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Disaster recovery compliance focus of Veeam’s latest offering

28 Feb 2018

Veeam has announced the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator – the newest addition to the Veeam Availability Platform – which enables enterprises to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) compliance.

Most DR failures can be traced back to outdated and untested plans, however, only 14% of companies update their DR plans continuously, according to Forrester Research.

This new offering aims to deliver a DR orchestration solution that reduces the time, cost and effort associated with planning for and recovering from a disaster.

While many enterprises have a DR plan already in place, executing on these plans is often complex, cumbersome and time-consuming.

“Enterprise customers are demanding not only availability but also help in ensuring compliance,” says Danny Allan, Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam.

“In the event of a disaster, enterprises stand to lose millions in downtime, $21.8 million according to our latest Veeam Availability Report, as well as damaged reputation and lost productivity. Without having a disaster recovery plan that is up-to-date, tested and documented, it’s difficult to respond quickly when disaster strikes.”

Built with enterprise organisations in mind, Veeam’s Availability Orchestrator provides a DR orchestration engine for Veeam Backup & Replication replicas.

Orchestration, creating, documenting, testing and executing DR plans – which are fully-prepared for C-level executive and stakeholder sign off – helps organizations reduce the time, cost and effort associated with a successful DR strategy.

Features include:

  • Satisfying compliance requirements with template-based documentation to build and update DR plans as the virtual environment changes.
  • Proving recoverability at any time through automated scheduled and on-demand plan testing and readiness checks.
  • Ensuring IT service continuity through the execution of multi-site DR failover and failback, including service and application verification.

“Enterprises within the A/NZ region have for a long time been focused on ensuring their ICT services have business and service continuity plans in place to meet a range of disaster scenarios and, more importantly, to ensure regulatory and compliance requirements,” said Veeam A/NZ head of systems engineering Nathan Steiner.

“These plans, however, are often decoupled from the ever-changing infrastructure, platform, application and service changes that are in constant play and therefore require constant testing and invocation which is invariably costly due to the manual nature of execution as well as the downtime associated with the invocation of the actual testing.”

Veeam Availability Orchestrator is now available.

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