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 businesses."
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."