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Lanamark Enables Disaster Recovery Capacity Planning for Server Workloads and Virtual Desktops

Lanamark Inc., a global provider of Cloud Design Automation software for IT solution providers, today announced Lanamark DR Capacity Planning Module. The new module enables cloud and virtualization solution providers to design fault-tolerant, multi-site DR solutions for server workloads and virtual desktops across public, private and hybrid clouds.

“Disaster recovery planning is at the heart of our client engagements, especially after our Rochester office was completely destroyed by a fire in April. Fortunately, we were well prepared and by 9:30 am, all core business services were restored,” said Michael Montagliano, Chief Technologist at IV4. “Site recovery planning and what-if modeling capabilities provided by Lanamark enable our engineers to architect highly available business continuity solutions for our clients. Using the Lanamark DR Capacity Planning Module in conjunction with performance metrics captured about users and mission-critical workloads, we can determine exactly how much infrastructure capacity will be needed for production and recovery sites.”

Lanamark DR Capacity Planning Module integrates with Lanamark Hybrid Cloud Design Module and Lanamark Desktop Transformation Module to facilitate design of business continuity solutions for desktop and datacenter infrastructure. It enables site recovery planning with unidirectional protection from a primary to a secondary site, bidirectional protection between sites and multisite recovery to a shared DR site. Each group of users and machines can be assigned to a recovery site and disaster recovery plans for shutting down low priority server workloads and virtual desktops can be defined to free up resources during failover. These settings are then used to optimize infrastructure capacity and model failover scenarios while meeting specified DR policies and service level agreements.

“Business continuity planning is a core value proposition from our partners but until now, it has been a very manual, labor-intensive process,” said Mark Angelo, CEO of Lanamark. “With the new availability and recovery planning capabilities in the DR Capacity Planning Module, our partners can use workload and user metrics for DR capacity planning, model site failures and recommend robust hybrid cloud and VDI solutions that increase availability of business services, ensure user productivity and improve IT infrastructure resiliency.”

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:11 AM by David Marshall
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