Disaster Recovery as a Service2019-10-15T19:52:46+00:00

DRaaS
Disaster Recovery as a Service
– your plan B in an emergency

Managed Disaster Recovery gives you peace of mind
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) combines the best of cloud computing and expert support for continuous systems-uptime.

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Imagine the impact a natural disaster could have on your business. Floods, fires or freak weather conditions could easily cause your server interruption and bring your site down. Add man to the mix, we’re only human after all, and there’s greater room for error. And the potential to lose your customer data.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) replicates the hosting of your servers (virtually or physically) to prevent digital downtime and minimise disruption in a catastrophe. With Kalamazoo IT you’re guaranteed peace of mind. As a DRaaS provider and vendor we replicate your on-premise systems to keep you connected whatever the cyber climate.

Three reasons your business needs a trusted DRaaS company:

  • We all face a growing need for systems-uptime. Customers, suppliers, partners and regulators alike expect and demand it.
  • Extended downtime is no longer a minor embarrassment – it can significantly damage your reputation and translates directly to lost revenue.
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service makes this a thing of the past.

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Don’t leave your business operation to fate.

Benefit from DRaaS delivered by a specialist team of experienced IT professionals.
Outsourced but never out of mind, we’re here to help you get back up and running when you need us most.

Let us turn your chaos into calm.

Reap the benefits of our DRaaS services

Experts at hand when you need them most.
It’s a service we hope you’ll never need to use – but if you do, it helps to know the best in the business have got your back. You can focus your internal efforts on innovative technology adoption. You can plan strategically to add value to your business…safe in the peace of mind that if your day-to-day is disrupted your support team are simply a call away.

Pay for disaster recovery when you need it.

It’s a concept so familiar with the communication industry, so why not apply it to your technology too. With DRaaS, you only pay for the resources you need when you use them. Not only is this cost-effective it’s also smart working as Disaster Recovery is one of the best uses of cloud computing.

Cost Vs Usage For disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)
What you get Recovery Point Objective: Seconds

Recovery Time Objective: 15-60 minutes

Hypervisor-level replication to Kalamazoo’ vCloud powered environment hosted from ex-military nuclear Bunkers.

  Benefits
  1. Simple all-in-one hypervisor-based solution for replication, orchestration, and automation
  2. Rewind and recover sites, apps, VMs, and files from increments in seconds up to 30 days
  3. Protect and recover multi-VM enterprise applications with consistency groupings
  4. No-impact failover testing in working hours, end user acceptance, and compliance reporting
  5. Secure UK hosting
Who does it help? Zerto pioneered hypervisor-level replication bringing enterprise-level disaster recovery to virtualised IT environments.

We recommend Zerto replication to Kalamazoo for virtualised organisations (VMware or Hyper-V) from five servers upwards.

How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information The benefits of the cloud, protected underground with the UK’s most secure hosting. Our data centres give you resilience through redundancy and constant availability, removing all single points of failure.

Zerto lets you protect, recover and move applications across hybrid and multi-clouds. Best of all, it makes it easy. It combines disaster recovery and cloud mobility in a single converged platform.

What you get Recovery Point Objective: Seconds

Recovery Time Objective: Seconds – through mounting VMs directly on Rubrik

Max RPO (oldest recovery point retained): Years

Rubrik provides asynchronous, deduplicated replication for physical and virtualized environments. This lets you orchestrate data across data centres and public clouds. Use one policy engine to set up backup, replication and archival schedules on-site or securely hosted in the UK from ex-military nuclear bunkers.

  Benefits
  1. Define backup and replication policies for your physical and virtualized applications, all in one policy engine.
  2. Recover instantly from any VM replica without rehydrating data to another endpoint.
  3. Object-Level Recovery: Deliver object-level restores for Microsoft environments (such as MS SQL tables, mailbox and emails for MS Exchange, and MS Sharepoint objects and sites) without a database rollback or restore.
  4. Global Real-Time Search: Instantly search for files across all snapshots with suggested search results as you type.
Who does it help? We recommend Rubrik to organisations with a predominantly virtualised infrastructure of hundreds of VMs.

Rubrik is an exciting new player in backup, recovery and data management. It combines archiving, backup and disaster recovery into a scalable solution with a refreshingly simple interface and approach to set and schedule creation.

