Cirrity Automates Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
The cloud-based disaster recovery service delivers real-time data protection with leading recovery times.As businesses of all sizes worry about how to securely protect their company's data, Cirrity has launched vStream, a disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that automates real-time disaster recovery to the cloud. What's unique about the service is that it eliminates the need to match storage-to-storage hardware, said Cirrity. With vStream, any storage type can be replicated to the company's cloud sites in Atlanta or Phoenix. The vStream hypervisor-based offering delivers near-continuous replication with block-level, application-consistent data protection across hosts and storage. This allows businesses to protect production applications both to the cloud and in the cloud, said Cirrity. "DR to the cloud serves as a more effective alternative to in-house DR sites and is considered by many enterprises as a natural first step in the journey to the cloud," Andrew Albrecht, chief operating officer of Cirrity, said in a statement. "With Cirrity, there is no need to worry about compliance and security, allowing a wide range of businesses to leverage their existing virtualized environments and implement a real-time DR plan. The advantages offered by vStream include a cost-effective choice for businesses that need to ensure their data is completely safe and readily available should a system failure take place—even if it's only for a few minutes." A Markets and Markets report finds that traditional disaster recovery is a significant portion of annual expenses for IT managers, but with a "cloud-based recovery system 'pay as you go' model, the financial impact of downtime can be minimized through replication."
The global DRaaS and cloud-based business continuity market is forecast to reach $5.8 billion in 2018, up from $640.8 million in 2013, according to the report from Markets and Markets. The study also finds that DRaaS targets small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises.