CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

Fast, automated, cost-effective disaster recovery

IT disasters such as data center failures, server corruptions, or cyber attacks can not only disrupt your business, but also cause data loss, impact your revenue, and damage your reputation. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery minimizes downtime and data loss by providing fast, reliable recovery of physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers into AWS.

You can use CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to protect your most critical databases, including Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server, as well as enterprise applications such as SAP.

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery continuously replicates your machines (including operating system, system state configuration, databases, applications, and files) into a low-cost staging area in your target AWS account and preferred Region. In the case of a disaster, you can instruct CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to automatically launch thousands of your machines in their fully provisioned state in minutes.

By replicating your machines into a low-cost staging area while still being able to launch fully provisioned machines within minutes, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery can significantly reduce the cost of your disaster recovery infrastructure.

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Benefits

Reduce downtime and protect against data loss

Unlike snapshot-based solutions that update target locations at distinct, infrequent intervals, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery provides asynchronous, continuous replication. This enables sub-second Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs). Automated machine conversion and orchestration enable Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of minutes. You can meet these stringent recovery objectives even for your largest write-intensive workloads.

Simplify implementation and increase reliability

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery’s automated failover and failback technology minimizes time-intensive and risky manual process during recovery. This decreases the likelihood of human error and improves reliability. CloudEndure also provides automation that makes it fast and easy to set up, maintain, monitor, and test your disaster recovery processes. Not only does this simplify implementation, it also means that you can easily conduct frequent non-disruptive drills, validate your recovery processes and objectives, and make any necessary fixes to increase reliability.

Protect enterprise applications and databases with a single tool

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery allows you to achieve business continuity for your most critical databases, including Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server, as well as enterprise applications such as SAP. This means that you don’t need to purchase multiple application-specific replication tools because CloudEndure Disaster Recovery replicates all applications and databases that run on supported operating systems.

Decrease your total cost of ownership

Traditional disaster recovery solutions require a costly set of duplicate IT resources, including hardware, compute, storage, networking, and software licenses. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery replicates your workloads into a low-cost staging area in your preferred AWS Region, which reduces compute costs by 95% and eliminates the need to pay for duplicate OS and third-party application licenses. You pay for fully provisioned workloads only in an actual disaster or drill.

Accelerate your migration to the cloud

Implementing disaster recovery on AWS can be an effective first step in your cloud journey. When you set up CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, your source machines are replicated to AWS, kept up-to-date with all application changes, and ready to run on your target AWS Region. When you decide to migrate and run your workloads full time on AWS, you can easily cutover operations using CloudEndure Migration. Whether or not you plan to set up disaster recovery on AWS, you can use CloudEndure Migration to migrate to AWS. If you choose to migrate to AWS, you can use CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to easily implement cross-region disaster recovery.

How it works

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Agent Installation

Implementation begins by installing the CloudEndure Agent on your source machines. This does not require a reboot nor does it impact system performance. The agent connects to your source machines and replicates all of the data into a low-cost staging area in your target AWS Region.

Staging Area

The staging area contains low-cost resources automatically provisioned and managed by CloudEndure Disaster Recovery. This greatly reduces the cost of provisioning duplicate resources. Because the staging area does not run a live version of your workloads, you don’t need to pay for duplicate software licenses or high-performance compute. Rather, you pay for low-cost compute and storage. The fully provisioned recovery environment, with the right-sized compute and higher-performance storage required for recovered workloads, is only launched during a disaster or drill.

Continuous Replication

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery continually replicates any changes you make to your source machines into the staging area. This enables sub-second Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs). During a disaster or drill, click a button in the CloudEndure User Console to launch fully operational workloads according to your predefined networking and machine properties.

Orchestration and Machine Conversion

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery performs automated orchestration and machine conversion so that your source machines will boot and run natively on AWS. These automated processes are executed on all launched machines in parallel and within minutes, irrespective of machine size or storage usage. This enables Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of minutes.

Failover

If disaster strikes, click a button in the CloudEndure Console to launch an automated failover. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery will spin up the most up-to-date version of your machines. For cases of data corruptions, accidental system changes, or ransomware, you can instruct CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to spin up your source machines at previous consistent points in time by selecting your preferred time in the CloudEndure Console.

