DRaaS

Stagnation means decline. Not just for your organisation, but also for your customers. That’s why Fundaments offer services like backup as a service and disaster recovery as a service. This way you always have a copy of all virtual machines at a second data centre location. You and your customers no longer have to worry about losing data.

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Prevent a financial disaster

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is something that every organisation never hopes to use. However, DRaaS can help prevent a financial disaster when a fire breaks out, for example. In addition, the longer the systems are unreachable, the greater the damage. The lost revenue, legal issues and reputational damage are difficult to overcome. Fortunately, there is a solution that ensures that you have minimal data loss and downtime in the form of disaster recovery. A solution that certainly pays for itself in a ‘disaster’.

Copy of complete virtual environment

In disaster recovery, a copy of the complete virtual environment (data, systems, networks and applications) is stored at a different location. The recovery environment is mirrored with the primary environment. In addition, a network plan is made so that the recovery environment can be easily reached. If the primary environment becomes inaccessible, work can continue from the recovery environment.

To ensure that a disaster recovery goes well the right tools and people are needed. Fundaments provide these in the form of the right infrastructure engineers and the software from Zerto.

Zerto

Zerto software [link Zerto] is used to achieve a so called failover. This enables configuration of one or more virtual machines with a preconceived plan, indicating what the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is. This RPO can be configured from a few seconds to a day. After configuration, the software ensures that the data within the virtual machines remains synchronised on the primary and secondary sides

Just one click

With the click of a button you can switch between the primary and secondary environment and implement the failover. The software configures the rest, with the virtual machine fully synchronised in a few minutes and restarted at the secondary location. It’s possible to switch roles between primary and secondary location, so a failover can also be reversed.

Testing during production

Tests can be carried out to see if the recovery is progressing well. During a test everything is the same as in a non-test scenario, only without disabling the primary side and then starting the virtual environment, linked to a test network, on the secondary side. This shows whether the configured contingency scenario actually meets the expectations.

Why choose business continuity?

  • Receive a fully automated, fast and secure way for disaster recovery at a second location.
  • You easily offer your customers a business continuity plan.
  • With DRaaS from Fundaments, your customers can offer one solution for both migration and disaster recovery.
  • You carry out tests without your customer having any problems.
  • Provides maximum flexibility within the cloud.
  • Your data or your customer’s data can be returned within a few minutes.
  • Option to optimize disaster recovery. In case of emergency your virtual infrastructure can be started up at Fundaments. That way you will never stall.
  • You always know where your data is. Fundaments only works with data centers in the Netherlands.

White paper about the importance of a disaster recovery policy (NL)

Service description DRaaS (NL PDF)

“If the customer wants to have their data stored in several physical locations, for example, with a view to disaster recovery, this is also possible. But whether it concerns customisation or the sophisticated standard options: they don’t have to worry about it. That’s the beauty of the new ways of backup and disaster recovery. Of course we’d like to explain in detail how it works, we ask Fundaments to be present for this when needed, but that hardly ever happens. “

Michel Erkens and Alexander van Bruchem from Onguard

Well prepared

After all, prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, make sure you are well prepared for a possible disaster. You should follow the following checklist:

  • The weakest link in digital security are humans. Make sure that everyone within your organisation is aware of the digital dangers and train them in the do’s and don’ts when receiving emails and when using ‘foreign’ SD cards and USB sticks.
  • Always ensure that all applications and software are and remain up to date.
  • Provide a current backup in a location other than your own. For example, use the cloud backup from Fundaments.
  • Prepare an action plan for when you are struck by a disaster. Also make sure you have a printed version in a central location, for when you can’t access the digital version with a digital hijack (ransom or cryptoware).

Backup is not disaster recovery!

It’s still often thought that backup and disaster recovery are the same, but they certainly aren’t. Backing up a number of files every day doesn’t ensure that work can be resumed quickly in case of calamities. This requires real disaster recovery.

Seeing is believing

Would you like to know more about the disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) from Fundaments? Contact us, call 088 4227 227 or send an email to info@fundaments.nl.

A leap forward
“By using Fundaments’ platform and expertise we have made a leap forward as a company in professionalising our part of the chain.’’
Jeroen Mahler
Managing Director of CoBrowser
Excellent flexibility
“Fundaments’ excellent flexibility is also an important factor. The viewpoint of making sure something is fixed before talking about the invoice is very helpful to us.”
Jeroen Mahler
Managing Director of CoBrowser
Modern smart firewall
"We were looking for a solution that would help defend us against every possible vector attack. We really needed a modern, smart firewall and with the Fundaments Next Generation Redundant Firewall offer, based on Fortinet technology, we have got exactly what we wanted. It was a logical choice for us.”
Maarten Huijs
Engineer at Kempen Automatisering
Trusting a partner
"Sometimes specific knowledge is imperative and it isn’t always profitable to acquire this in-house. It’s great to be able to trust a partner who takes that worry away, who’s familiar with the subject and doesn’t immediately send an invoice for every little thing. This partner will have an ongoing conversation with you: what is it you need, how can we tackle this and find a solution? That’s what Fundaments does."
Richard Hagen of the Rolf group
Multiple physical locations
"If the customer wants to have their data stored in several physical locations in view of DR, this is possible. But whether it’s a customised option or well-planned standard options, the customer doesn’t have to worry about a thing. That’s the beauty of the new ways of BU and DR"
Michel Erkens and Alexander van Bruchem of Onguard
Good solution with less costs
“When you look at the connectivity costs, meaning the private connections, as a part of migrating to the cloud, where you no longer need your own hardware or maintenance, your insurance policy is reduced, the company’s energy expenditure goes down and other expenses become smaller, you will see that this is really a good solution.”
Jeroen Bruggeman
Enterprise Administrator at CNS-IT
Security is no.1
At Cobrowser they’ve noticed a huge difference in how companies deal with security. “There are companies who consider this not so important. It’s essential to us to find a partner who takes security seriously. That’s why we’ve chosen Fundaments. Security is a very natural element of our collaboration.”
Frank Leegstra
Director and security officer of CoBrowser
Time saving and significantly reduced down time
“We can now reduce the actual down time with a migration to minutes instead of hours. This means many advantages for our customers and that’s the most important thing. In addition, it saves time for our engineers.”
Harm Jan Stam
Technical Supervisor at Oxilion