NaviCloud Director™ Virtual Platform to Empower Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service for Client Environments
Navisite, LLC, a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced its latest platform enhancement that allows clients to replicate their virtual machines between separate locations and environments. The company’s NaviCloud Director™ solution now provides disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) technology that enables the replication of virtual machines between Navisite’s NaviCloud Director (NCD) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) environments, as well as from a client’s dedicated on-premise or virtual IT environments. The DRaaS solution enables a high degree of flexibility and customizability to meet each company’s unique IT needs.
Many businesses are eager to migrate workloads from one geographic location to another for either load balancing or disaster recovery purposes. The use of virtualization makes this process much easier because virtual machine images are simple files that can be transported securely using well-established processes. DRaaS maximizes the types of virtual environments between which data can be replicated, including:
- Cloud-to-Cloud – Replication will occur from one NaviCloud node to another node. The client has full control over configuring and managing this as part of Navisite’s AppCentre portal.
- Client-to-Cloud – Replication will occur from an appropriately configured client environment to Navisite’s NaviCloud node in the target geography.
“In our work helping businesses and IT leaders secure their data and IT environments, we are seeing a pressing need to enable clients to move data securely from one location to another without altering the original environment,” said Chris Patterson, Senior Director, Product Management, Navisite. “Businesses are grappling with an unprecedented influx of data and new internal IT requirements. With this NaviCloud Director replication enhancement, we are providing clients with solutions that meet their needs for flexibility, security, scalability and business continuity while also reducing the amount of time and resources spent to manage the systems.”
The customizability baked into the NaviCloud Director replication solution is consistent with Navisite’s commitment to develop cloud-based products and services that recognize each company’s IT infrastructure is unique and requires customized, yet scalable solutions. Customizable protocols and operational parameters established during the design phase include:
- Replication intervals
- Transfer speed testing
- Ability to restore replicated environments
- Specificity of nodes
- Ability to test replicated environments without affecting production
“We’re proud to partner with Navisite to provide enterprise-class replication for their clients’ mission-critical workloads,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO and co-founder, Zerto. “The close partnership between our companies reflects a shared commitment to enabling the enterprise client to easily protect, migrate and recover workloads into and between Navisite clouds.”
The NaviCloud Director replication solution uses Zerto technology, which delivers enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud environments. Zerto’s software, Zerto Virtual Replication, is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications. Zerto Virtual Replication replaces traditional array-based BCDR that was not built to deal with virtual environments.
Navisite, LLC, a part of Spectrum Enterprise, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Navisite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application, Cloud Desktop, Cloud Infrastructure and Hosting services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures to help lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise clients depend on Navisite for customized solutions, delivered through an international footprint of state-of-the-art data centres. For more information about Navisite services, please visit navisite.com or navisite.co.uk.