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Benefits of securing your Veeam backups and replicas off site.

Benefits of securing your Veeam backups and replicas off site.

Benefits of securing your Veeam backups and replicas off site.

We all know the benefit of using Veeam Availability Suite as an in-house data backup solution. It is after all one of the world’s best Data Management Solutions and has numerous awards since its inception.  While over 200,000 businesses like yours utilise Veeam for comprehensive, on-premises data protection, many of you may not be aware of the Cloud Backup and DRaaS services offered by Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) Partners such as Sleepless.

 

Sleepless, as a VCSP partner, can offer Veeam customers the ability to secure their VM (virtual machine) backups and replicas off site without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining an offsite infrastructure. Through Veeam Cloud Connect we provide a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup, replicate and restore from the cloud.

 

Veeam DRaaS gives your business a true cloud-based disaster recovery solution that delivers RTPO’s of less than 15 minutes. The benefits of using Veeam for Off Site backup and Replication are:

 

  • Full-site failover to a remote DR site from anywhere with just a few clicks through a secure web portal and partial-site failover to instantly switch over to selected VM replicas only
  • Full and partial failback to restore normal business operations
  • Built-in network extension appliances to simplify networking complexity and preserve communication with and between running VMs, regardless of the physical location
  • 1-click failover orchestration for quick execution and site failover testing for failover simulation, without disrupting production workloads
  • Single-port connectivity via a secure, reliable TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) connection to a service provider with traffic encryption
  • Multiple traffic-reduction technologies, including built-in WAN acceleration, replication from a backup, BitLooker™ and replica seeding.

veeam cloud connect replication end userTo secure your data in the Cloud all you have to do is point your replica jobs at our cloud infrastructure and you’re ready to go.

Why not experience the benefits first hand with a 30 day Free Trial, contact Sleepless today.

 

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The importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning

the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planing for modern organisations

‘Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning’

 

The importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning for modern organisations can not be overstated. Without putting in place plans and procedures to effectively manage disasters, companies can face serious issues such as bankruptcy and loss of business. As the old saying goes “failing to plan is planning to fail”, that’s why we are making this planning template available to everyone.

 

In partnership with our technical partners Redstor we designed this template to better enable businesses to manage potential disasters and deal with common issues in and around the workplace. The template sets out to cover every aspect of your business and ensure that all areas are covered with an effective plan.

 

What is the scope of the plan?

It covers areas involving staff, IT issues, insurance, workplace issues, the management of supply and demand, and maintaining a good public image throughout a disaster through the use of public relations. The plan rates specific issues on an urgency levels scale as well as what the action should be for the specific issue. This will give the reader a thorough and clear idea of how to react to any issues that arise that may have an effect on the business.

 

Download the template now: 

business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan Template 2017

Download the Sleepless & Redstor Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Template

If you have any questions regarding Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery planning contact Sleepless, we’re happy to help.






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Securing your virtualised mission-critical applications

10 Questions you should ask yourself about your DR solution

’10 Questions you should ask yourself about your DR solution’

We have to face up to facts, application virtualisation is no longer an emerging technology, it has arrived. Companies of all industry and size are deploying their applications on virtualised IT infrastructure and clouds. By doing this they are reaping the benefits of ease of management, simplicity, flexibility, mobility and cost-effectiveness.

But herein lies the problem, traditional replication and disaster recovery solutions were never designed to deal with the demands created by the virtual model. It’s a case of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Existing DR solutions cannot adapt to the scalability, mobility and flexibility that enterprise grade applications require when they are running on a virtual infrastructure.

In light of this we have made available this white paper containing 10 questions that will help you determine the suitability of your current DR solution.

The white paper will cover the following questions:

  1. Is it “virtual ready”?
  2. Can it support your mission-critical application needs?
  3. Is it vendor agnostic?
  4. Can it provide mobility and migration?
  5. Is it application aware?
  6. Does it add or remove control points?
  7. What’s the learning curve?
  8. How scalable is the solution?
  9. What’s the performance impact?
  10. Is it cloud-ready?

To find out if your current DR solution is up to the the task download the full Zerto white paper:

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Sleepless Disaster Recovery as a Service powered by Zerto is a robust, cost-effective system of DRaaS. Built specifically with the cloud in mind, Sleepless DRaaS offers businesses huge cost and resource savings, in comparison to putting together a replication site and other necessary systems.

If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your current DR solution or need advice on implementing a new DR strategy, please feel free to contact Sleepless.