DR Insures survivability of your data in spite of a disaster.DR ensures that you have access to your important company and customer records after a hardware/software failure.
Not everyone is doing it, because it’s not just the click of a button. DR takes daily work and attentionMethodical processes and reliable storageScalable resources
Facing extreme expectations. Always available, blazing fast, accessible anywhere.- BC/DR is no longer a luxury of the very large or transaction oriented enterprise.eCommerce provider, running a small production environment in the Peak 10 cloud needs near real-time replication with very fast recovery. Complex production systems running multiple sites on a single guest based on multiple platforms. Getting inside of the OS and mirroring this on the far side is impossible.Sports venue with key infrastructure running on their premise – ticket sales, food and beverage sales, facilities management systems, along with traditional applications like accounting, HR, messaging. They are not willing to move production, but they need DR. If they lose connectivity during an event, very bad things happen. If the facility is closed because of a regional weather event, they need to be able to recover their back-office systems. These folks want multi-tenant DR as a service.A healthcare services provider, offering hosted EMR is in a Peak 10 facility running on the $2mm infrastructure they just purchased needs a DR solution that includes geographic diversity. They can’t afford to send someone to the 2nd site each time they need to mirror a change to that DR environment. They don’t want to spend the capital on a scaled down version of the production environment.
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Industry research has shown that companies who can’t recover their IT systems within a certain number of days after a major outage face bankruptcy. For the rest, there are certainly some serious financial consequences to each hour of prolonged outage. As you can see nearly 50% of companies don’t re-open after disaster and 30% close with 2 yrs of the event. Disasters are normal and can come in any force ( natural or unnatural) and we have to be prepared for it
If you at look at how people are implementing Availability today. You will silos. Weather it is application Silo ( oracle, SQL, Exch) or h/w ( Dell, IBM, HP. ) Applications dictate the way HA/DR is implemented. Admins are dependent on tools like RAC, Data Guard, MC Clustering. This makes the environment complex and expensive and increases dependency among people with different skill-set.
The interesting thing is, People are looking at Virtualization not just for consolidation, but for BC/DR. Here is a data from a customer survey that was done recently. The fact that you are on VMware, you are already step ahead of physical environment when it comes to BC. We will talk in details on how VMware makes your environment really simple, cost-effective and agile for BC
A good BC solutions depends on a reliable platform and builds on top of it. The main pillars of BC are DP LA and DR. We will get into each one by one and discuss it in detail. Data Protection is your basic backup and restore. Local Availability is failover and availability within a data center. And DR is the complete site failover.
Script:So let’s talk about some key requirements for a business continuity solution:First, it’s important to build that solution using a reliable platform. After all, the more reliable the platform, the less likely it is that you’ll experience downtime in the first place. Our platform is mature, has been in the market for over seven years and is used by over 100,000 customers. In fact, 85% of them trust our platform for their production workloads. And we continue to innovate. Our latest hypervisor, ESXi, is hardware embedded and has an extremely small footprint. I mention this for two reasons: the first is that it does matter whose hypervisor you’re using – it’s not a commodity, and the second is that VMware is committed to ensuring that our platform is rock solid. (CLICK)Second, we want our solution to be independent of physical infrastructure. Less dependence on specific hardware and configurations means more flexibility in how we protect and recover applications in the face of downtime. The IT environment is constantly in flux, and servers will continue to be upgraded and their configuration changed. None of this should impact our business continuity solution. What’s great about virtual machines is that they always see the same set of virtual hardware, which is transparently mapped to the underlying physical hardware. Virtualizing computing, network, and storage means that your applications don’t care what kind of physical equipment they’re running on. You could move them around and they’d never know it. (CLICK)Third, instead of protecting only specific applications or operating systems, we want to extend protection across the broadest range of applications and OSes. A good solution won’t require that we make trade-offs about which applications are worthy of protection. We can virtualize any standard x86 operating system and the applications that run on it. No modifications or special drivers are required. And all of the protections that are part of the VMware platform, such as for data protection, availability, and disaster recovery, apply across all virtual machines. This translates into the broadest degree of protection and also greatly reduces the cost of protection. (CLICK)And finally, we need to protect against all kinds of downtime – from planned maintenance to disasters.
