Thanks to constant advances in information technology, Disaster Recovery (DR) planning has become much simpler and more affordable. Yet, to this day, only 40% of businesses actually test their DR plan. In today's digital world any business can be found sitting at a halt when they lose access to their data, which is why having a Disaster Recovery plan has become so critical and the inability to test that plan has become unacceptable.

Creative planners think proactively, not reactively, and are prepared for even the most minor situations. Something as simple as a clumsy construction worker or as dangerous as a hurricane can hold the same level of impact in regards to the availability of important applications and data. Downtime does not discriminate, and you shouldn't eithier when it comes to DR planning.

Most IT professionals know the basics – test your DR plan regularly, make sure your entire organization is in agreement on the level of downtime each business unit can face, and know that every second of downtime could cost thousands, or hundreds of thousands of dollars. But still, most IT professionals struggle to piece together every part of the puzzle:

  • “How will we accomplish our recovery time/point objectives?”
  • “How can we do this at the most affordable rate?“
  • “How can we make sure that we are protected on both internal and external service delivery in?”
Fortunately, the technology market is getting smarter rather than working harder. With the push for intelligent secondary storage, or a Storage Optimization solution, we can accomplishing all the DR goals.

The right Storage Optimization solution will consist of three major features – the use of Instant Virtual Machine (VM) recovery, global source-side deduplication, and seamless integration with your existing architecture.

1. Instant Virtual Machine (VM) Recovery

VM Recovery not only allows for ad-hoc comprehensive testing of recovery processes - a benefit that most DRaaS systems on the market can not promise - but it also allows for near instantaneous backup and recovery. Where needed, or as outlined by a strict Service Level Agreemen (SLA), VM recovery can promise the backup & recovery time your business can afford, without the downtime it can’t. 

2. Global Deduplication

Global Deduplication allows for deduplication across your entire physical and virtual ecosystem with hub-and-spoke architecture that works across multiple sites and storage solutions. By dedupeing and replicating backup data between multiple sites with WAN optimized data transfers, your network remains efficient and readily available – reducing your secondary storage costs by up to 95% and making sure you never overpay for data protection again.

3. Seamless Integration

Flexible deployment options (physical, virtual, and hybrid) allow for integration into your pre-existing architecture. A good Storage Optimization solution will provide you with intuitive management tools designed to simplify your operations, reduce costs, and give you better insight into your backup & recovery jobs. Replicate data between sites and silos with ease and ensure your DR plan can meet SLAs in your time of need.

Purpose built for Veeam, a leading backup and recovery software, Neverfail’s Storage Optimization solution helps you get the most out of your backup and recovery solution - ensuring your DR plan works when you need it. Hybristor is a ground-breaking secondary storage appliance that boasts being one of the most affordable data protection solutions on the market. By providing you with all necessary Storage Optimization features and benefits without stretching the budget, you can ensure you never underprotect or overpay for DR again.


To learn more in-depth information about Storage Optimization and its relationship to Disaster Recovery, download our eGuide “3 Tips to Make Your Data Bulletproof.”

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