Company data today is widely distributed. Companies run applications on traditional bare metal servers, on virtual machines in their data center, on virtual machines in a private cloud, and on virtual machines in multiple public clouds. Having data in so many locations provides resiliency in the sense that if data is in so many places it's unlikely to be permanently lost, but having data in so many locations makes it challenging to achieve true resiliency across the entire business.
There are several challenges to resiliency in such a complex environment:
- Lack of visibility. With data and servers of multiple kinds in multiple sites, it becomes difficult to have total visibility across all systems. Each site typically has its own dashboards and monitoring and management consoles, and integrating them to achieve a complete, overall view can be difficult.
- Coordination across locations. Automation and orchestration across the entire infrastructure is difficult. The same tools may not work on every platform; it may not be possible for a process running in one location to kick off a task on another platform or to manage failures on another platform.
- Uneven SLAs. Every platform has its own service level agreement and its own procedures for responding to issues. A failure on one site may trigger failures at another site, and it can become complicated to untangle the failures and identify the root cause where corrective action is required.
- Complicated rehearsal procedures. The only way to know that your recovery process works is to test it. Coordinating disaster recovery tests is complex when all the infrastructure lies within the internal data center; the complexity is greatly increased when the infrastructure is spread across on-premises, private clouds, and public clouds.
- Difficult to change. The more pieces there are, the more difficult it becomes to see the impact of change. It becomes scary to change and modernize the recovery process when you can't visualize how changes impact your systems.
Using Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP), you can overcome these barriers to resiliency and achieve true data protection across your complex IT architecture. Using VRP provides a single dashboard for monitoring and a single platform for orchestrating data protection procedures. Full automation increases resiliency and makes recovery predictable and visible. Tasks that can be complicated, such as moving workloads from premises to the cloud or between different clouds, can be executed with a single click. You can make sure your recovery processes work with no-downtime testing.
As a Veritas technical support partner, dcVAST can integrate VRP with NetBackup to streamline your entire backup and recovery process while ensuring complete coverage and monitoring. Managed NetBackup provides full support for the vital backup process, while our VRP support and Disaster Recovery as a Service ensure complete recovery, not just restoring files. Contact us to learn more about how dcVAST can help you protect your business across all your IT environments.