After talking to VMblog and InformationWeek I’ve come to the conclusion that most companies are suffering through obsolete approaches to disaster recovery. I’ve gone so far as to explain Why the Cloud will Crush Traditional Disaster Recovery in a recent CloudVelox blog.
Following are two recent interviews where I discuss cloud DR more specifically (as a hybrid cloud use case) as well as how CloudVelox addresses the demands of complex legacy app environments with both physical and virtual workloads better than manually intensive, first gen cloud migration tools..
The level of automation for these mixed environments is what sets CloudVelox apart from the first generation tools developed for app environments already (100%) virtualized.
From the interview: “For most organizations the traditional disaster recovery model is broken: the DR environment is expensive and cumbersome, and infrequently tested. That means should an actual outage or disaster happen, a recovery could take days or even weeks, since the DR site needs to be a close match to the protected site, and for most environments that requires extensive and complex manual processes. In between (infrequent) tests or dry runs these steps can be inadvertently missed. A duplicate site is equipped, powered and operated for the prospect of use less than 5% of the time, if at all. That is incredibly wasteful. Cloud DR is a superior operating model to backup and traditional warm or cold standby models: it offers better protection and often much lower costs.”
“Secondary data centers are unwieldy, costly and difficult to test.”