[Note: slide builds manually from left to right]Key Points:Disaster recovery in the traditional physical x86 world is hard for the following reasons:Easiest and most reliable recovery requires complex server and recovery site infrastructureThe recovery process is also typically fairly complex due to hardware dependencies, application dependencies, etc.Due to the complexity of the process, having accurate and up-to-date documentation (a disaster recovery “runbook”) is essential, as are ensuring that everyone is thoroughly trained on recovery procedures and executes them correctly when neededAs a result, recovery requirements often fail to be met: recovery takes too long, is often unsuccessful, and requires significant investment of IT $$ and staffScript:Traditional disaster recovery plans depend on a very complex set of processes and infrastructure: duplicate datacenters, duplicate server infrastructure, processes for getting data to a recovery site, processes for restarting servers, processes for reinstalling operating systems, and so on. Because disaster recovery can be some complex, organizations often find themselves unable to provide good protection to more than a privileged few of their production workloads, leaving other workloads (e.g. file/print servers, internal web servers, departmental applications) unprotected or poorly protected.Because of the complexity of disaster recovery plans and infrastructure, organizations are heavily dependent on significant amounts of personnel training, on the accuracy and completeness of thick paper “runbooks” that document the recovery process, and on perfect execution of the recovery process when an outage does occur. Because testing is disruptive and expensive, organizations have a limited ability to ensure that all of their training, documentation, and execution is practiced and can successful recover their IT services.As a result of these challenges, tests of recovery plans often fail; basic recovery of critical workloads – if successful at all – often takes days or weeks; and a significant amount of IT time and resources are consumed by managing and maintaining recovery plans. In short, most firms fail to meet the continuity requirements set by their organizations.
That new era is characterized by the promise of cloud computing. The “Web” completely changed the way we think about consuming services over the internet. But that was only half of the picture. The other half is how those services are delivered. That’s the focus of cloud computing, which completes the transformation of service delivery. VMware, the customer-proven leader in virtualization, is aggressively helping businesses pave the path to “Cloud Computing”, which promises to be the new era in IT that finally addresses the compounding problem of complexity.
We know cloud computing adoption is maturing. Often, cost reduction is talked about as the benefit for cloud computing but to put that in context, according to the IDG survey for VMware and most industry experts, the benefits for business agility are far greater.The top driver for cloud computing is Business Agility at 75%. Reducing IT investment is secondary at 56%.
Webinar- Simple and Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery in the Cloud - 7-19-12
2 1Presented By: Ken Seitz, Manager of Product Strategy
5DR “is” a priority for businesses Of enterprises have indicated that improving disaster recovery capabilities is a high priority*• How would losing data affect your business?• How long would it take you to recovery from a disaster?• What is the long term impact to your company’s reputation?*Jan. 25, 2010 – The State of Enterprise IT: 2009 to 2010 - Forrester
6 The BC/DR Challenges• Duplicate infrastructure isn’t cost-effective or scalable• Documentation maintenance rarely happens• Requires a high level of knowledge of the environment by the service provider• Data replication solutions, outside of snapshotting, is expensive• Many replication options carry the production problem forward due to lack of “roll back”• Failback is extremely time consuming• Moving the data is only part of the need• Audit and testing difficulties
7 Definitions• Disaster Recovery -- The ability to react to a business interruption and recover information technology (systems, data, applications, processes, people) according to a plan.• Business Continuity -- The discipline of maintaining the operation of a business despite interruption of its processes, in whole or in part, regardless of cause or duration.• Recovery Time Objective -- How quickly can full operation be restored?• Recovery Point Objective -- How current is the data that is being restored?
8Difference Between BusinessContinuity & Disaster Recovery
14 DR Past• In the 90’s, it was your one data center, backed up to tape – maybe disk, and outsourced to a recovery provider with equipment you shared with others. You fought for test time and planned your test rather than tested your plan.• In the early 90’s DR was focused on Disaster Recovery (post event)….today it’s Business Continuance through a disaster (resiliency or surviving through an event).
15 DR Now• Many more options due to virtualization and improvements in replication• New Concepts Metro DR (Not the other side of the moon), Caching example, Containers• The big four has not changed RPO, RTO, Compliance/audit regulations, and DRPG• Network and SAN are the key components and where all the contingency resides (Compute becoming more like a cell phone without a SIM card)• DR has become essential to the business from a viability perspective
16 Interesting Facts• Disasters are not always the result of high winds and rain. In the past two years, 52% of businesses experienced an unforeseen interruption, and the vast majority (81%) of these interruptions caused the business to be closed for one or more days. Source: Gartner• 80 percent of companies without well-conceived data protection and recovery strategies go out of business within 2 years of a major disaster. Source: US National Archives and Records Administration• For any business, large or small, the worst thing that can happen is an unexpected event that stops you trading or drives your customers away. Some 80% of companies that suffer a major disaster and don’t have any form of contingency planning go into liquidation within 18 months. Source: Lloyds TSB
17 Framework for IT DR Strategy Network Design• Internal: server name and address switchover to DR site • External: WAN design for site-to-site traffic redirection• Internal: security domain switchover to production • External: WAN optimized for data replication and• Telephony: internal telephony switchover redirected production traffic Strategy Data Location Provisioning Protection Alternatives • Vaulted tape backups• Internal • Dedicated hot standby • Data Replication• Co-location • Repurpose cold standby DB log• Commercial Hot Site • Repurpose UAT/Test/Dev Server volume• Hybrid • Shared Vendor services SAN volume• Distributed Operations • Quickship Vendor Services Storage volume Internal Co-location • ATOD Replenish Filesystem
18 Market Trends• Optimization of internal Infrastructures to support the business in performance/profit AND recoverability/resilience (i.e. repurposing QA/Test/Dev for DR)• Executive focus on BC/DR in terms of compliance, security, social media, and business relevance• Data replication & VTL solutions replacing backup to tape• BC/DR viewed in terms of IT Service Continuity & Service Resilience• Power grid concerns and impacts• Outsourcing Production and DR increasing rapidly (Why?)
