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Recovery as a service (raas)


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Move over IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. WFTCloud offers a new solution Recovery as a Service (RaaS) for SAP customers to solve their disaster recovery problem.

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Recovery as a service (raas)

  1. 1. WFT CLOUDRECOVERY AS A SERVICE (RAAS) SAP Disaster Recovery on WFTCloud Recovery as a Service (RAAS)
  2. 2. SAP Disaster Recovery on WFTCloud - Recovery as a Service (RAAS)IntroductionCloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversion Ready or Not, Here Comesaround adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when.”Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud Cloud Computingofferings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility. Thesecloud services offer enormous economic benefits but they also pose “Some people believe cloudsignificant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate computing is the mostinformation assets while complying with a myriad of industry and government significant paradigm shift sinceregulations. the advent of the internet.Most organizations cite cost savings as the most immediate benefit of cloud Others think it’s just a fad. Butcomputing. For the enterprise, cloud services offer lower IT capital one thing is for certain: cloudexpenditures and operating costs, on-demand capacity with self-service technology is quickly rising toprovisioning, and pay-per-use pricing models for greater flexibility and agility.The service provider, in turn, achieves exponentially greater economies of the top of every CIO’s priorityscale by providing a standardized set of computing resources to a large base list.”of customers. WFT Cloud is one of the leading enterprise hosting provider forSAP who is well positioned in the market and have the core competencies – Source: Gartner EXP Worldwide Survey(people, processes, technology) to deliver the promise of cloud computing tothe enterprise.Cloud-Based Recovery: A New Way to Solve anOld Problem “Organizations are accelerating their uptake of cloud services,WFTCloud offers a new solution Recovery as a Service (RAAS) for SAP and industry analysts such ascustomers to solve their disaster recovery problem. Application recovery on Gartner Research estimate thatWFT cloud based infrastructure offers the benefits of shared tenancy - greater enterprises around the worldefficiency and lower cost - combined with the faster recovery speed andimproved scalability that comes with virtualization. will cumulatively spend USD $112 billion on cloud servicesApplications expertise is still required to restore SAP complex landscapes over the next five years.”without delay and added downtime. Organizations clearly understand theimpact of SAP application downtime against their business. Before selecting a – Source: Gartner Researchrecovery solution, applications are prioritized into tiers and SAP always remainas one of their major critical component. Enterprise IT needs a good recoveryoptions and constant testing is important. WFTCloud provides SAP DisasterRecovery solutions for customers which works seamlessly with any storagetechnologies.
  3. 3. SAP Disaster Recovery on WFTCloud - Recovery as a Service (RAAS)WFTCloud - The Building Blocks of a Reliable Cloud-Based RecoveryDeveloping a reliable SAP cloud-based recovery strategy calls for a tiered approach to application availability.The first step is to perform a business impact analysis. This exercise defines which business processes aremost critical — and most impacted by application downtime. Based on that analysis, applications areprioritized and organized into tiers based on their sensitivity to downtime. Each tier can then be defined bythe recovery time and recovery point requirements of the applications within it.Every data movement technology has an associated RTO/RPO, and these application tiers present anopportunity to modernize data movement to meet the RTO and RPO requirements of specific applications.Selecting the right data movement technology for each tier is essential for an organized, efficient andsuccessful recovery. For example, traditional tape-based backup delivers recovery anywhere from two days toa whole week. For critical applications like e-mail and online order systems, that level of downtime couldshutter many businesses for good. Online technologies, on the other hand, can help get applications backonline in a matter of hours.Three categories of technology modernize data movement to best support the full range of applicationrecovery requirements: server replication, storage replication, and Data vaulting.Server replication is ideal for critical applications in environments with a smaller numbers of servers. Storagereplication is also a right solution for critical applications, and is best deployed in environments with largernumbers of servers. Data Vaulting, also known as online backup and recovery, eliminates the cost and delayof tape-based backup.Each of these solutions can be deployed on the cloud. But the question remains: What criteria should beapplied when selecting a cloud-based service provider?Lower cost and scalability are the fundamental benefits of moving recovery to the cloud. But for criticalapplications, the service provider should be selected based on security and reliability.Fully-managed recovery services backed by contractually-guaranteed RTO and RPO service levels are the keyto assuring application availability. Additionally, the ability to select from a full range of technologies formoving data to the cloud will ensure applications are restored in priority order. Finally, a full range ofinfrastructure options — including virtual, private-to-public cloud, and hybrid — eliminates overspending.
  4. 4. SAP Disaster Recovery on WFTCloud - Recovery as a Service (RAAS)WFTCloud - Fully Managed Cloud-Based Recovery ModelEvery SAP Landscape has specific recovery requirements. The following model illustrates how a fullymanaged solution applies a range of technologies to help ensure recovery requirements are met in a way thatensures security, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.With our WFT Cloud-based recovery, once the business impact analysis is completed and tiers are defined,applications and data can then protected on a shared, secure cloud using the most appropriate datamovement technology.For the most critical applications, server replication or storage replication solutions are selected for theirability to deliver recovery in less than four hours at a near-zero recovery point.Server replication software encapsulates the OS, applications configurations and applications data, andreplicates them as soon as changes are written to disk. Similarly, in bigger environments utilizing storagereplication, software deployed on the storage array cost-effectively replicates large numbers of virtualmachines (VMs).With a fully managed solution, WFT Cloud is now responsible for the management and maintenance of thefull SAP recovery lifecycle.During normal operation, WFT Cloud executes 24/7/365 monitoring and handles monthly capacity tuning.For testing, WFT delivers recovery run books customized to customer SAP Landscape and supplies end-userverification as part of the exercise. When the WFT staff does the heavy lifting required for recovery testing, iteases the burden on customer IT staff and can eliminate the travel and expenses normally associated with atest.In the event of an outage, disaster, or other interruption, the service provider will recover applications anddata into VMs — and promote those VMs as active systems.Automating as many steps in the process as possible speeds the recovery and avoids human errors andhuman dependencies. The replication technologies provide ready-to-operate VMs and data standing by atthe recovery site while the restoration and rebuilding of VMs from vaulted data takes place.WFT coordinates the recovery in concert with additional applications on physical systems and legacymainframe equipment, and reconnects business users to the recovered applications and data. When theincident has passed, the production environment is then returned to normal operations.
  5. 5. SAP Disaster Recovery on WFTCloud - Recovery as a Service (RAAS) What to Look For in our SAP Cloud Based Recovery Solution Fully-managed services • WFTCloud is responsible for ensuring recovery of applications. • Recovery backed by contractually-guaranteed service-level agreements (SLA) • SLA covers the RTO/RPO requirements of your applications A full range of data movement capabilities • Ensures RTO/RPO match the business value of applications • Prevents overspending and under-protection A full range of infrastructure options • Private to Public • Virtual to Cloud • Hybrid Enterprise-class infrastructure • Actively managed and maintained • Ensures security and reliabilityWFTCLOUD Wharfedale Technologies Inc. Sales & Marketing 2850 Brunswick Pike Sales: Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Contact Information: 888-533-3113