NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced its latest platform enhancement that allows customers to replicate their virtual machines between separate locations and environments. The company’s NaviCloud Director™ solution now provides disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) technology that enables the replication of virtual machines between NaviSite’s NaviCloud Director (NCD) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) environments, as well as from a customer’s dedicated on-premise or virtual IT environments. The DRaaS solution enables a high degree of flexibility and customizability to meet each company’s unique IT needs.
Many businesses are eager to migrate workloads from one geographic location to another for either load balancing or disaster recovery purposes. The use of virtualization makes this process much easier because virtual machine images are simple files that can be transported securely using well-established processes. DRaaS maximizes the types of virtual environments between which data can be replicated, including:
- Cloud-to-Cloud – Replication will occur from one NaviCloud node to another node. The customer has full control over configuring and managing this as part of NaviSite’s AppCenter portal.
- Customer-to-Cloud – Replication will occur from an appropriately configured customer environment to NaviSite’s NaviCloud node in the target geography.
“In our work helping businesses and IT leaders secure their data and IT environments, we are seeing a pressing need to enable customers to move data securely from one location to another without altering the original environment,” said Chris Patterson, Senior Director, Product Management, NaviSite. “Businesses are grappling with an unprecedented influx of data and new internal IT requirements. With this NaviCloud Director replication enhancement, we are providing customers with solutions that meet their needs for flexibility, security, scalability and business continuity while also reducing the amount of time and resources spent to manage the systems.”
The customizability baked into the NaviCloud Director replication solution is consistent with NaviSite’s commitment to develop cloud-based products and services that recognize each company’s IT infrastructure is unique and requires customized, yet scalable solutions. Customizable protocols and operational parameters established during the design phase include:
- Replication intervals
- Transfer speed testing
- Ability to restore replicated environments
- Specificity of nodes
- Ability to test replicated environments without affecting production
“We’re proud to partner with NaviSite to provide enterprise-class replication for their customers’ mission-critical workloads,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO and co-founder, Zerto. “The close partnership between our companies reflects a shared commitment to enabling the enterprise customer to easily protect, migrate and recover workloads into and between NaviSite clouds.”
The NaviCloud Director replication solution uses Zerto technology, which delivers enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud environments. Zerto’s software, Zerto Virtual Replication, is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications. Zerto Virtual Replication replaces traditional array-based BCDR that was not built to deal with virtual environments.
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and helps lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com.