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TierPoint introduces cloud-based disaster recovery as a service

TierPoint's Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with vCloud Availability disaster recovery-as-a-service offering is now generally available to protect data centers across multi-tenant clouds.

TierPoint has released a cloud-based disaster recovery-as-a-service offering, Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with vCloud Availability to protect workloads on multi-tenant VMware clouds.

Cloud recovery and data center vendor TierPoint claims its Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with vCloud Availability -- VMware's cloud data backup service -- enables organizations to protect cloud-based workloads from disaster.

Cloud disaster recovery involves storing and maintaining copies of records in a cloud environment, providing organizations with a way to recover data in the event of a disaster -- man-made or natural.

According to Disaster Recovery Journal, cloud computing is rapidly growing because of benefits like the ability to back up an entire server quickly, cost-efficiency that appeals to both small and large organizations, faster recovery times (minutes as compared to days with hardware-based data centers) and elimination of a physical location that might otherwise be compromised in a physical catastrophe such as a fire or hurricane.

TierPoint's cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering is powered by Zerto's IT Resilience Platform and VMware's vCloud Availability to bring fully managed or self-service recovery to a private or multi-tenant cloud.

Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with vCloud Availability enables users to do the following:

  • replicate data from anywhere to a TierPoint cloud in any region;
  • meet recovery point objective requirements to minimize data loss;
  • automate failovers to recover data in minutes to a secondary site; and
  • maintain compliance for standards such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and HIPAA with nondisruptive testing and reporting.

As VMware's vCloud Availability enables users to capitalize on the growth of cloud-based computing, TierPoint claims its DRaaS offering is integral in extending users' choices.

In 2018, Gartner named TierPoint a challenger in its Magic Quadrant for DRaaS, bordering on niche player and nearing the leader quadrant; leaders included Microsoft and Iland.

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