Regularly backing up data is a key part of mitigating data loss,but many organaizations now choose to go beyond simple daily backups and instead replicate their data in real-time to a secondary location to reduce the window for data loss. With real-time data replication, organizations can achieve lower recovery point objectives (RPOs) than with backup alone.
Until recently, maintaining a live, real-time copy of business data for disaster recovery meant replicating to a secondary data storage system off-site. Whether housed in a secondary company location or a dedicated colocation facility, it required separate expenses for data storage, network infrastructure, data center space and operations. Even ignoring these costs, setting up an off-site storage system has historically been a time consuming and administratively intensive process.
Replication to Cloud: Improving Recovery Points with a Live Copy
Wouldn't it be better if replication to a remote site were as easy as plugging in an on-premise appliance that automatically provisions a real-time copy at a secondary data center or multiple data centers? TwinStrata CloudArray software does just that, enabling real-time copies of data in the cloud, without requiring secondary infrastructure. Only one storage appliance needs to be managed on-premise which provisions pay-as-you-go remote storage, offering real-time replication, without the off-site infrastructure expenses or the maintenance headaches. CloudArray provides the utmost flexibility in replicating data to the cloud with:
Native asynchronous replication, maintaining a local copy of data onboard that is asynchronously replicated to the cloud, or
A target for existing replication, maintaining only a small local cache and full copy of data in the cloud. CloudArray interoperates with both host-based RAID1 software as well as external replication software
With access to either or both solutions, organizations can leverage their existing investment in replication software as well as moving new deployments to a new breed of storage that auto-replicates all data to the cloud.
Benefits of Data Replication to Cloud with CloudArray
Off-site real-time data copies, without the off-site infrastructure and maintenance
Rapid deployment and configuration
Faster recovery times
Shorter recovery points
Option to use any existing mirroring (i.e. RAID1) or replication software
Option to store and replicate data without external software