HP Adds New Deployment Options for Its DR-as-a-Service

HP Helion Continuity Service helps businesses lessen the impact caused from system outages, including lost customers and brand damage.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services on Oct. 16 announced some new additions to its cloud-based disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solution, HP Helion Continuity Services.

The previous release of HP Helion Continuity supported physical and virtual Windows servers and clusters as well as Linux servers. The new release provides users with more options with support of Linux physical clusters, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and storage area network (SAN)-based data stores.

The enhancements are designed to decrease the downtime, data loss and cost impact of a system outage while expanding availability to additional markets.

HP Helion Continuity Service helps businesses lessen the impact caused from system outages, including lost customers, brand damage, decreased revenue and production downtime. The service protects workloads that are run in an on-premises private cloud, in a traditional hosting environment or on the HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud.

The new upgrade, HP claims, provides:

--the ability to provision additional storage at the time of recovery to meet short-term needs that arise as a result of changing workload requirements;
--the option of a dedicated hypervisor to give clients the ability to host dedicated applications requiring real-time replication;
--improved snapshot integration with 3PAR technology, providing organizations with greater flexibility when planning rehearsals;
--SAN-based (storage-area network) data stores;
--Rehearsal support for customer Active Directory servers.

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