Of all the potential problems that your company might face in the current breakneck, competitive and tech-oriented business climate, the most debilitating is undoubtedly disaster recovery concerns. The proliferation of information-attack methods, from viruses, malware, to simple data loss without malicious intent, means that companies have never been more vulnerable. System errors can cost your company substantial down-time, which of course directly translates to lost revenue. As a result, there is a premium on resources that can either soften the impact of a disaster; or better, negate the impact altogether.
VMware disaster recovery is a viable solution to all of the above problems; and then some. It involves a level of system redundancy that offers maximal protection to your database, as well as fulfillment of just about any reasonable recovery time objective. By effectively constructing virtual replicas of your physical servers with powerful software, VMware further secures your systems by distributing even this replication across independent servers with different operating systems; this redundancy completely negates the effect of failure in the code of any single operating system, no matter if it is due to malware, hardware or user error. It is as effective as if you had several different, unrelated companies hosting a backup to your system.
There are other aspects of VMware disaster recovery that enhance the inherent storage replication attributes. The fact that the tech facility is off-site is an obvious advantage, negating the effect of a physical attack on your systems. Data theft and loss can’t compromise virtualized protection, and the ready availability of the servers – which are accessible to you every single minute of every single day – means your company RTO is limited only by download times. Additionally, your VMware disaster recovery provider will institute recovery operations immediately following a system crash, so that you needn’t even receive a 3 am wake-up call. All it requires is accessing the virtual machine and reconnecting to the SAN to institute a system recovery. Oftentimes, because of the constant monitoring and analysis of impending threats to your system, VMware disaster recovery is rarely actually needed, as the virus or malware is apprehended and disposed of at the door.
With so many support functions necessary to streamline the operations of your company today, the essential outsourcing of the responsibility for secure data storage, storage replication in the event of system failure, and operating system virtualization, is crucial to enabling companies to focus on the actual product they manufacture, or service they offer. Having in-house methods simply isn’t as secure as having specialized professionals handle these important aspects of company support, in off-site facilities that are singularly dedicated to this objective. VMware disaster recovery systems are housed in physical facilities that are protected against natural disasters, monitored with dedicated and redundant security measures, and optimized with climate control features for the housed servers. The partitioning of your information across multiple systems further protects against any potential – though unlikely – failures in even this first-line of protective measures, making VMware disaster recovery and data protection an efficient alternative to less robust management of in-house options for data security.