Messaging technology development and distribution company Teneros announced a disaster recovery offering, DR as a service, a hosted solution for critical network and communication applications such as Microsoft Exchange, BlackBerry, Active Directory and DNS. The hosted service leverages Teneros Instant-On failover recovery and replication technologies that underpin the company’s existing HA (high availability) and disaster recovery solutions for e-mail and unified communications.
In addition to reducing the need for data center and hardware deployment, DR as a service helps mitigate the ongoing operational costs of managing a DR solution for a business’ IT infrastructure, the company said. Ben Petro, president and CEO of Teneros, said previously, SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) have lacked the budget and technical expertise to justify the cost of a DR solution to be used for emergency restoration. “Our DR as a service represents another milestone in our product strategy, which is focused on ensuring always-on, available and accessible e-mail,” he said.
Teneros’ dedicated 24/7 monitoring helps ensure adequate bandwidth allocation and software management, including updates, patches and compliance enforcement. The service provides application-aware DR across three components of enterprise DR planning-network, communication and information and processes. Teneros Always-On SAAS provides real-time replication of Exchange e-mail data over the WAN (Wide Area Network) combined with Instant-On failover recovery of Exchange services when site disasters occur. All aspects of wide-area failover recovery are automated, including Exchange DNS address reassignment, migration of Exchange services and handling of the replicated Exchange database repository.
“The Teneros-hosted DR as a service broadens our Always-On product suite to address enterprises’ expanding application continuity requirements across their entire IT infrastructure,” Petro said. “This SAAS offering is the first complete disaster recovery solution that not only protects the sophisticated corporate IT infrastructure, but also provides an affordable solution for mission-critical SMB applications.”
Always-On uses Teneros Transaction Integrity Validation technology to check e-mail data before and after replication, which the company said prevents Exchange data corruption from being duplicated on the Teneros Application Continuity Appliances. The Always-On Disaster Recovery and High Availability solutions are delivered through secure onsite Application Continuity Appliances and can only be accessed through the Teneros Network Operations Center.
All Teneros Application Continuity Appliances leverage Multi-System Resiliency technology, which uses independent error detection and recovery systems within the appliance to maintain its availability. These independent systems continuously monitor, detect and repair soft errors. The Teneros appliances have fully redundant hardware systems including dual power supplies and RAID 10 protection for the storage system.