The Benefits of Resiliency Cloud

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    BUSINESS CONTINUITY

    Countless disruptions threaten the continuity of your business, which is why every organization needs a business continuity plan (BCP) in place. Successful BCPs today feature resilient cloud solutions that facilitate ongoing operations even in the face of cybercrime, natural disaster, electrical outages, or other both physical and digital disruptions. IT teams can provision cloud infrastructure to support business continuity through the virtualization of key business processes. If an on-premise or virtual machine goes down, operations automatically transition to alternative virtual resources to support essential business functions—for your customers and your teams.

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    DISASTER RECOVERY

    In addition to threatening business continuity, disaster can eliminate valuable data, records, customer information, or other business-critical resources in a moment’s notice without the right measures in place. That’s because infrastructure resources often reside in a single, physical location; disaster that disrupts those physical resources can lead to total or near-total business loss. Resiliency cloud can protect against these losses by replicating and dispersing resources data and information to secure environments, ensuing data availability under any circumstances. Companies can quickly scale up or scale down their business resources without disrupting their capacity for disaster recovery thanks to the agility of the cloud as well.

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    COST SAVINGS

    On-premise infrastructure is costly in terms of its maintenance and updates alone; scaling on-premise infrastructure storage, throughput, or security alongside business growth can be cost-prohibitive. Companies who virtualize the work of physical machines in a resilient cloud environment can avoid these complications. Specifically, the cloud can dramatically reduce costs associated with maintenance and updates as its infrastructure resides in a secure virtual environment. Cloud providers manage these responsibilities and fold those costs into your and other companies’ service agreements, reducing direct costs to you. Providers can easily scale up or down resources like storage, throughput, and security quickly, and at much lower cost as well.

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    AUTOMATED SECURITY UPDATES

    Cybercriminal activity is constantly evolving, where bad actors work constantly to exploit new vulnerabilities in business infrastructure. Cybercrime affects companies of all types and sizes as attackers become more opportunistic. But it’s difficult for IT teams to stay up to date on the latest threats, let alone maintain the latest infrastructure protections. Resilient cloud is purpose-built to keep security up to date, where providers make it their business to offer these benefits to customers. Since virtual machines depend far less on physical infrastructure and reside in a cloud environment, they are easy to update and protect as well. Companies leveraging that infrastructure enjoy automated security updates with minimal work on their part as a result.

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    SCALABILITY

    Scaling up IT resources is difficult with on-premise solutions. As your company grows, your IT capabilities must grow alongside it in a timely and purposeful way. On-premise can be costly when resources go underutilized because you can’t scale down when you need to as well. Resiliency cloud makes it easy to scale as you increase workloads, facilitate faster throughput, broaden data storage, or launch new, robust business applications. When you no longer need those resources, you can easily scale down rather than continue to pay for costly resources you no longer need.

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    NETWORK SUPPORT

    IT infrastructure today must support a wide variety of devices and applications, with the capacity to add new ones without compatibility issues getting in the way. This is often difficult with legacy infrastructure that may not have been designed with the capabilities you need today when first put into place. Meanwhile, companies who employ resilient cloud infrastructure can easily adapt to new IT requirements as they arise. They can work with their providers to adjust their cloud resources based on the unique requirements of the day, without costly investment in new physical infrastructure.

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    GREATER AGILITY

    Companies must be prepared to adapt their IT capacities at a moment’s notice—whether it’s to seize upon a fleeting market opportunity or to accommodate sudden increases in customer demands. But adjusting IT resources quickly isn’t possible with physical on-premise infrastructure alone. Companies who use resiliency cloud for their network infrastructure can safely scale resources up or down as their business needs change. Companies can do this quickly without disruptions to security or continuity as well.

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    BUSINESS VALUE

    Companies who invest in resiliency cloud: report substantial ROI as a direct result of their investments. That’s due to more than just greater operational efficiencies and capabilities. Resiliency cloud boosts financial benefits from faster times to market on new products and services, easier adoption of leading software solutions, greater capacity for innovation, and greater predictability.

    RESILIENCY CLOUD BY UVATION

    Uvation helps companies seamlessly transition to resiliency cloud, partially or entirely transitioning workloads to an optimized business continuity environment. Using a custom-designed disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) model, get your teams up and running with a resilient cloud infrastructure; start bolstering and protecting all aspects of your digital operations and assets as well.

    DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE (DRAAS)

    Our DRaaS experts use Veeam and Acronis to provide clients with custom-designed business continuity tools. You can initiate site recovery quickly and easily, with as little as a single click. Testing your disaster recovery system is just as easy, so you can always be confident your business is protected.

    INSTANT RECOVERY

    Resilient cloud from Uvation means instant file-level and application item recovery within any OS. Uvation designs your solution around your specific recovery objectives, as well as your business objectives and acceptable risks. Our clients receive simple, offsite backup that’s storage agnostic and takes minutes to set up.

    A TRUE PARTNERSHIP

    We’re committed to helping you design the best resiliency cloud solution for your current needs and future goals. Uvation seeks out new ways not only to address potential issues, but to create opportunities for greater protection, efficiencies, and cost savings as well.

    Statistics

    51%

    By 2025, 51% of IT spending in key market segments will shift to the cloud compared to 41% in 2022, Gartner reports

    $60.4 billion

    The global disaster recovery-as-a-service market is projected to garner a revenue of $60.4 billion from 2022 to 2031

    41%

    Nearly half of enterprise IT leaders claim improving disaster recovery and business continuity are among the most important priority when adopting multiple public cloud platforms.