Using either physical appliances or virtual appliances we protect your source data to our ex-military nuclear bunkers.

How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information The benefits of the cloud, protected underground with the UK’s most secure hosting. Our data centres give you resilience through redundancy and constant availability, removing all single points of failure.

Rubrik gives you backup, disaster recovery and archiving that’s easy to use, fast and future-proof. You get instant recoveries, automated workflows, easy cloud adoption and money saved – all through one app.

What you get Recovery Point Objective: Seconds

Recovery Time Objective: 60 mins approx (slightly longer than for VMware vCloud and Azure)

Max RPO (oldest recovery point retained): 30 days

  Benefits
  1. Create recovery VMs when needed, with pre-configured sizing and network settings
  2. Burst and expand on-demand as needed, then migrate back to on-premises when ready
  3. Replica and journal data on cost-effective S3 object-storage
  4. Fail-over into AWS and fail-back
  5. Orchestrated failover and recovery out of AWS provides a viable, long-term option for disaster recovery in the public cloud
Who does it help? We recommend Zerto and AWS for virtualised organisations using either VMware or Hyper-V. If you’re looking to strategically adopt AWS, or introduce resilience with the global leader in cloud computing, you should explore further.
How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information With Amazon Web Services, you can go from small tactical projects through to strategic adoption. It’s enterprise-ready – that includes yours, no matter the size.

Zerto lets you protect, recover and move applications across hybrid and multi-clouds. Best of all, it makes it easy. It combines disaster recovery and cloud mobility in a single converged platform.

What you get Recovery Point Objective: Seconds

Recovery Time Objective: Minutes

Max RPO (oldest recovery point retained): Years

Rubrik provides asynchronous, deduplicated replication for physical and virtualized environments. This lets you orchestrate data across data centres and public clouds. Use one policy engine to set up backup, replication and archival schedules on-site or securely hosted in the UK from ex-military nuclear bunkers.

  Benefits
  1. Automated conversion of VMs into compute instances running on EC2
  2. Bi-directional replication is available from AWS to an on-premises Rubrik cluster
  3. Migrate existing on-premises applications to AWS for testing/development
  4. Install Rubrik as a software instance in AWS and scale your protection in-line with your cloud service consumption
Who does it help? Rubrik is an exciting new player in backup, recovery and data management. It combines archiving, backup and disaster recovery into a scalable solution with a refreshingly simple interface and approach to set and schedule creation.

For backup, archive and disaster recovery into, within or out of AWS, Rubrik won’t let you down.

We recommend Rubrik to organisations with a predominantly virtualised infrastructure of hundreds of VMs.

How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information With Amazon Web Services, you can go from small tactical projects through to strategic adoption. It’s enterprise-ready – that includes yours, no matter the size.

Rubrik gives you backup, disaster recovery and archiving that’s easy to use, fast and future-proof. You get instant recoveries, automated workflows, easy cloud adoption and money saved – all through one app.

What you get Recovery Point Objective: Seconds

Recovery Time Objective: Typically between 15-60 minutes

Max RPO (oldest recovery point retained): 30 days

Zerto is the fastest enterprise-class recovery solution to Microsoft Azure. Forget expensive physical DR sites – Zerto can simultaneously replicate VMs on site and to Azure with multi-VM consistency groupings.

  Benefits
  1. Simultaneously replicate VMs locally and to Azure
  2. Continuous and bi-directional data protection
  3. Real-time replication to blob storage account
  4. Incrementally adopt the cloud and migrate your workloads as needed
Who does it help? We recommend Azure and Zerto to organisations who need enterprise disaster recovery and are planning long-term strategic adoption of Azure. In the short-term, you gain resilience and build familiarity of Azure without affecting production systems. Through testing and invocation, you get experience of running production workloads in Azure ahead of your move.
How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information Over a decade of providing award-winning cloud services, including production system hosting, backup and disaster recovery services. Kalamazoo designs, builds and manages your continuity in the Azure cloud.

Zerto lets you protect, recover and move applications across hybrid and multi-clouds. Best of all, it makes it easy. It combines disaster recovery and cloud mobility in a single converged platform.

