Earthlink Business Cloud Disaster Recovery


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  • The effects of data loss for business are significant Forty-three percent of companies that experience a major data loss do not reopen (DTI/Price Waterhouse Coopers) Eighty percent of companies that do not rebound from a data loss within one month are likely to go out of business in the near future (Bernstein Crisis Management) Fifty-one percent of companies are out of business within two years of experiencing a major data loss (University of Texas Center for Research on Information Systems)
  • Katrina was a Category 5 storm packing winds estimated at 175 mph
  • 4 hour RTO – Recovery Time Objective
  • Worry Free replication – automated and transparent (non-disruptive) Captures disk-writes at host’s file systems layer while all applications operate above the actual file system layer. This allows the solution to transparently and reliably protect that data by replicating to the target server. Target server applies file update commands to replicated files. All file additions and deletions are replicated as well. Open-file mirroring and replication: processes and replicates open files without taking them offline; applications remain online and users stay productive.
  • Not all Cloud providers deliver the same capabilities. When comparing EarthLink too some of the other leading providers a number of competitive advantages become obvious. Listed here are the most notable: 1) Next Generation Cloud Platform powered by Industry leading technologies 2) Geographic diversity when selecting data center locations 3) Private MPLS network for best network performance and reliability
  • Earthlink Business Cloud Disaster Recovery

    1. 1. Cloud Disaster Recovery
    2. 2. Typical Business ChallengesHow much does it cost me to have my IT environmentoff-line, and how quickly does my disaster recoveryfailover IT environment come on-line?How can I implement an affordabledisaster recovery plan without capitalexpenditure, and not overloading myIT staff?Does my disaster recovery plan adequately protectmy servers data and applications from man-madeand natural disasters?Does the location of my disaster recoveryservers provide enough geographic diversity toprotect me from a widespread disaster?How can I squeeze the maximum amount ofuseful life out of may CAPEX investments without the risk of outages?What happens when my aging servers reachend of life and need repairs or replacements?
    3. 3. Can You afford a Disaster?Organizations have experienced application and data lossover the past year4100%Forty-three percent of companies that experience a majordata loss do not reopen143%80%Companies are out of business within two years ofexperiencing a major data loss351%Companies that do not rebound from a data loss within onemonth are likely to go out of business in the near future2Sources: 1. DTI/Price Waterhouse Coopers 2. Bernstein Crisis Management 3.University of Texas Center for Research on Information Systems)4. CA Technologies survey 12/2011Cause of lost data was IT systems failure478%
    4. 4. Super Storm Sandy had Widespread Impact• 650,000 houses destroyed or damaged• 8.5 million without power for weeks• Severe damage to businesses in NJ• 19,000 NJ businesses sustaineddamage of $250K or more• Total business losses at $8.3 billionDisasters Strike without WarningSource: Tropical Cyclone Report HurricaneSandy (AL182012)
    5. 5. More Frequent Extreme Hurricane surges in the future1• Frequency to increase 10 timesin coming decades• Chance of Katrina magnitudehurricanes have doubled1: Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences: 3/18/13• 2013 forecast: 18 TropicalStorms – 9 will becomeHurricanes• Typical year has 12 TropicalStorms, 7 are Hurricanes2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season22: Colorado State University – TropicalMeteorology Project, April 2013
    6. 6. Operational Outages a Greater ThreatA regional disasters is only one type of event that impactsdowntimeIDC Business Continuity Study•The greatest threats came from power outages, security, andtelecommunications failures•Near majority had to initiate an application or data recovery in past12 months•Only 10% had to activate a data center recovery•Only 6% experienced a facility loss.Source: IDC, The State of Business Continuity in End-User Environments in 2011, doc#227783; April, 2011"
    7. 7. Disaster recovery of your data, applications and operating systems. An affordable cloud basedserver that replicates your primary server environment and can be quickly scaled to fullyreplace your primary servers to get your business back up and running.An Affordable Solution
    8. 8. Take advantage of the Cloud• Disaster recovery protection of data, applications and operating systems• Continuous real-time replication• Supports multiple IT environments - physical and virtual servers• Minimal expense for replication server environment, no CAPEX• Pre-configure failover environment – only pay for full resources if needed• Geographic diversity in the event of a widespread disaster• Recovery from any outage though a single consoleYour data is secure in EarthLink Data Centers• SSAE 16 compliant data centers and certified security staffCloud Disaster Recovery
    9. 9. Cloud Disaster RecoveryDisaster recovery protection• Protection from man-made accidents, power outages, natural disasters,and server crashes• Failovers executed in less than 4 hours• Includes Platinum level of Managed Services• Provides customized email event notification• Flexible post recovery options:– Maintain the Cloud Hosted failover as new ongoing source platform– Reestablish on-site as new failover, backing up the new Cloud Hosted platform– Revert to original DR configuration – migrate data to new on-site servers, scale back CloudHosting to replication only
    10. 10. Cloud Disaster RecoveryContinuous data, application and OS replication• Replication and failover that continuously captures byte-level changesas they occur• Worry Free replication – automated and transparent (non-disruptive)– Applications remain online and users stay productive
    11. 11. Cloud Disaster RecoveryReplication server requires minimal resources• Affordable disaster recovery protection• Use existing WAN connections• No CAPEX investments required• Purchase minimum of 1 vCPU with 2GB RAM for replication• Purchase enough storage capacity to support source server capacity• Specify full configuration of virtual resources that will be spun-up in eventof a failover – only pay for full configuration for period activated• Ability to revert from failover to primary servers post event
    12. 12. Cloud Disaster RecoverySupport for multiple IT environments• Hardware and application independent – supporting any HW/SWconfiguration• Application-level or full-server failover options• Protects leading software apps: Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint,and more• MS Windows 2003 and 2008 R2 certified• Protects both physical and virtual servers• Platinum level of managed services included for full support
    13. 13. Cloud Disaster RecoveryOur Competitive Advantages• Next Generation Cloud• Geographic Diversity• Private MPLS Connectivity
    14. 14. Delivers value to your business:• Protecting your mission-critical data applications and OS• Rapid recovery of your IT Environment• Minimal IT expenses