Futureproof your Business

In the event of a disaster, your priority is to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.
Whilst Backing up your data is essential, if you've lost your server, either physical or virtual, you will have to spend valuable downtime setting it up and configuring it before you can restore your data.
This is where Disaster Recovery comes in.


Disaster Recovery Products

As no two businesses are the same, we offer three products to fit your company's needs depending on size of business, size of infrastructure, estate and speed of recovery.
The three products available to you are as follows:

Redstor InstantData

Redstor InstantData protects all data securely and off-site, ensuring that in the event of a disaster you can meet RTO and RPOs and restore operations.

Azure Site Recovery

Protect on-premises workloads running on Hyper-V virtual machines, VMware virtual machines, and physical servers through replication in Azure or a secondary datacentre.

Zerto

Replicate your entire Virtual Infrastructure and estate with Zerto.


Redstor InstantData

In the event of an IT meltdown your priority will be restoring your most valuable data and getting back to operational capacity as quickly as possible. Redstor InstantData is an insurance policy for your server data; it allows you to recover all of your data in line with your data protection policies ensuring you can get operational quickly and efficiently, saving your business time and money.

How does it work?

Redstor allows you to prioritise data for restore to ensure you can get back to work while your data is being recovered. By using InstantData and Full System Recovery you can access and work on server data whilst your infrastructure is being rebuilt and the rest of your data is being recovered in the background.

InstantData Advantages

Support

With access to Risc IT Solution's expert UK based support team, you can guarantee that you will get your valuable data back and be back on track as soon as possible.

Easy of use

Using the intuitive recovery console, your servers will be available for recovery whenever you need them. Backups can be easily searched and located to guarantee the right data is being recovered.

Disaster Recovery testing

InstantData uses a Cloud platform meaning you can rest assured that your data is always available to be restored, whether it’s a real disaster or just a test. DR testing will give you peace of mind in knowing that if disaster strikes you're DR plan is prepared and will allow you to understand the processes you will need to follow in such an event.

Datacentre Accreditations

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Code of Conduct
  • PCI DSS
  • Carbon Trust
  • Green Grid
  • ISO 9001

Azure Site Recovery

Protect Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers by using Azure as your recovery site.

Automated protection and disaster recovery in the Cloud

Protect your environment by automating the replication of the virtual machines, based on policies that you set and control. Azure Site Recovery can protect Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers, and you can use Azure or your secondary data centre as your recovery site. Site Recovery coordinates and manages the ongoing replication of data by integrating with existing technologies, including System Center and Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn.

Automate the recovery of services

Use Site Recovery to automate the recovery of services when an outage happens at the primary site. Applications can be brought up in an orchestrated fashion to help restore service quickly, even for complex multi-tier workloads. Customise networks by mapping between the primary and recovery sites, and test disaster recovery plans whenever you want without disrupting the services.

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Replication and disaster recovery to Azure

Replicate your workloads to Azure and enable new capabilities. Applications can be migrated to Azure with just a few clicks, or burst to Azure temporarily when you encounter a surge in demand. Run reports and analytics on copies of production workloads in Azure without affecting customers. Test new versions of applications with copies of live data, then seamlessly put the new version into production in your datacentre.

Continuous health monitoring with Site Recovery

Site Recovery monitors the state of your protected instances continuously and remotely from Azure. When replicating between two sites that you control, your virtual machines’ data and replication stays on your networks. All communication with Azure is encrypted. When replicating to Azure as the secondary site, your data is encrypted, and you can also select encryption for data at rest.


Zerto

Application protection, migration and Disaster Recovery that is easy to implement, manage and test.

Move beyond Backup and Recovery to IT Resilience

In today’s connected world, your business needs to be available to customers 24/7. Zerto’s enterprise IT resilience solutions provide you with the ability to withstand any disruption, easily incorporate new technology, and quickly adapt to accommodate evolving IT priorities.

Zerto Virtual Replication is a simple, reliable business continuity and Disaster Recovery software solution built to protect, recover and mobilise applications on virtualisation IT environments, including public, private and hybrid clouds.

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Hypervisor-Based Replication

Zerto offer Hypervisor-based Replication. By moving replication up the stack from the storage layer into the Hypervisor, Zerto deliver enterprise-class, virtual replication and Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery capabilities for the datacenter and the Cloud. At the heart of the replication technology are two key components:

​​Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM)

The ZVM plugs directly into the virtual management console (e.g. VMWare’s VCenter), enabling visibility into the entire infrastructure. The ZVM is the nerve center of the solution, managing replication for the entire VSphere domain, keeping track of applications and information in motion in real time.

​Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA)

The VRA is a software module that is automatically deployed on the physical hosts. The VRA continuously replicates data from user-selected virtual machines, compressing and sending that data to the remote site over WAN links.

On-Premises

Zerto Virtual Replication makes replication and recovery between two datacenters simple and flexible. With automated business continuity and Disaster Recovery managed through a single panel, Zerto delivers the simplicity IT teams require, while meeting the demanding service levels that management needs.

Cloud

Public, private, or hybrid cloud – it’s your choice. Whatever datacenter permutation meets your needs, Zerto will help you get there with applications migrated across clouds easily, effectively, and securely.

Key Differences with Hypervisor-based Replication

Because it is installed directly inside the virtual infrastructure (as opposed to on individual virtual machines), the VRA is able to tap into a virtual machine’s IO stream. Therefore, each time the virtual machine writes to its virtual disks, the write command is captured, cloned, and sent to the recovery site.

Unlike some replication technologies that primarily offer data protection along with cumbersome snapshots and backup paradigms, Zerto’s solution provides continuous replication with zero impact on application performance.

Hypervisor-based replication is fully agnostic to storage source and destination, natively supporting all storage platforms and the full breadth of capabilities made possible by virtualisation, including high availability, clustering, and the ability to locate and replicate volumes in motion.

Hypervisor Advantages

​Granularity

The ability to replicate at the correct level of any virtual entity, be it a single virtual machine, a group of virtual machines, or a virtual application (e.g. VMWare VApp).

​Scalability

Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication solution is software-based so it can be deployed and managed easily, no matter how fast or large the infrastructure expands. The solution also enables administrators to perform operations and configure policies at the level of the virtual machines or applications.

​Ease of management

With no guest-host requirements or additional hardware footprint, Zerto’s solution is easy to manage. It simply resides in the Hypervisor, enabling centralised management from the virtual management console (such as VMWare VCenter).

​Server and storage motion

Only Hypervisor-based replication allows you to quickly move virtual machines around from one physical server or array logical unit (data store) to another, while maintaining full replication.

​Hardware-agnostic

Hypervisor-based replication is hardware-agnostic, supporting all storage arrays including Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS), and virtual disk types such as Raw Device Mapping (RDM) and VMWare File System (VMFS).

​RPO and RTO

Zerto’s Hypervisor-based replication solution achieves RPO in seconds, and RTO in minutes.

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Disaster Recovery

With three different Disaster Recovery Solutions to choose from, it's important to us that you get the right solution for your business.

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