Disaster Recovery as a Service
Ready when data disasters happen
Should disaster strike, Venom’s hosted DRaaS solutions will quickly get you back on track.
Trust in Venom IT’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). We are DRaaS providers in Manchester who give you confidence as well that we protect company data if the worst should happen – accidental deletion of your data.
Disaster Recovery as a Service: DRaaS that backs up everything
Venom IT’s cloud backup doesn’t just back up important files and documents, either. Instead, we back up the entire server acting as a full disaster recovery solution.
Moreover, we automate the process with hourly data snapshots and full daily incremental backups. Our database service in Manchester features multiple data centres so if in the extremely unlikely event one goes down your data will remain safe. This is because we automatically transfer it to a different UK centre (including for disaster recovery services in Manchester and elsewhere) in almost real-time.
At Venom IT, we are committed to providing the best Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions. Our managed DRaaS offerings ensure the security, protection, and continuity of your business operations. With industry-leading expertise, seamless replication processes, and top-tier support, we guide you through the implementation of a robust DRaaS strategy that aligns with your organisational goals. Learn how our DRaaS solutions can safeguard your business in the face of adversity.
Custom Disaster Recovery Solutions
Complete Data Recovery
A Scalable DRaaS Partnership
Anytime UK Support
Custom Disaster Recovery Solutions
A tailored DRaaS solution to recover data and get your business back on track
We protect our partners’ important data and services from a disaster with a full disaster recovery (DR) plan, in the event of a disaster to maintain business continuity.
Our expert technical engineers will work with your business to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery program.
Furthermore, we’ll cover all corners of your business to ensure critical data stays intact and readily available for quick recovery, whatever the cause.Get in touch
Complete Data Recovery
Automated server backups and secure storage give you confidence your data will remain intact
Venom IT utilise multiple failsafe servers around the UK to ensure your data doesn’t go missing, even if something were to happen tot he centre itself. Data will be automatically transferred to a different server – the best part being that your business wouldn’t even notice the transition.Get in touch
A Scalable DRaaS Partnership
Dynamic Disaster Recovery solutions that adapt to your unique organisation’s needs
As your organisation changes, your disaster recovery needs will also change. Venom IT DRaaS services adapt and adjust as much as your organisation needs them to.
We only provide the solutions you need.
You’ll continue to drive productivity and meet business objectives whilst keeping costs low.Get in touch
Anytime UK Support
We offer 24/7 award winning UK tech support, all year long
Venom IT understand technical infrastructure is critical to normal business function, so we offer round-the-clock 27/7 support for businesses who choose to partner with us. We will look after you should you need us any time of day and even at weekends.Get in touch
What does Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Mean?
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a comprehensive cloud-based solution designed to safeguard your business data, applications, and IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. It ensures business continuity by allowing organisations to swiftly recover from various disasters, such as natural catastrophes, hardware failures, cyberattacks, and data breaches. DRaaS provides a robust and efficient recovery process by replicating critical systems and data to a remote cloud environment, enabling seamless restoration with minimal downtime.
Example of DRaaS
One prominent example of DRaaS is Veeam Disaster Recovery as a Service. Veeam offers a powerful and flexible solution that combines backup and replication capabilities to create a reliable disaster recovery strategy. With Veeam DRaaS, your organisation can replicate virtualised workloads to a secure cloud environment, ensuring that your systems remain operational even in the face of unexpected disruptions.
Three Types of Service Recovery
DRaaS encompasses three primary types of service recovery:
- Backup and Restore: This involves regularly backing up your data and applications to a secure offsite location. In the event of a disaster, you can restore your systems using these backups.
- Pilot Light: In this scenario, a minimal version of your environment is continuously running in the cloud. When a disaster occurs, additional resources can be quickly scaled up to restore full functionality.
- Warm Standby/Failover: This approach maintains a replica of your entire environment in the cloud. If a disaster strikes, you can seamlessly switch to the cloud-based environment, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations.
