As the demand for continuous business operations increases, the need for shorter recovery times becomes even more critical. A single minute of downtime can prove costly. Staying functional during and after an outage requires a reliable system recovery solution.
IBM Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR)™ is a fully managed cloud disaster recovery service that enables you to recover your virtualized or physical servers on a virtualized cloud infrastructure at an IBM secure, hardened recovery center. It is a ready-to-go managed service that customers can leverage to avoid the investment and time needed to build, operate and manage a resiliency solution.
To ensure that your most critical applications stay safe, functional, and accessible, you need a trusted partner. IBM's tools, technology, and expertise make us a leader in business continuity and resilience. With IBM Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery you can achieve:
- Faster recovery time: IBM leverages automation and cloud technologies to help reduce server recovery time and improve recovery reliability
- Reduced risk of failure: Our service helps reduce the risk of failure in server recovery situations involving unlike hardware
- Predictable costs: IBM can provide around-the-clock monitoring of the recovery environment at a monthly subscription price to help you better predict your costs
- Public, private or hybrid cloud: Available on a variety of platforms, including SoftLayer
- Support for both cloud and traditional environments: Our solution supports both cloud and traditional environments; we also support a wide range of server types and operating system environments
- Streamlined recovery: Our service provides a single, unified recovery procedure for diverse server environments—whether virtualized or nonvirtualized, or running different operating systems (Microsoft Windows, IBM® AIX® or Linux)
- A fully managed service: As a fully managed service, IBM Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery requires no additional investment in special tools, training, or maintenance
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How it works
IBM Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery helps you streamline recovery and improve server recovery reliability by providing:
- Continuous 24x7 replication of the entire server image to VSR protection.
- High availability of critical applications like email and customer relationship management (CRM) through virtualization and short RTO/RPO
- Around-the-clock monitoring of the recovery environment at a monthly subscription price to help better predict your costs
- A wide range of data protection options—from backup tapes for longer recovery times, to companion storage replication and vaulting services that can help shorten recovery times.
- A centralized, security-rich and multitiered web portal where images and data are moved electronically, enabling a single recovery procedure across unlike server environments
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