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Doyenz Launches rCloud Disaster Recovery Service for Virtual Environments

Doyenz Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based recovery services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced rCloud, a disaster recovery solution for SMBs that offers recovery for virtual environments in minutes instead of days. Based on a deep level of automation, rCloud is the only cloud recovery solution that restores virtual production server environments in less than fifteen minutes, providing access to critical business applications.

As data availability and security become increasingly important, IT departments of all sizes are preparing for unplanned disasters due to a failure in technology or human error. In an age of constant connectivity, both companies and their customers expect to not only have their information protected, but available at all times. Prior to the release of rCloud, disaster recovery services were out of reach for the SMB market largely due to cost and the support required to manage them. With the launch of rCloud, Doyenz is closing this gap by delivering a recovery solution that is easy to use and accessible from virtually any location via a Web browser.

Purpose-built for VMware virtualized environments, rCloud addresses the shortcomings of existing business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for SMBs. Through its simple user interface, rCloud can restore virtual production server environments in less than fifteen minutes. By automating the recovery process, SMBs can reduce recovery time objectives and ensure the continuity of business operations.

Key rCloud capabilities include:

  • Replicate VMware ESX Machines: With rCloud, partners can now offer SMBs a disaster recovery plan that will replicate VMware ESX virtual production environments. rCloud leverages ESX virtual machine snapshots to take both full and incremental backups of virtual machines allowing for recovery point flexibility.
  • Cloud Recovery Verification: rCloud is the only service to provide on-demand verification that production server environments are replicated in the cloud. IT service providers can log on at any time to instantly verify server images and provide their SMB clients proof of the integrity of their data.
  • Prepare for Disasters Before They Occur: IT service providers can leverage a secure virtual lab to test changes and upgrades on a replica of the server before deploying to production.
  • Recover in Just a Few Clicks: rCloud provides a deep level of automation that re-creates a local IP skin in the cloud in just a few simple clicks.

"Disaster recovery should never be left up to chance. With rCloud, a company's IT department can instantly access their data and verify their application environments are replicated and ready for deployment if needed," said Eric Webster, chief revenue officer at Doyenz. "With the launch of rCloud, Doyenz is delivering the most comprehensive set of cloud-based recovery services available to small and mid-sized businesses."

"There is a second pair of eyes verifying our client backups. I can confidently go to the Doyenz portal and check on a backup offsite at 3 am. That piece of mind is priceless," commented Alan Sielbeck, owner of Safe Network Solutions.

Doyenz rCloud also includes a ShadowProtect™ agent for cloud-based disaster recovery of physical production environments. Pricing starts at $1,000 per month, and includes one Terabyte of protected storage on rCloud for data retention, failover/failback, data validation and lab usage.

Published Thursday, October 20, 2011 5:59 AM by David Marshall
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