    Deploy Your Resiliency Cloud with Uvation

    With Uvation, you can replicate your entire workload to a disaster recovery solution, maximizing uptime, no matter what unexpected challenges arise.
    Uvation uses VEEM and Acronis to provide you with custom-designed DRaaS and business continuity management (BCM).

     

    With these tools, you get instant file-level and application item recovery for any OS and any kind of application, regardless of the file system. You also get simple, offsite backup that’s storage agnostic and can be set up in 15 minutes.
    Also, you have the ability to initiate a site recovery quickly and easily, with as little as one click. It’s just as easy to test your disaster recovery system.
     

    Uvation designs your solution around your specific recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), as well as your business objectives and acceptable risks. In the process, Uvation dentifies for ways to not just address potential issues, but create opportunities for greater efficiencies.

     

    Reach out to Uvation today to begin designing the best resiliency cloud solution for your organization.

    Deploy Your Resiliency Cloud with Uvation

    Why Resiliency Cloud?

    Cloud-based infrastructure provides enterprises with a number of operational advantages, but it also supports business continuity at a time when enterprises are acknowledging the vulnerability of their most critical digital resources. Now, enterprises across industries are seeing “a new category of business value from the cloud throughout the year ahead: business continuity-led cases,” as Forbes described in April 2021. “Companies have had their business continuity needs reset at an unprecedented scale and will now embark on cloud modernization projects with the aim of ensuring they can function properly when we’re hit by similar crises in the future.” IT leaders at these companies will:

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    DEFINE INDIVIDUAL USE CASES FOR RESILIENCY CLOUD

    IT leaders must understand organization’s IT and business resiliency needs related to cloud workloads; then, determine the cloud strategies that best suit the needs of their business. They must document any interdependencies, synchronization points, and linkages that exist between existing legacy environments and the cloud as well. In doing so, they can identify weak points within their existing infrastructure and determine which resources are optimal when transitioned to a resiliency cloud.

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    PARTNER WITH A RESILIENCY CLOUD EXPERT

    A knowledgeable strategy and solution partner can help enterprise IT leaders develop methodologies, implement plans, test results, and sustain successful strategies associated with their cloud infrastructure performance and resiliency efforts. The partner can help develop a roadmap for their transition to new cloud infrastructure, streamlining and simplifying the process without jeopardizing critical assets or business continuity.

    Resiliency Cloud Capabilities and Processes

    There are several capabilities and processes involved in deploying a comprehensive resiliency cloud project. Here are some that you should be aware of .Uvation specializes in resiliency cloud, providing leading enterprise companies with the following capabilities and processes.

    CAPABILITIES

    Uvation specializes in resilient cloud, providing leading enterprise companies with the following solutions:

    DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE (DRAAS)

    Uvation uses Veeam and Acronis to provide enterprise IT teams with custom-designed DRaaS and business continuity management (BCM) capabilities.

    MULTI-FAILURE RESILIENT REPLICATION (MRR)

    MRR allows for effective resilient storage at both correlated and non-correlated failures. An MRR approach makes use of nonlinear integer programming in order to serve more than one objective. The objectives can include reducing network latency and optimizing the number of replications that occur on less-expensive media, for example, without sacrificing availability. In this way, the organization can save money on their resilient cloud solution while maintaining the performance of the system.

    INSTANCE AND VIRTUAL MACHINE MONITORING (VMM)

    The fault-tolerance of a network is sufficiently covered by standard architectures. However, the resilience of applications often is a common challenge. Sometimes, errors don’t get detected in time; this can make it very difficult to trace the source of an actual problem. Enterprise companies can deploy an error ranking system using virtual machines that are assigned to monitor each application. In this system, each error gets a “grade” according to its severity. The system can choose whether to ignore an error, restart an application, or revert to previous settings in an attempt to restore the application to its pre-error state.

    WORKLOAD REPLICATION

    With Uvation, you can replicate your entire workload to a disaster recovery solution, maximizing uptime no matter what unexpected challenges arise. You can optimize replication to boost efficiency and cost savings as well. Uvation helps you set up groups of nodes according to blocks; when one block fails, another activates automatically to facilitate the recovery of data. IT leaders can apply load balancing principles to the workloads of the block to prevent bottlenecks from insufficient throughput.

    FILE, APPLICATION, AND SITE RECOVERY

    Companies benefit from instant file-level and application item recovery for any OS and any kind of application, regardless of the file system. They also benefit from simple, offsite backup that’s storage agnostic and can be set up in only 15 minutes.

    VIRTUAL NETWORKING

    In the event of a failure, the afflicted data center uses virtual networking architecture to handover its workload to another data center. The automation of this process minimizes downtime for workloads involving a range of activities, from storage to application-related computation.

    Risk Mitigation

    RPOS AND RTOS

    Uvation designs your solution around your specific recovery point objectives (RPOs), recover time objectives (RTOs), and defined acceptable risks. Through this process, Uvation identifies opportunities to not only address potential issues, but create opportunities for greater efficiencies.

    SEGMENTATION

    In the event of an attack, IT leaders can segment cloud servers so specific areas are automatically kept separate from others, thereby trapping malware at the point of entry. In the event of a more serious breach, such as a ransomware attack, measures like disk replication and image cloning can quickly supplant the affected system with a clean one. In this way, operations can be restored to the way they were minutes before the attack.

    INDEPENDENCE FROM LEGACY SYSTEMS

    Upon identifying use cases for replication, IT teams can decide which legacy and hybrid systems need resilience measures according to what best fits organizational objectives. IT leaders can create a cloud-specific and fully integrated legacy and cloud resiliency check and testing plan with these goals in mind.

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