21Disasters Happen. Do You Need Protection? 43% of companies experiencing disasters never re-open, and 29% close within two years (McGladrey and Pullen) 93% of business that lost their data center for 10 days went bankrupt within one year (National Archives & Records Administration) 40% of all companies that experience a major disaster will go out of business if they cannot gain access to their data within 24 hours (Gartner) Top executives say 10 hours to recovery; IT managers say up to 30 hours (Harris Interactive)
22Traditional Availability Silos Are Complex and Expensive Middleware / Java Local Availability Oracle RAC Disaster DB Mirroring DB Access App Server Recovery Group Clusters Oracle MS Clustering DataGuard Data CCR / SCR Session State Replication Protection Custom solution for each application stack Complex and expensive Highly skilled staff to configure and manage Risk of errors Expensive licenses (e.g. RAC) Dedicated standby infrastructure
23BC/DR is the #1 reason why people virtualize … Top Five Objectives for VirtualizationUse virtualization to improve Business Continuity and DisasterRecovery (BCDR) 46%Improve virtual machine performance 33%Increase the server consolidation ratio 32%Improve VM environment management 31%More mission-critical applications 24% Source: WW VMware customer survey, January 2010 N=1083
24 VMware Business Continuity PillarsData Protection Local Availability Disaster Recovery X Reliable Platform
25 Requirements for Building Business Continuity Solutions • Over 85% of customers using forBuilt on a reliable production applicationsplatform • No reliance on OS or arbitrary driversIndependent of physical • Hardware-independent protectioninfrastructureProtection across operating • Application and OS independentsystems and applications protection • Protection against planned andProtection against a unplanned downtimebroad spectrum of • Protection against component, server,downtime causes data, and site failures
26 Key Drivers to a Successful DR Solution Operational Readiness Align IT governance and processes Ongoing Testing Understand• Which parts of the business need to be protected Design and test a plan Build your core virtualization environment to best practices • VMware Infrastructure configuration at Disaster Recovery site • Well designed architecture and resource management • Handling of network and storage at recovery site
27 Challenges of Traditional Disaster RecoveryComplex recovery Dependent on requirements manual processes, perfect training, documentation, and execution Failure to meet business objectives ? ? • Expensive ? • Days or weeks to ? recover ? • Unreliable – manual ? untested processes ? and configuration drift ?
28Consider the Cloud Cloud Web PC / Client-Server Mainframe Cloud Computing is transforming the delivery of IT services
29Cloud Adoption Top Driver is Business Agility 88% Rate Cloud Computing as Priority Over the Next 18 Months Q9: Which of the following are top drivers of cloud computing initiatives at your organization? (Please check all that apply)
34 Richard Aldridge & Jonathan Cox• What did you look for in a DR solution and why did you land on the cloud?• Can you give us a little information about your solution?• Can you give us some detail about the results of your solution? (or your expectation for results?)
39Peak 10 DisasterRecovery ServicesReduce vulnerability to unexpectedevents and interruptions: Hurricanes Flooding Massive Power Outages Hardware Failures Terrorist Activities Human Error More...Minimize the impact of downtime to: Employees Partners Customers Your Bottom LineReduce the loss of critical data thatcan impact: Employee Productivity Customer Satisfaction Corporate ProfitabilityEnsure Regulatory Compliance
40Peak 10 DisasterRecovery ServicesProtect Your Critical Systems and Data Hot Sites Cold Sites Mobile Recovery Recovery CloudService and BenefitsScalable and affordable solutions forbusinessesof all sizesAccess to disaster recovery resources,best practices and knowledgeGeographic diversity with multiple enterpriseclass data centersCloud recovery optionsAccess to multiple Internet service providersConnectivity from facility to facility via Peak 10’sprivate OCx network