Keeping You and Your Data Connected and Protected
What makes Host.net's disaster recovery different?
Although it's not likely that your office space would become uninhabitable due to a natural or manmade disaster, we'll be there for you if it does. We can provide customized disaster recovery (DR) office space so you can keep your business operating in a confidential and comfortable setting. Our fully functional DR spaces are located in a safe, secure, air-conditioned facility powered by diesel generators and supported by our custom network.
It's just one more way that we work hard to keep you up and running.
25-40% OF BUSINESS AFFECTED BY DISASTERS NEVER RECOVER
- INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE AND FEMA
Host.net's Business Continuity (Disaster Recovery) Environment
Disaster Recovery Back-up Services / EVS Data Back-up
When disaster strikes, you want to know your data is safe and secure. Although a disaster may never occur, you can be confident that you're prepared for one. Our disaster recovery and back-up services help ensure you minimize downtime and keep your data, documents, and assets safe in a secure, remote location.
We have two types of disaster recovery backup services for VMs both within and outside the Host.net Smart Cloud platform.
Machines Within the Host.net Smart Cloud Architecture
Host.net extends the high availability of its platform from the local level to a regional level through block replication. You can replicate production VMs to an alternate site on the Host.net backbone. This provides protection against regional disasters and keeps you up and running. The replication process is a part of the native platform and is therefore non-intrusive to the daily operations of the VMs and their applications. You can also perform site-to-site failover testing without impacting production, giving you peace of mind while meeting your compliancy needs.
Machines Outside the Host.net Smart Cloud Architecture
Host.net drastically reduces the capital costs involved with deploying a disaster recovery solution by making use of VMs in place of physical machines at the remote site. Whether your physical servers are located in one of our colocation facilities or your own facility, you can replicate to remote VMs over a private layer 2 circuit or public Internet circuit. If there is ever a need to failover to the disaster recovery site, you can rest assured knowing your critical services are running on a state-of-the-art, fully redundant virtualization platform.
Disaster Recovery (DR) TERMINOLOGY
Recovery Point Objective: An RPO is the largest limit volume of time that can be tolerated between mirroring your data. Some enterprises may need an RPO of zero, which mean they can’t lose any data. This requires continuous synchronous replication. Other enterprises can tolerate modest information gaps of seconds, minutes, hours or even days.
Recovery Time Objective:
An RTO is a target interval between when an outage occurs and when an organization needs to be up and running to avoid serious consequences. This includes the time it takes to detect a failure, ready a backup site, initialize the unsuccessful focus and perform any network pattern to reroute requests to a backup site. The shorter the RTO, the higher the cost
Hot, Warm & Cold Backup: A hot backup site typically houses mirrored standby servers that are always accessible to run a focus after a disaster. This is a costly choice adored by enterprises with brief RTOs and RPOs. A warm backup site generally keeps a primary site backed up, but it can take a warm backup more time to recover after a failure because warm resources, such as tape backups, are not immediately available. A cold backup site mostly has an RPO of hours or days. It is a low-cost option for applications that do not need severe accessibility guarantees.
Geographic Diversity: Another pivotal disaster liberation term, geographic diversity is important since primary and backup sites should be far enough apart from one another to minimize the possibility that a single disaster takes down both sites.