Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery using Windows Server 2012

Everybody knows that mission-critical data and applications need a system with multiple layers of redundancy.  However, the cost and complexity of carrying out failovers and producing high-availability solutions can be prohibitive to some SMEs.

Microsoft now offers an innovative solution to address DR concerns with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.  This cost-effective disaster recovery’s new capability enables the efficient, secure replication of Hyper-V virtual machines from one Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host at a primary site to another Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host at a DR site.  This new component is even made more affordable and easier to deploy with Frontier Technology’s latest offer – Frontier Continuity Service (FCS) for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

FCS for Hyper-V banks on the same enterprise-class service offered by Frontier Technology at a fraction of its cost. As a managed service, clients enjoy the benefits of

– quickest online recovery times in the industry
– location independent working
– data snapshots
– automated server failover
– pre-planned recovery procedures
– remote monitoring
– instant alerts
– periodic invocation testing
– no implementation costs or CapEx required
– known fixed monthly costs

Who can benefit from this solution

– Organisations that need a cost-effective DR solution and already using Hyper-V
– Organisations that do not have enough hardware resources in the 2nd site and are worried with initial setup cost
– Organisations that do not have resources to effectively manage a comprehensive DR solution
– Organisations that do not have a 2nd site

If you are using other hypervisors and would like to benefit from this solution; are planning to co-locate or buy that second SAN, talk to us.

Hyper-V Replica provides asynchronous replication of Hyper-V virtual machines between two hosting servers. Any server workload that can be virtualized in Hyper-V can be replicated. Replication works over any ordinary IP-based network, and the replicated data will be authenticated and encrypted during transmission. Hyper-V Replica works with standalone servers, failover clusters, or a mixture of both. The servers can be physically co-located or widely separated geographically. The physical servers do not need to be in the same domain or even joined to any domain at all. Read More>

To find out more about FCS for Hyper-V click here or please get in touch with us on 0845 603 6552.