EnsureDR for Double-Take
Successful fail-over with Carbonite Double-Take
EnsureDR partners with Carbonite Double-Take to provide a more stable disaster recovery solution that makes sure servers will not crash during fail over. Whether your recovery site resides in your own data center or in the cloud, you can be confident it is protected. EnsureDR integrates with Carbonite Double-Take to start servers at the recovery site while exposing any errors before a real DR event occurs.
EnsureDR guarantees that the recovery site really works
The automated tests run in a bubble network and expose any DR issues that aren’t visible while the replication tool is running preparing users for any live DR scenario. Upon test completion, EnsureDR sends a summary test results report via email and displays test results through the online dashboard. With EnsureDR for Carbonite Double-Take, tests can be automated on a monthly, weekly or daily basis, ensuring that the DR environment will work when needed. Organizations expect a much higher level of reliability from a DR solution (compared to backup solutions) and therefore need a better method to be assured their DR will work in a real disaster event. EnsureDR is well equipped to cater for this need.
Predict DR problems ahead of time
EnsureDR allows users to predict DR problems ahead of a real DR event and avoid dealing with them at disaster points. EnsureDR exposes problems in DR procedures as part of this automated testing ability, which dramatically increases DR site recovery readiness. EnsureDR built its platform with the aim of allowing business to have the ability of verifying and automating the Disaster Recovery site.
With EnsureDR, IT managers no longer need to do periodic DR testing which both takes time and is associated with high risk of failure. EnsureDR serves as a tool which automates thorough and frequent testing ensuring the IT manager that the DR site will work in any DR scenario. It affords the IT manager the ability to reduce the cost of DR testing activities by reducing their duration which translates into lower DR costs. At the same DR problems are exposed ahead of time, allowing for their immediate remediation affording the IT manager peace of mind.
EnsureDR benefits for DOUBLE-TAKE
• Reliable DR through automatic DR tests
• Test inside VMs without connecting them to the network
• Scheduling of automatic monthly, weekly or daily tests
• Create different tests for each group of servers
• Test applications inside VMs
• Predict problems in DR before a disaster happens
• Detailed report of DR state with tested VM screenshots
• Obtain a tested actual recovery time RTA (Recovery Time Actual) compared to the desired recovery time RTO (Recovery Time Objective)
How It Works
In a complex IT environment EnsureDR can simplify the ability to determine whether the business is able to recover. EnsureDR is fully integrated with the company’s DR replication solution. This integration enables the automation of DR testing and produces a detailed report on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. This testing capability identifies weaknesses in the DR plan prior to an actual disaster situation.
Intelligent automation of DR tests
EnsureDR empowers businesses to expand their DR usage and scale up the current DR infrastructure with confidence, redefines availability, and simplifies the fail over procedure.
The result is a highly available, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that is the ideal foundation for any DR environment. Other companies’ DR tests are not only manual but react solely to unknown variables that are not easy to control.
EnsureDR enables users to predict DR problems ahead of a real DR event and avoid dealing with them at disaster points. EnsureDR reveals problems as part of this automated testing ability, which dramatically increases the DR site readiness.
“EnsureDR has been key in helping us predict DR problems ahead of a DR situation and prevent us from dealing with them at disaster points. The fact that we were able to identify weaknesses in the DR plan prior to an actual disaster situation has made EnsureDR paramount to our DR plan.”