Simplifies disaster recovery with VMware-based offering
The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based provider of data center services today announced general availability of DRaaS for VMware.
The Lowdown: The unified solution, powered by VMware vCloud Availability, delivers simple, cost-effective disaster-recovery, migration, and onboarding for multi-tenant VMware clouds, according to US Signal sources.
The Details: The new offering allows cloud providers to capitalize on the fast-growing demand for cloud-based disaster recovery, especially as enterprises increasingly embrace hybrid clouds. DRaaS for VMware lets providers deliver integrated migration and onboarding services both to the cloud and from cloud to cloud.
The Impact: According to Market Research Future, the DRaaS market will have grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44% from 2017 to 2023 and, by the end of 2023, be valued at $21 billion. For US Signal and companies like it, which are increasingly adding as-a-service offerings to their managed and professional service portfolios, DRaaS provides an opportunity to boost the bottom line by helping customers mitigate the effects of man-made and natural catastrophes.
The Buzz: “Enterprises are still striving to find a way to best leverage cloud provider infrastructure for disaster recovery. With vCloud Availability, there’s now a turnkey solution to effectively implement, monitor, test, and execute on a disaster recovery plan with a technology that’s purpose-built for the VMware stack,” said Steve Oyer, president of US Signal. “With DR operations simplified, customers are now gleaning the benefits of consuming the US Signal managed cloud infrastructure and complementing services.”
“DRaaS for VMware…enables US Signal to offer robust business continuity to organizations of all sizes,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of products for the Cloud Provider Business at VMware. “US Signal’s DRaaS for VMware empowers companies to recover data quickly and avoid business outages when a man-made or natural disaster strikes.”