The platform provides on-demand verification for production server environments replicated in the cloud.
Cloud-based recovery services provider Doyenz announced rCloud, a
disaster recovery solution for small to medium-size businesses. The
platform is designed to restore virtual production server environments
in less than 15 minutes. With rCloud, partners can offer SMBs a
disaster recovery plan that will replicate VMware ESX virtual
production environments. rCloud leverages ESX virtual machine snapshots
to take both full and incremental backups of virtual machines allowing
for recovery point flexibility.
The platform provides on-demand verification for production server
environments replicated in the cloud. IT service providers can log on
at any time to instantly verify server images and provide their SMB
clients proof of the integrity of their data and can also leverage a
secure virtual lab to test changes and upgrades on a replica of the
server before deploying to production.
"Disaster recovery should never be left up to chance. With rCloud, a
company's IT department can instantly access their data and verify
their application environments are replicated and ready for deployment
if needed," said Eric Webster, chief revenue officer at Doyenz. "With
the launch of rCloud, Doyenz is delivering the most comprehensive set
of cloud-based recovery services available to small and mid-sized
Doyenz rCloud also includes a ShadowProtect agent for cloud-based
disaster recovery of physical production environments. Pricing starts
at $1,000 per month, and includes one Terabyte of protected storage on
rCloud for data retention, failover/failback, data validation and lab
usage. "There is a second pair of eyes verifying our client backups. I
can confidently go to the Doyenz portal and check on a backup offsite
at 3 am. That piece of mind is priceless," said Alan Sielbeck, owner of
Safe Network Solutions.
IDC program vice president of storage software, Laura DuBois noted
trends like cloud-based IT services, software as a service (SaaS),
virtualization, and application availability provide new options for
datacenter deployments and advanced storage services. "Such advanced
storage services include backup and recovery services that copy onsite
business data over a network to the cloud for recovery purposes," she
said. "However, only copying data for file restoration is not enough
today. Increasingly, solutions must provide the ability to capture a
system image - from application to operating system to configuration -
as well as the data. This enables not just file restoration but also
full server recovery."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.