 yet within easy reach of London.
At The Bunker, we put security first and keep some of the most demanding businesses Ultra Secure and available. Our data centres are former nuclear bunkers upgraded with millions of pounds of investment in networking infrastructure, fire suppression, power and cooling.
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