DataSure guarantees businesses remain backed up, available, accessible and disaster free.
iomart Hosting and DataCore have partnered to offer a unique hosted Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution.
Our DataSure service combines DataCore’s high performance SAN virtualisation technology with iomart’s award winning UK infrastructure to deliver a high performance offsite disaster recovery solution. The solution allows end users to easily replicate their business critical data to one of iomart Hosting’s five fully secure and resilient data centres across the UK.
The entire platform is built for scalability and flexibility, enabling clients to purchase storage on
a ‘pay as you grow’ basis. The service is vendor and hardware agnostic allowing the ability to secure data from multiple storage vendors onto the iomart platform.
DataSure is built using market leading technology from Cisco, EMC, and DataCore providing optimal performance combined with iomart’s 100% uptime guarantee.
How does DataSure differ to traditional storage models?
Traditional SAN to SAN replication typically involves a capex purchase of a second SAN from the primary Vendor. This SAN invariably consists of a secondary duplicate SAN with a similar drive configuration as the primary SAN.
Vendor Dependant Replication software is then used to replicate the data across a WAN. Both SAN’s will first be configured at the primary location, with replication undertaken across a LAN – the second SAN is then shipped and installed at a second location.
Whilst effective, this method incurs high capital expenditure, increased management, vendor tie in and limited service management and development opportunity.
How does it work?
For a new service installation, DataCore nodes are deployed at your primary site, sitting in front of the local storage, data replication then occurs to an additional DataCore node at one of our data centres. In an existing DataCore environment the additional node is already available in the iomart Hosting data centre platform so replication just has to be configured.
How does DataSure benefit you?
- Cost reduction in Capex and ongoing management
- Decreased Disaster Recovery complexity
- Low predictable monthly costs
- ‘Pay per Grow’ model
- Flexible growth & improved performance
- Guaranteed Service Levels
- Working with Trusted Supplier/Partner
- Peace of Mind
For further information, please contact us now.