Failback

Once a disaster is over, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery uses automated machine conversion and orchestration technology to perform a rapid failback of up-to-date workloads into your source environment. Replication of the data back to your source environment occurs without disrupting normal business operations.

Use cases

On-Premises to Cloud Disaster Recovery

Organizations with workloads on-premises can significantly reduce disaster recovery TCO by shifting their secondary data center to AWS. Cloud-based disaster recovery can provide better reliability, availability, and security than on-premises secondary data centers without requiring duplicate hardware, compute, networking, and software. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery enables customers to shift their secondary site to AWS without downtime or performance impact.

Cross-Region Disaster Recovery

Whether you have built your applications on AWS or migrated to AWS, you can protect your workloads with cross-region disaster recovery. This is a cost-effective way to achieve business continuity. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery enables geographic redundancy between AWS Regions or Availability Zones while still providing continuous replication with stringent RPOs and RTOs.

Cross-Cloud Disaster Recovery

Customers running workloads on other clouds can increase resilience and meet compliance requirements by using AWS as their disaster recovery site. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery provides an easy solution for replicating and recovering workloads from other cloud providers to AWS. It automatically converts your source machines so that they boot and run natively on AWS.

“With CloudEndure and AWS, being able to virtually recover something in minutes, as opposed to hours and hours, is a real lifesaver. If we hadn’t had the ability to recover as quickly as we did, we would have been dead in the water.” 
– Greg Ward, VP of Information Systems and Technology at Malibu Boats

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery saved the day for Malibu Boats when their primary data center suffered a server outage. Rather than having to shut down their factory for hours or days, they were able to spin up their backend applications to AWS in minutes. As a result, their factory returned to normal operations and there were no production delays or financial losses. Malibu Boats was so impressed with how well their applications performed on AWS during the failover, that they decided to expedite the migration of their primary on-premises data center to AWS using CloudEndure Migration. As a result, Malibu Boats greatly improved their operational efficiency and IT resilience. 

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“We estimate that building our disaster recovery in the cloud was 73% cheaper than if we built the same solution on-prem.”  
– Matthieu Traverse, Lead IT Architect at Transdev

Transdev used CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to protect business-critical workloads and reduce their disaster recovery costs by 73%. Rather than refreshing their previous disaster recovery infrastructure, Transdev decided that shifting their recovery site to AWS would save IT resources and align well with their AWS migration strategy. The team began testing disaster recovery solutions on a wide range of complex, write-intensive workloads. Transdev was close to giving up on cloud-based disaster recovery until they tested CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, which worked exactly as expected. Transdev now uses CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to protect a range of business-critical workloads, including Microsoft Active Directory, SQL Servers, MSCS clustered SAP workloads, and niche applications.

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“Orchestration of the cloud replica — the provisioning and creation of virtual machines — is the real game changer from CloudEndure. No one in the market has a product that’s even close from that perspective.”  
– Michael Brandi, VP of Technology Solutions Division at CGS

By deploying CloudEndure Disaster Recovery into AWS, CGS reduced their disaster recovery expenses by at least 50%. It also significantly improved their recovery objectives. CGS decided to use CloudEndure Disaster Recovery when they sought a cloud-based disaster recovery solution that could scale with their business, rather than continuing to provision duplicate hardware, software, and connectivity resources — all of which might never actually be used — for their on-premises disaster recovery site. They deployed CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to replicate hundreds of servers into a low-cost target AWS Region. The project required orchestrated disaster recovery for a number of their products, including VMware-based ERP software built on Microsoft technologies such as .NET, SQL Server, and IIS, using various clustering technologies.

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“I would absolutely recommend CloudEndure for disaster recovery purposes… for the ease with which you can very quickly be up and running in a cloud environment.”  
– Gwen Schulze, North America IT Infrastructure and Network Manager at Worldwide Flight Services

WFS chose CloudEndure Disaster Recovery because it was the only solution that could reliably perform failover of all their busy servers, including SQL and IBM MQ servers, within the required RPOs and RTOs. This was critical because WFS needed to comply with strict governmental regulations that required stringent recovery objectives and security protocols. The success of this disaster recovery project prompted a decision by WFS to migrate their production environment to AWS.

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