Cosentry has announced the expansion of its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering to meet the full range of Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). The enhanced offering also combines Cosentry’s expert managed services, cloud solutions and multiple data centers to assume a customer’s IT burden and dramatically shorten data recovery times. The net result is an affordable, compliant and secure virtual or physical machine data recovery service — tailored for any size organization. 

The DRaaS was developed for not only Cosentry’s cloud and colocation customers, but also organizations seeking to leverage a service provider as part of their disaster recovery, hybrid-cloud initiatives. In addition, Cosentry’s Midwest locations offer a significant advantage for any company that requires data backup to be located in areas outside natural disaster zones.

According to Gartner, “For some organizations, the intelligent data center of the future may be managed by a combination of in-house IT and ESP (external service provider) technical staff. The deployment of hybrid clouds is gaining increased interest, because it has the potential to improve both production operations availability and make recovery data center location less of an issue. As hybrid data implementation increases, one critical success factor will be the effectiveness of IT-SCM (service continuity management) that is jointly sustained by in-house IT operations and the external service provider(s).” [1]

Cosentry’s DRaaS has been enhanced to meet varying RPOs and RTOs, with targets ranging from less than 15 minutes to several days based on application importance and budget. The tiered service maps the most efficient recovery solution to each application (such as SQL, financial applications, email, CRM, etc.), based on its mission-critical nature. The approach also ensures that the most urgent workloads are restored first with other less critical applications to follow.  

Cosentry differentiates its DRaaS from other offerings by leveraging connectivity between the company’s nine Midwest data centers -- to create a scalable, non-stop IT environment. In addition, each failover environment can be deployed based on cold, warm or hot compute requirements. DRaaS examples include:

  • Array Based Replication
  • Software Based Replication with Auto-Failover
  • Software Based Replication with Manual Failover

“Due to its complex nature, disaster recovery services have primarily been embraced by corporations with large IT support staff,” said Brad Hokamp, CEO, Cosentry. “Cosentry is making disaster recovery available to a wider market by leveraging our world-class managed services team to create a ‘white glove approach’ for service and support.”


This article was originally posted “Cosentry Expands Disaster Recovery (DR) Service” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.