Preparing for the Unexpected Requires a Viable Disaster Recovery Solution

An adverse event or outage at a data center can happen when it’s least expected, causing prolonged downtime and significant financial loss for an organization. Therefore, every data center needs a reliable disaster recovery plan.

Fortunately, it’s easy to obtain a robust disaster recovery solution by working with a cloud and fully-managed infrastructure provider like Webair. Just recently, Webair announced a partnership with Data Storage Corporation that will enhance its High Availability (HA) Disaster Recovery and overall support capabilities for IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400 and AIX) environments.

Demand for Webair’s Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution has increased dramatically over the last several years, and the addition of IBM Power Systems support positions it for even wider adoption.

The partnership between Data Storage Corporation and Webair provides both IBM and x86 users with:

  • 72 hours of monthly recovery site usage before incurring additional fees;
  • fully-managed quarterly recovery site testing with attestation report;
  • per-IP failover, public BPG failover, DNS failover, VPN(s) and L2 stretch;
  • a week of checkpoints;
  • recovery site architecture customization for customer infrastructure integration, and;
  • the ability to replicate data to any Webair DR location, including U.S. East and West Coasts, Canada, Asia and Europe.

Webair can now also offer customers fully-managed IBM Power Systems solutions and services, supported by a premier IBM MSP. Plus, Webair customers can take advantage of ancillary services including public and private cloud infrastructure, snapshot-based storage replication, colocation, authoritative DNS, backups-as-a-service, third party connectivity, network connectivity and seeding. All of these services are fully-managed, and can be tied to DRaaS infrastructure via secure and private cross-connects.

“Webair’s strategic partnership with Data Storage Corporation broadens our Disaster Recovery support capabilities,” explained Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair. “While most providers only offer a limited range of services encompassing specific operating systems and workloads, this partnership delivers a true DRaaS solution that is customized to mirror customers’ specific production environments and supports both state-of-the-art and legacy platforms.”

“I am excited about the Data Storage Corporation / Webair partnership and the opportunities it will provide to both companies as our services are in high demand across all markets and industries with tremendous growth forecasted,” said Hal Schwartz, President DSC. “Because of this partnership, the combined teams can now provide first-class management and technical support, allowing them to deliver and fully manage cloud, hybrid cloud and cloud backup solutions with the highest confidence and service levels.”

To learn more about Webair’s Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service solution, click here.