November 13th, 2019 by Michael Rink
Datrium Announces Disaster Recovery as a Service for On Premise vSphere
Today, Datrium announced DRaaS Connect. DRaaS Connect extends Datrium's existing disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution to allow recovering from vSphere physical infrastructure on-premises and across Amazon Web Service (AWS) availability zones. The company just released their DraaS with VMware cloud on AWS last August.
When Datrium Connect is rolled out in the first quarter of 2020, Datrium's disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) will support any vSphere infrastructure on-premises including SANs, NAS, HCI, and DHCI and any VMware workload on-premises as well as in the public cloud. According to the company, Datrium Connect takes just minutes to set up. Datrium Connect, like the baseline DRaaS we covered in August, still relies on low-cost Amazon S3 to store the deduplicated data for later recovery. Datrium focuses very heavily on minimizing the amount of data sent to or retrieved from the S3 data store. Not only is data deduplicated before storage, but the disaster recovery process checks for changes from the stored state and only replaces what it needs to during recovery. The company hopes this will minimize both costs and time to recovery.
In addition to adding support for on-premise vSphere environments, Datrium Connect will, starting in the first quarter of 2020, also be able to orchestrate failover from a VMware Cloud SDDC in one AWS availability zone to another. Snapshots of the VMs can be restarted directly to ESX hosts across AWS availability zones, skipping the often messy process of reformatting data from its disaster recovery format to that needed by a company’s applications and services.