Recovery Tech Specs

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CloudRecovery Tech Specs

In this virtualization era, IT infrastructure changes constantly and Disaster Recovery (DR) procedures become obsolete very quickly, so doing a DR test once or twice per year is simply not enough. Corporate boards, supply chain partners and sector standards are requiring IT to prove that it complies with RPOs and RTOs at all times. CloudRecovery Tech Specs explain why Convergia is a leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Allow our CloudRecovery Tech Specs to explain why we are cloud leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service with our CloudRecovery solution.

Fast, efficient, and secure

Our solution de-duplicates all data, compresses it, and then encrypts it with government grade AES-256 before transmitting it to the Convergia cloud. This ensures the smallest amount of bandwidth in used.

Instant Restores

Easily restore your data in real-time via our easy-to-use interface.

Any Device

From PCs and servers, to Androids and iPads, Convergia’s service protects all your critical devices to ensure your information is backed up securely and efficiently.

Validation

Our award winning platform constantly validates all data, ensuring your information is able to be restored when you need it.

Unlimited Retention

Keep as many versions of your data for as long as you want.

Pay As You Go

You simply pay for the amount of data you use, per GB, per month. No upfront fees or expensive hardware or software to maintain.

CloudRecovery Tech Specs Specifications

  • Support for multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux, Apple iOS, Android)
  • Government grade AES-256 encryption on all backups
  • User specified backup schedule
  • Unlimited retention period

Disaster Recovery Assurance

Disaster Recovery Assurance is a methodology that guarantees the failover of business-critical applications and IT services when a data center experiences a severe disruption. More specifically, DR Assurance incorporates fully automated DR testing as well as the automatic enforcement of Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and verification of Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs).

Certified Recovery Point

A certified recovery point (CRP) is a complete production snapshot of an application or IT service that has been tested and whose ability to be recovered has been ascertained according to a set of business rules. CRPs replace RPOs in the DR Assurance paradigm, providing coherent checkpoints from which applications and IT services can be restored with certainty and within a known and predictable amount of time.

  • CRP Retention Policy: These policies create and maintain multiple, certified snapshots of complete applications or IT services at the DR site over time. This enables organizations to recover from rolling disaster scenarios, such as virus attacks or silent corruption, very quickly and easily by rolling back in time to a known good certified recovery point.

Recovery Sandbox

A recovery sandbox is a Virtual Data Center (VDC) disaster recovery testing environment that is created dynamically by the DR Assurance process and then removed once testing is complete. You can think of it as an “on-demand” mini virtual data center where the ability for complete applications and IT services to recover is tested, in isolation from the production environment, and where actual RTO and RPO can be measured and recorded.

  • DR Tests: Virtually any DR test that can be scripted using Windows PowerShell or Linux Bash can be run on any virtual server, application or IT service running within the Recovery Sandbox.

Service Dependency

A service dependency occurs when an IT service stores data within a “shared” back-end database, or is co-dependent upon a directory service, such as Microsoft Active Directory, which can make disaster recovery testing more complex and time consuming. CloudRecovery is able to accommodate complex IT service dependency scenarios, which simplifies and accelerates the disaster recovery testing process.

Failover and Failback

Convergia’s CloudRecovery enables the failover and failback of servers, applications and IT services between the primary and secondary sites at the push of a button. The ability to failover quickly and easily reduces downtime in the event of a disaster and when the time comes, significantly reduces the level of complexity and time required to restore systems back to the primary data center.

DR Assurance and the Production Site

Convergia’s CloudRecovery is totally agent-less and installs no VMs or any software whatsoever on the production site. When using hardware replications, it does not affect production performance or stability in any way, requires no DR windows, and introduces no risk to the production systems.

Migration Orchestration

CloudRecovery can be used to test if a planned data center migration can be carried out successfully, as well as perform the necessary data center migration. With CloudRecovery, it is also possible to stage migrations so that each IT service can be DR tested in the target site and then failover can occur individually.

Recovery Dashboard

The Recovery Dashboard can be accessed remotely using a Web browser which enables in-house IT staff and managed service providers to monitor the ability of business applications and IT services to recover remotely. The Web Dashboard also enables in-house IT staff and managed service providers to access customer centric reports of their recovery readiness and RPO/RTO SLA compliance over time. It also improves security as it removes the need to log in to the CloudRecovery server management console directly.

NetApp

NetApp is used for CloudRecovery and offers IT efficiency, business agility and simplified management to our facilities. NetApp’s SAN solutions increase storage efficiency, simplify management across heterogeneous environments, and lower TCO. This reduces backup time, improving data recovery and cutting infrastructure and administrative costs. Backups transfer only new or changed blocks to shrink backup windows, minimize network traffic and reduce disk capacity requirements by 90%.

Data Transfer Times

The table below illustrates how long your first online data backup could take dependent on the speed of your Internet connection and the amount of data you need to backup.

Connectivity Product Upstream Speed 5GB 10GB 20GB 50GB 100GB 200GB 500GB 1000GB
Broadband 256 Kbps 44 h 4 d 7 d 19 d 37 d 74 d 185 d 370 d
448 Kbps 25 h 51 h 4 d 11 d 21 d 42 d 106 d 212 d
512 Kbps 22 h 44 h 4 d 9 d 19 d 37 d 93 d 185 d
768 Kbps 15 h 30 h 59 h 6 d 12 d 25 d 62 d 124 d
SDSL 1 Mbps 11 h 23 h 46 h 5 d 10 d 19 d 47 d 95 d
2 Mbps 6 h 11 h 23 h 57 h 5 d 10 d 24 d 47 d
Leased Line/
Ethernet/
Fibre Broadband
4 Mbps 3 h 6 h 11 h 28 h 57 h 5 d 12 d 24 d
6 Mbps 2 h 4 h 8 h 19 h 38 h 3 d 8 d 16 d
10 Mbps 1 h 2 h 5 h 11 h 23 h 46 h 5 d 9 d
15 Mbps 47 m 1 h 30 m 3 h 8 h 16 h 32 h 3 d 7 d
30 Mbps 24 m 47 m 1 h 30 m 4 h 8 h 16 h 40 h 3 d
100 Mbps 7 m 14 m 27 m 1 h 2 h 5 h 11 h 23 h

h = Hour(s), d = Day(s), m = Minutes

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