What you get Recovery Point Objective: Seconds

Recovery Time Objective: Minutes

Rubrik provides asynchronous, deduplicated replication for physical and virtualized environments. This lets you orchestrate data across data centres and public clouds. Use one policy engine to set up backup, replication and archival schedules on-site.

  Benefits
  1. Auto-discover your entire virtualized and physical environment.
  2. Archive to Blob Storage (LRS, ZRS, GRS).
  3. Replication within a multi-cloud environment (different Azure regions). Bi-directional replication also available from Azure to an on-premises Rubrik cluster.
  4. Install Rubrik as a software instance in Azure and scale protection in-line with cloud service consumption.
  5. Automated conversion of application data (VHD) into an Azure Virtual Machine.
Who does it help? Rubrik is an exciting new player in backup, recovery and data management. It combines archiving, backup and disaster recovery into a scalable solution with a simple interface and approach to set and schedule creation.

For backup, archive and disaster recovery into, within or out of Azure – Rubrik is an excellent choice

We recommend Rubrik to organisations with a predominantly virtualised infrastructure of hundreds of VMs.

How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information Over a decade of providing award-winning cloud services, including production system hosting, backup and disaster recovery services. Kalamazoo designs, builds and manages your continuity in the Azure cloud.

Rubrik gives you backup, disaster recovery and archiving that’s easy to use, fast and future-proof. You get instant recoveries, automated workflows, easy cloud adoption and money saved – all through one app.

What you get Recovery Point Objective: As low as 30 seconds for Hyper-V or 15 minutes for other workloads

Recovery Time Objective: 15-60 minutes

Max RPO (oldest recovery point retained): 72 hours

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) lets you deploy application-aware software to the cloud. Orchestrate replication, perform Disaster Recovery tests and run failovers and failback. You can also customise replication solutions on an app-by-app basis.

  Benefits
  • App-consistent snapshots, for single or multi-tier apps
  • Integration with SQL Server AlwaysOn. Partnership with other app-level replication technologies.
  • ApFlexible recovery plans let you recover an application stack with one click. The plans include external scripts and manual actions.
  • Advanced network management in ASR and Azure simplify app network requirements. Reserve IP addresses, configure load-balancing and integrate with Azure Traffic Manager. All for low RTO network switchovers.
Who does it help? Azure Site Recovery is Microsoft’s replication product, but is not limited to Microsoft virtual workloads. Protect VMware or physical machines from your site to Azure, or use ASR for resilience within Azure.

We recommend ASR and Azure for small to medium sized environments aiming to minimise costs for continuity.

How does it work? Zerto and Databarracks Disaster Recovery
Further information Over a decade of providing award-winning cloud services, including production system hosting, backup and disaster recovery services. Kalamazoo designs, builds and manages your continuity in the Azure cloud.

Azure Site Recovery lets you deploy application-aware replication to, and in, the cloud. Orchestrate replication, perform disaster recovery testing, and run failovers and failback.

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) gives you access to the same infrastructure that serves billions.
  • Google’s cloud service is built on its vast experience of providing search, video and software.
  • Get access to the infrastructure used to deliver those services, with global Load Balancers that scale to 1 million+ users instantly and Google’s private, distributed backbone between data centres.

Don’t just take our word for it..

We’re uplifted by your uptime and dedicated to providing excellent service you can rely on. We’re not driven by awards and praise, our success comes from your satisfaction alone. And we couldn’t ask for more…

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“We continue to work with trusted partners that contribute to the success of our business. Kalamazoo IT have again demonstrated their credentials with great commitment and dedication, ensuring that this project was a complete success.”

Mark Witcomb, Head of IS Infrastructure, Howdens Joinery
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“Now that we have on-site and remote backup, we are confident that our data can be recovered quickly, while our IT team can focus on core business and strategic projects. Kalamazoo IT really is helping us to keep the lights on 24/7 – they managed the whole process, they understand our business requirements and ensured these were met.”

Mark Staffiere, IT Director, Lyco
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“We wanted a good, reliable and local company to carry out networking jobs for us. Kalamazoo IT was ideally located – if we had a problem, within an hour or so, Kalamazoo could have someone with the right skills and knowledge to resolve the problem right there and then.”

Shaun Curtis, Facilities Operations Manager, Rockingham Motor Speedway

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