Infrascale Offering Guaranteed 15-Minute Disaster Recovery
This is a thin, cloud-edge appliance that combines intelligent software with cloud services to provide failover with integrated backup and archiving.Companies, especially those in the IT trade, have to be very careful with the word "guarantee" for obvious reasons. Lawyers, certainly, love the term. Infrascale, a Los Angeles-area-based provider of secure, cloud-managed disaster recovery software, apparently isn't worried by it. On Aug. 5, as part of the general availability release of its Cloud Failover Appliance, the company included, as a major selling point, the guarantee that it can bring a enterprise Website back up to speed within 15 minutes after an outage. Since most conventional IT systems require hours, or even days, to get back on track after power has been lost or something has blown up, a 15-minute guarantee is a pretty remarkable service-level agreement to proclaim. "This will become the centerpiece of our product line," CEO Ken Shaw Jr. told eWEEK. "It's also about a pivot in our messaging from backup to failover, which is the key message. We believe every company has the right to recover from a disaster easily and affordably."
Infrascale is focusing its all-in-one disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) package on something called "push-button" failover, Shaw said. "This enables any company to continue operations in the wake of a server failure, application outage, or natural disaster," Shaw said.
--Protects data with military-grade security: CFA offers multiple levels of data protection: encryption in transit, encryption at rest, and optional private-key encryption. The Infrascale Cloud Failover Appliance, optioned as a virtual or physical appliance, is available through Infrascale's partner network and selected volume resellers. Nine-year-old Infrascale, headquartered in Redondo Beach, Calif., is part of the new Los Angeles-area Silicon Beach IT community. For more information, go here. You can view a short video on the appliance here.