Software Tools can help the process but are typically inadequate, and only help so much One common approach is to use Bare Metal Restore Imaging tools to “ghost” the data across This only takes point in time snapshots of the data, incurring tremendous downtime These processes still involve a great deal of manual effort Image capture, Image Deploy, System reconfiguration, and more….
DR Planning and Testing The real cost of downtime
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What You W i ll Learn The Need for Disaster Recovery Challenges with traditional DR testing Reducing downtime Virtual DR for real ROI
Why Downtime Matters *September 2, 2010 , Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are top IT Priorities for 2010 and 2011 - Forrester Total economic damage from disaster in 2009* Economic impact felt in the US from disasters in 2009* $10.8 Billion $41.3 Billion
Better Understanding of Protection *Jan. 25, 2010 – The State of Enterprise IT: 2009 to 2010 - Forrester of enterprises have indicated that improving disaster recovery capabilities is a high priority* 78% Critical Priority 30% - High Priority 48%
Heterogeneous Protection .Net Application Server LAMP Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site) Block Based replication Block Based replication
Easy Testing Rapidly Test Recovery Workloads Testing Logged For Reporting and Compliance Isolated Testing of Recovery Workloads Internal Web Server Email Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site)
Gain Visibility Demonstrate Policy Compliance Actionable Alerts Failure Notification Internal Web Server Email Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site) ! Smart Phone
Rapid Failover and Flexible Failback Recovery Workload Runs on PlateSpin Forge Failback to Dissimilar Hardware Failback with Sync To Repaired Hardware Internal Web Server Repaired Email Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site) New Web Server
What resources are in the data center? What workloads are running on those resources? PlateSpin Recon Enterprise provides physical and virtual infrastructure analysis, planning, and reporting for data center initiatives. How efficiently are resources assigned to workloads? Create plans to optimize workloads and resources PlateSpin ® Recon Enterprise Workloads Resources
Backup to virtual machines Incremental replication Whole-workload protection for all server workloads. Easy to test One-click failover PlateSpin Protect Physical Servers Virtual Hosts Blade Servers Image Archives Workload Decoupled from Hardware
PlateSpin ® Forge Protects up to 25 workloads PlateSpin Forge Includes: • Storage • Replication software • Hypervisor Plug In and Protect Solution for : • Medium enterprises • Branch or field use for large enterprises • Hosted recovery World’s first disaster recovery hardware appliance with embedded virtualization
Nichols College “ Disaster recovery solutions can be very complex ... PlateSpin Forge is very straightforward. There’s just one piece of hardware to manage. It’s low maintenance, and has low overhead. Without it, we certainly would have spent more money on another disaster recovery solution that would have required more resources to support it.” Customer Results www.novell.com/success/nichols_college.html Reed Smith LLP "With PlateSpin Protect, we can recover multiple sites with the same set of hardware quite easily, in a matter of minutes." http://www.novell.com/success/reed_smith.html
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