GIVEN ENOUGH TIME, you can recover from disaster. “But in the modern world that’s the one thing you don’t have,” stresses Mas Malik, vice president of sales and marketing for Virtiant, a cloud-based disaster recovery provider.
Virtiant’s Recovery Site in the Cloud replicates a complete on-premises production environment in real time, explains Imran Said, chief marketing officer. “Our premise was always the best disaster recovery solution is the one that looks closest to your production environment.”
Malik adds that Virtiant aims to reduce the gap between “something going wrong and you coming back and running your business 100%.” When a disaster is declared, Malik explains, the cloud solution enables you to “carry on working while the MSP repairs the problem that has happened, but your users or your business doesn’t stop.” Once the problem has been resolved, “we then push that data from the cloud back into your production environment without your users being offline.” Virtiant’s virtualization-based “hot migration” technology makes that continuous productivity possible, Malik continues.
In addition, the Virtiant solution does not require an appliance, so “there’s no initial hardware startup cost,” says Said, who adds that the system is built on hyperconverged infrastructure designed to run in the cloud. Starting cost for the solution is $150 per terabyte per month.
Three years in development, Recovery Site in the Cloud had a soft launch earlier in the year. Now Virtiant, an independent startup of global company Sangfor Technologies, is actively recruiting both reseller and solution provider partners.
“We want to work with partners that are willing to work with something new,” says Said. “We see ourselves as the future of disaster recovery as a service.”