Business continuity refers to an organization’s ability to continue operating despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or to recover to an operational state within a reasonably short period of time.
Disaster recovery (DR) and backup are components of business continuity, but do not constitute a complete business continuity plan. Disaster recovery, as the name implies, is the ability to recover from a disaster or an interruption in service, while backup is the process of copying and archiving computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss.
As one of the industry’s largest and fastest growing solution providers, Zones is uniquely positioned to help your organization structure and deploy a comprehensive business continuity plan to quickly restore operations to normal in the event of an incident. Zones can help you optimize on-premises hardware and implement robust cloud solutions from our extensive portfolio of cloud solution providers.
Zones has direct relationships with a wide range of top-tier business continuity partners who can help you stay operational in the event of an incident:
VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery is a recovery-as-a-service solution built on vSphere Replication and vCloud Air – a hybrid cloud platform for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). It provides a cloud-based failover environment for dependable recovery when faced with an operational disruption by leveraging vSphere Replication to provide powerful, asynchronous replication capabilities at the hypervisor layer. VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery can be implemented in less than an hour and replicates virtual machines.
Barracuda Backup is a complete cloud-integrated solution for protecting physical and virtual environments that includes software, appliance, and offsite replication. Barracuda Backup is simple to deploy, easy to manage, and offers unlimited cloud storage. With an extensive range of supported environments and integration with Copy, file sync and share services, organizations can replace multi-vendor, piecemeal backup solutions with an all-in-one Barracuda Backup appliance. Barracuda Backup supports replication to another Barracuda appliance for private-cloud data protection or secure transfer to the Barracuda Cloud.
With Iron Mountain, you can increase data protection consistency by performing backups with greater frequency throughout the day – and combine backup and disaster recovery into a single, high-speed, efficient operation. You can further enhance data recovery by instantly initiating your disaster recovery program from any location, and leverage Iron Mountain’s Cloud Disaster Recovery Service to stand up your servers within one hour in case of an emergency.
Axcient helps companies keep employees productive, IT systems running, and data always accessible from anywhere at any time by leveraging unique cloud technology that mirrors your entire IT infrastructure in the cloud and gives you multiple recovery options from a single image-based snapshot of your systems. Recover data, failover servers, or virtualize the entire office with a click from a single Web-enabled interface. Companies using Axcient experience a 60% reduction in overall costs related to data protection while improving their Recovery Time Objective (RTO) to just minutes.
Contact your Zones account executive or email us at CloudSolutions@zones.com to schedule a consultation and learn how a cloud-based business continuity solution can ensure your business remains up-and-running – no matter what.