VDR enables customers to replicate data, applications and operating systems from their production environment into a securely managed Cloud Computing environment located within a Terremark facility, where they can failover to a production-ready environment in the event of a catastrophic outage at their primary facility. Customers pay for CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity in an on-demand enabled infrastructure that is owned by Terremark. This on-demand capability minimizes the cost to the customer by eliminating the need to purchase and maintain expensive, dedicated technical infrastructure.
Minimize Cost and Maximize Resources
Replicating into a managed cloud-based computing environment requires much lower capital expense and ongoing management complexity compared to building and managing your own DR infrastructure. Our experts deliver proven solutions that deliver reliable, repeatable, and predictable recovery with resources guaranteed to be available when you need them and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)/Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) from seconds to hours, depending on customer requirements.
These configurations are well suited for environments running virtualized environments using VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer. Terremark customized these solutions by seamlessly integrating its cloud-based virtual servers with networking solutions and colocation-based physical servers as required.
The Terremark’s Hypervisor-Based Replication Service is an ideal solution for customers using local storage or storage arrays without the required replication features. This service enables recovery of the entire server (operating system, applications and data) onto our utility computing platform. The customer will still benefit from the cost savings of a Cloud model, and they offload the task of designing, implementing and operating the DR site resources and the replication/failover process.
Array-based replication is best suited for environments with large numbers of physical and/or virtual servers. Many of Terremark’s largest Fortune 1000 customers rely on array-based replication into Terremark’s proven DR framework to provide full data center protection. Terremark will provide an equivalent disk array with compatible replication protocol in our facility to replicate data into, and also provide a server resource pool that the customer can failover into in case of a DR scenario.
The advantages are that the customer does not have to purchase an identical disk array, server, network and facilities resources for a secondary site, and we wrap our implementation best practices and management tools around the replication and failover process, leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of hundreds of customer environments. As an additional option, Terremark also supports VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). SRM automates the replication and failover processes between VMware sites. SRM only supports array-based replication today.
Some enterprise applications provide native replication capabilities that Terremark can leverage to provide very low RPO/RTO business requirements. For these compatible applications, Terremark provides offsite always-on failover or active/active configurations which continually receive data updates from the primary location. Some examples of supported applications include: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Notes and Oracle. As with Hypervisor and Array-based replication, there are considerable cost savings when implementing application-based replication into the VDR environment.
Enabled By The Cloud
Terremark’s virtualized infrastructure eliminates the complexity and expense of building your own DR infrastructure. Working together with strategic technology partners including VMware, Microsoft, HP and Cisco, we’ve designed a multi-tenancy infrastructure that offers revolutionary levels of flexibility and scalability.
Instead of investing in costly servers, the cloud allows you to configure and deploy processing, memory and storage capacity on demand. You can purchase capacity and virtual machines for your secondary site, but keep the resources turned down until an event where you need to fail over. The cloud’s architecture ensures your resources are always available and ready to be turned up.