Storage Guardian announced the launch of a new service called Fast Failover in the response of recent natural disasters. This service enables companies of all sizes to replicate their applications and data to a secure data center on an ongoing basis, and then quickly “fail over” their entire network to the data center if disaster strikes.
“Fast Failover gives companies a quick, easy and affordable way to stay in operation if their network is destroyed in a disaster,” said Omry Farajun, President, Storage Guardian.
Fully Automated Recovery Workflow
Although all backup services aim to provide fast recovery, it often takes unexpected extra time to configure new servers and connect users to the new hardware. In contrast, Fast Failover performs the full recovery workflow on a completely automated basis, saving critical time. It also emails VPN connections to company staff along with easy instructions on how to connect.
Phone-Based Self Recovery
Fast Failover is also accessible by phone since the internet is often impaired during major disasters. Storage Guardian provides an automated 24-hour hotline that businesses can call to initiate a recovery, using text or voice commands and a secret PIN.
Fast Failover works with any type of backup system, including Veeam, StorageCraft and Asigra. Companies that have a hypervisor-based network architecture are best positioned to use Fast Failover, although the service can work with any network configuration.
Putting Control into the Customer’s Hands
Fast Failover shifts control over the recovery from the service provider to the end customer by giving non-technical users the ability to initiate recoveries on their terms. “We feel that since customers themselves are best positioned to decide when to declare a disaster situation, they should be given the tools to orchestrate the recovery on their own,” said Farajun.