Difference between BaaS and DRaaS
While both Backup as a Service (BaaS) and DRaaS focus on data protection, they serve different purposes. BaaS primarily involves regular data backups to prevent data loss and aid in recovery. On the other hand, DRaaS offers a more comprehensive solution by not only backing up data but also replicating entire systems and applications to a secure cloud environment. DRaaS enables full system recovery, ensuring business continuity in the face of disasters.
Examples of Disaster Recovery as a Service
Several reputable providers offer Disaster Recovery as a Service:
- Microsoft Azure Site Recovery: This DRaaS solution by Microsoft Azure offers automated replication and failover for both on-premises and cloud environments, ensuring robust disaster recovery capabilities.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disaster Recovery: AWS provides DRaaS solutions that leverage its extensive cloud infrastructure to facilitate swift data and application recovery.
- Veeam Disaster Recovery as a Service: Veeam offers comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solutions, including automated failover, that are adaptable to various business needs.
These examples demonstrate the diversity and versatility of DRaaS solutions available to organisations seeking to enhance their disaster recovery strategies.
The backups provided by Venom IT are copies of your data that are stored off-site. However, if something untoward happened at your offices (e.g. flooding or fire) that ruined your workstations, your data would be safe but you still might not necessarily be able to work.
Backups are also a cheap option to keep your data secure.
Disaster recovery provides a means to carry on working regardless of what has happened. This is where hosted desktops come in. You’ll have access to a hosting desktop from anywhere with reasonable internet. Moreover, it’s available on a desktop, mobile phone or any other device (from Windows, Mac and Linux to Chromebook, Android and iOS).
To illustrate the difference: imagine the flooding of your offices, made completely unsafe with no electricity. That’s because even with backups, you’re still not able to work.
If on the other hand, you had full disaster recovery, you could provide your staff with laptops and let them work from a central location that has Wi-Fi. Alternatively, you could send everyone home and ask them to use their home computers to connect to the (virtual) office network.
In short: you could be up and running again within a very small space of time.
Venom IT data recovery service providers in Manchester offers various deals and packages for disaster recovery services in Manchester and beyond. It’s best to discuss this with one of our staff so that we can ascertain your needs and create something that fits your budget and circumstances.
Typically the questions you should consider are:
- First, how will we communicate internally?
- How will we communicate externally?
- How will we access our documents and continue working?
- We need to accommodate our staff, but how do we do it?
We provide several solutions such as Skype for Business, VoIP phone systems and hosted desktops, as well as supplying hardware to suit your needs.
A disaster recovery plan is meant to provide the full functionality of your business, on short notice, during times of distress. Really, that means all your work data should be included in the disaster recovery solution.
That depends on the level of disaster recovery solution. A full-suite solution can have you up and running within a couple of hours (or even minutes) whereas a partial solution can take a day or more to set up and deploy. Also, bear in mind that during times of disaster such as flooding, IT companies experience a huge demand for service. That can mean a partial solution could take even longer to deploy, whereas deploying a ready-to-go solution would take much less time.
Lastly, let’s look at 3 methods: Off-site backup, cloud backup, and full cloud-based infrastructure.
|Off-site backup||Cloud backup||Cloud-based infrastructure|
|Cost||Low||Medium||Not as high as you might think|
|Time to deploy||High|
You still need workstations onto which to restore your backups, getting everything connected etc.
With your backups already in the cloud, and with virtual clones of all your physical servers ready to be booted up, this takes very little time. Bear in mind though that you still need workstations for your staff to work from.
|No time/Always on
The most secure solution for office work on a day-to-day basis: hosted desktops with integrated VoIP.
With your entire team using this solution, disasters such as flooding get reduced to inconveniences.
Everyone can simply stay at home and work from there. Those without home computers can work at an internet café, shared office space or you could buy and deliver a laptop to accommodate their needs.
From the above, you can see that budget is a strong determining factor. But all things being equal, the obvious best solution is a fully cloud-based infrastructure. To comply with service level agreements and drive recovery point objective, managed DRaaS solutions in the hybrid cloud put you on the front foot.
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