Virtualsharp Empowers Its Users With Increased Visibility Into Their DR Readiness

ReliableDR 2.5 Brings Visibility into IT Service DR Readiness, Improved Disaster Avoidance Capabilities and Any-to-Any Storage Platform Replication

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VirtualSharp Software, pioneer and developer of next-generation Disaster Recovery Assurance solutions for virtual datacentres, today announced ReliableDR 2.5, the newest version of its flagship product. The majority of businesses today do not perform Disaster Recovery (DR) tests on a sufficiently frequent basis, due to the human, technical and time resources such processes traditionally require. As a result many companies' IT services and data might not be fully recoverable despite the existence of a DR plan. VirtualSharp ReliableDR 2.5 addresses this challenge by enabling organisations to completely automate DR testing to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with this practice. The solution also offers a real time, consolidated view into the recovery readiness of an IT environment to help enterprises ensure they are meeting compliance and IT governance requirements.

The increasing adoption of IT as a Service and cloud-based approaches to IT makes ReliableDR 2.5 an ideal fit for in-house IT and managed service providers alike:

- The SLA compliance dashboard helps ensure IT service levels are always met; it provides in-house IT and managed service providers with a detailed, real time view of the recovery readiness of business-critical IT services. It also shows historical reporting of RPO and RTO SLA compliance and exceptions, which can be used for cross-charging, chargeback, management reporting and regulatory compliance purposes.

Certified recovery point (CRP) retention policies provide disaster avoidance by maintaining multiple copies of business-critical applications and IT services at the DR site; these can be rolled back to a known-good point in time, at the push of a button.

- Host-based replication maximises efficiency as only the changed blocks within a VM are replicated. It also provides in-house IT and managed service providers with the ability to asynchronously replicate and failover applications and IT services from remote sites to a centralised datacentre, across any storage type, allowing them to make the most of the existing storage infrastructure. In other words it maximises storage capacity utilisation and lowers CAPEX, as there is no need to purchase new, matching storage arrays or additional SAN replication licences.

"With ReliableDR 2.5 we now have the peace of mind that should a disaster occur our business-critical IT services are always fully recoverable so we can continue with business as usual," says Diego Gonzalez, IT Systems and Operations Manager, Santalucia Insurance. "Even a few minutes of downtime could cost us thousands of euros so the element of assurance the VirtualSharp solution brought to the equation made it a no brainer for us."

Carlos Escapa, CEO at VirtualSharp Software and former General Manager Southern Europe at VMware, says "With the latest software release VirtualSharp further extends its leadership position within the Disaster Recovery Assurance market with many new features that enable our customers to centrally monitor and manage the recovery readiness of their IT systems in real time, something that has never been possible before."

VirtualSharp ReliableDR 2.5 is available now from VirtualSharp's authorised resellers.
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