Databarracks specializes in providing massively reliable, secure and always-available data center services for corporate customers. With physical systems located in an ex-military bunker buried some 30m below ground, Databarracks provides exceptional business resilience for mission-critical applications.
Databarracks chose to consolidate and standardize disaster recovery processes for its customers, covering both Linux- and Windows based solutions. By eliminating multiple standalone products and automating procedures, Databarracks could cut operational costs, reduce the internal staffing and training workload, and dramatically enhance its RPO and RTO offerings to customers.
Oliver Mather, Technical Director of Databarracks, said, “We realized that we were using too many tools in too many ways. Looking at possible solutions, we wanted disaster recovery capabilities that were easy to manage, cost effective and comprehensive in scope. On that basis, Databarracks selected PlateSpin Protect as a strategic platform, providing a single, consolidated and centralized disaster recovery solution.”
PlateSpin Protect offers full disaster recovery services to protect both physical and virtual workloads, delivering rapid RTO and RPO and strong performance at an attractive price. As PlateSpin Protect uses virtual machines to automate and accelerate recovery processes, there is no need to pre-stage and configure a suitable physical target server for recovery purposes.
By removing error-prone manual steps, PlateSpin Protect enables super-rapid disaster recovery measured in minutes.
By selecting PlateSpin Protect, Databarracks has transformed its disaster-recovery-as-a-service offering. For typical protected workloads, Databarracks is now able to offer both RPO and RTO of less than an hour. Depending on data volumes and the number of servers, in some cases Databarracks is able to complete full disaster recovery in significantly less than an hour. Mather said, “With PlateSpin Protect, we can allocate disk space and processor capacity on an as-needed basis. In the event of disaster or the need to fail over, we can burst into additional resources, delivering a flexible, high-performance service to customers while offering very attractive commercial rates because we do not need redundant compute capacity.”
Additionally, PlateSpin Protect makes it easy for customers to complete their own regular disaster recovery testing. Whereas previously Databarracks charged a fee for disaster recovery tests, the self-service solution is free of charge, which encourages more frequent testing and gives Databarracks a clear competitive edge. “For our customers, lengthy downtime is simply not an option,” said Mather.