Disaster Recovery as a Service or DRaaS (Cloud Based Disaster Recovery or Replication to the cloud are other terms used) is a new service offered by Service Providers to deliver cost effective disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) in the cloud. Servers, storage and other infrastructure components as well as hypervisor and replication software is owned and managed by the provider. Because the infrastructure resources are shared by customers costs for DRaaS are much lower than in-house disaster recovery.
This posting is part of a serie of posting about DRaaS and solutions. Also read:
Disaster Recovery as a Service and VMware Site Recovery Manager
Overview of Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery for virtual infrastructures
What’s new in VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0
VirtualSharp Software ReliableDR to challenge VMware Site Recovery Manager
This posting is a first attempt to provide an overview of Service Providers I am aware of which offer DRaaS. To be added to the overview the provider needs to be able to failover any serverrole to the cloud infrastructure in case of a disaster. Some providers are limited to offering DRaaS for Exchange for example.
Storing data (backup as a service) in the cloud is not DRaaS. Restoring the data back from the cloud to on-premises will take too much time generally.
Also the overview is limited to providers I am aware of providing support for VMware and/or Hyper-V
FusionStorm using Site Recovery Manager 5.0
iland.com using Site Recovery Manager 5.0
hosting.com using Site Recovery Manager 5.0
VeriStor using Site Recovery Manager 5.0
More on those four at vmware.com
Business Continuity Solutions Continuity Cloud using AppAssure
Sungard Recover2Cloud unknown what software is used
Doyenz Replication tool unknown but explained here
nScaled (unknown what software is used)
eVault Cloud Disaster Recovery Service unknow what software is used
SaveNet Solutions using Veeam Backup & Replication
ZettaGrid using Zerto Virtual Replication (service in beta)