AWS now offers new disaster recovery options

Nearly three quarters of companies are reportedly “failing” in disaster recovery (DR). New options are constantly emerging to ease the process with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), a great backup and recovery data storage.
Two new options from Quantum Corp. & HotLink Corp. are two examples.
Quantum’s Q-Cloud Protect virtual deduplication appliance was launched on the AWS Marketplace. It will work with Quantum DXi deduplication disk backup solutions.
According to the company, it is designed for single-site companies that want to protect their business from localized disasters, for organizations that eliminate tape for off-site protection, and for companies looking for a hybrid cloud approach to backup and disaster recovery.
Quantum stated that its product is an alternative to sending tapes offsite for DR. It also cuts capital expenses through predictable, metered pricing. It also reduces data transmission costs via variable-length deduplication. Quantum’s replication engine, which replicates data from an on-premises appliance to the cloud, reduces storage and data transmission cost.
According to Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Jason Buffington, “You can’t have an IT (or data protection modernization) conversation without talking about the cloud,” the company quoted Jason Buffington as saying. “Off-site data survivability, BC/DR preparedness and amplification of one’s primary data security strategy and architecture are two of the most exciting intersections between cloud services. Q-Cloud Protect was created for this purpose. Cloud-based solutions are the next step, given Quantum’s long-standing involvement in both disk-based (DXi), but also tape-based protection medium (LTO), so they are a natural progression.
HotLink, meanwhile, just today announced its new Managed DRaaS (Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service) that uses AWS “to provide holistic VMware data protection and cost-effective business resiliency.”
HotLink released a statement today saying that recent research by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council revealed that 73 percent are failing to be prepared for disasters. 58 percent fail to test their DR plans, and 58 per cent don’t bother testing them because it is too difficult, manual, and expensive. HotLink Managed DRaaS was specifically designed to provide IT organizations the advanced technology, skilled resource, cloud knowledge, hybrid IT experience and continuous service delivery required to protect their environments from any disruption, whether it is a security breach or a software issue, network failure, human error, or other unexpected circumstances.
HotLink DR Express is a VMware-certified DR/BC solution. The new product integrates with VMware management and offers automated VMware data protection in AWS such as backup, replication and business continuity.
HotLink was also supported by Enterprise Strategy Group’s Buffington.
According to the company, the analyst stated that “in 27 years of work in the data protection industry, I can attest to how important it is for BC/DR solutions to operate as a seamless extension your day-to-day IT environment in an effort be efficient in quickly recovering operations after a failure.” “Integrating normal IT operations with DR/BC capabilities within a managerial framework is a must; leveraging hybrid cloud services that offer BC/DR expertise makes more sense. This ensures that you have a full-sized spare and not a low-mileage, slow-speed donut in case of an emergency.