The presence of smoke detectors in homes and offices ensures the safety of people who live and work in those locations. Most people would never install one and just assume it works. Instead, for their own peace of mind, they’d check the batteries and press the test button on a regular basis to make sure it’s functioning properly.
For most companies, disaster recovery (DR) testing does much the same thing. It alerts organizations to issues that they can proactively address before experiencing a disaster.
Unfortunately, for one auction business, their DR system was not implemented correctly. Of course, they had no way of knowing this because it was never tested. As a result, when an outage did occur the untested DR solution failed, and the company got burned.
That’s when they turned to TECA Data Safe.
How TECA’s Storage Replication Ensures You Have a Workable DR Solution in Place
Comprehensive DR testing is critical to making certain you meet your organization’s recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). In the event of an emergency, you want to know you can quickly and easily recover your systems and data to keep your organization running. But how can you be sure? Disaster recovery testing.
The most common DR test is called a parallel test. During parallel testing, the DR company simulates a disaster recovery scenario by running a parallel environment alongside the production environment. In doing so, an organization is assured their DR strategy is sound. It allows them to test recovery processes and determine their ability to effectively deal with a disaster.
With Storage Replication, a redundant copy of an organization’s entire production system is duplicated to a separate infrastructure. In TECA’s case, a cloud infrastructure. Data is replicated and up to date as any changes to the primary system are synched with the secondary or target system.
Additionally, Storage Replication offers dramatically reduced RTO because of its near instantaneous failover to the secondary system. This demonstrates that the secondary system can take over in the event of a disaster, empowering the organization to continue production uninterrupted.
Utilizing Storage Replication, TECA Data Safe helped the online auction company that had experienced the DR failure. The customer wanted a workable, provable DR solution and Storage Replication was the answer.
With Storage Replication, the online auction company has been able to fail back and forth between their location and TECA’s cloud infrastructure with sub one hour RTO/RPO. On several occasions, they’ve successfully run their systems from the TECA DR location for multiple weeks at a time, all using a solution that is easier to manage and maintain compared to traditional third-party High Availability (HA) software solutions.
Storage Replication with TECA Data Safe — it can provide your business with a comprehensive, achievable DR solution that assures you your data is safe, and your business is protected. And that’s what guarantees your peace of mind.
Questions about TECA’s Storage Replication? The expert TECA technology team are happy to help. Contact us today.
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True or False?
Ah…spring at last! Blooming flowers, butterflies, singing birds … also tornadoes, thunderstorms and flooding. Disasters can spell trouble for your infrastructure. Are you up on springtime weather trivia?
In 1995, a storm hit northern Texas which produced softball-sized hailstones killing 15 and injuring more than 100.
True. We think they’re taking that adage, “Everything is bigger in Texas” a bit too far.
For approximately eight weeks in 2001, blood-colored rain fell on Kerala, India.
True. Sounds like a creepy plot point from a Stephen King novel. Scientists eventually determined the red particles in the rain were spores from lichen-forming alga.
In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit southern Florida, demolishing many buildings including a breeding facility for giant tarantulas, and many escaped. Today, the Everglades are overrun with them.
False. It was actually a breeding facility for Burmese Pythons. Either way, this fact still elicits an “ewwwwwwwwww!“