Why Site Recovery Manager Dominates Our DR Discussions

By Christian Lappin, Senior Sales Engineer, TierPoint

I often discuss how too much virtualization creates risk in your environment. Virtualization, however, can also play a vital role in your ability to recover from a data disaster. In fact, virtual machine (VM) management has become one of the key elements in a disaster recovery (DR) solution. Done successfully, you get improved recovery speeds, a more effective testing environment, and many other benefits that maximize your infrastructure’s availability.

To manage VMs for DR, many of our customers use a site recovery manager (SRM) from vendors including VMware and Zerto. SRMs allow you to easily manage all of your Virtual Infrastructure (VI) recovery in the event of a disaster. In hybrid cloud environments, SRM manages the synchronization of your Virtual Center data (guest VM configurations) between the primary and backup site. SRM is also important because it provides role-based access control, audit trails and the ability to export your recovery plan. Continue reading

FAQ Friday: “Active Active” Data Centers Are a Hot Hot Topic Within Disaster Recovery

By Brian Schwartz, TierPoint Content & Social Media Marketing Manager

This week I spoke with Christian Lappin, a TierPoint senior sales engineer, who is a business continuity/disaster recovery expert and an active member of the FBI Infragard Task Force. He speaks with clients each week about high availability, and says that in recent weeks he has been receiving lots of questions about “active active” data centers and how clients can transition into one from their current environment. Continue reading