Datrium, pioneer of the secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise, announced that it has expanded the Datrium Global Partner Network to new regions and introduced a new tier, DRaaS Select. With DRaaS Select, partners can better aid customers in their cloud transformation and modernise disaster recovery (DR) and backup processes. The Datrium Global Partner Network has grown rapidly in North America, EMEA, ANZ and APJC, with the addition of 20 new partners in the last six months. According to the State of Enterprise Data Resiliency and Disaster Recovery 2019 report, 50.4% of all organisations surveyed recently experienced a DR event, with ransomware as the leading cause. Ransomware is one of the biggest concerns for IT leaders today and this threat is requiring many organisations to rethink their DR plans. On-demand cloud-native DRaaS solution Datrium’s on-demand cloud-native DRaaS solution with VMware Cloud on AWS makes it simple and far more economical for organisations to recover when disaster strikes. The expansion of the Datrium Global Partner Network enables organisations worldwide to work with specialised resellers and distributors in their region to modernise their data centres, transform DR with a failproof DRaaS solution and free their organisations from the complexity of traditional infrastructure. We’ve experienced high demand from customers looking to transform their data centres with cloud-based solutions" “We’ve experienced high demand from customers looking to transform their data centres with more cloud-based solutions,” said Tim Page, Chief Executive Officer at Datrium. “At Datrium, we pride ourselves on delivering unprecedented flexibility and simplicity to help customers transform their IT. The new and expanded partner program reflects our mission to bring on-demand, failproof and cost-effective DR with VMware Cloud on AWS to enterprises everywhere. This is an exciting time for Datrium and our growing Global Partner Network.” Additional services opportunities The new DRaaS Select tier provides partners with additional services opportunities and enables them to better guide their customers through DR transformation initiatives and protect them from the growing threat of ransomware. DRaaS Select partners receive the highest level of training and certification in DR with VMware Cloud on AWS so they are uniquely equipped to help organisations protect themselves from disasters in an economical way. Participation in the DRaaS Select tier is by invitation only and is limited to an exclusive set of highly skilled partners in specific geographic regions. DRaaS is fundamentally changing the DR market with its cloud-native design, built-in backup, instant Recovery Time Objective (RTO), continuous compliance and an on-demand pay-as-you-go model. This presents a unique opportunity to leverage the public cloud and its elastic capabilities to finally deliver DR done right with Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS. Multicloud deployment strategies Datrium’s commitment to the channel and its partners’ go-to-market efforts are reflected in the following Partner Network levels: DRaaS Select resellers receive advanced training and certification on DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS. These partners have the highest level of expertise in DR with built-in backup. DRaaS Select partners can help customers transform their DR processes including providing guidance on Runbook creation and multicloud deployment strategies. Preferred resellers are provided with new service opportunities and a rich set of program benefits, so together with Datrium they can help companies achieve failproof on-demand DR, achieve their DR compliance objectives, quickly recover from ransomware attacks, modernise their data centres, achieve their hybrid cloud objectives, and design and implement data resilience strategies. Authorised resellers can provide services beyond DR, including all around data centre modernisation, multicloud and hybrid cloud strategies as well as data resilience efforts. Cloud and SaaS-based solutions Datrium has expanded its DRaaS Select Partner ecosystem and garnered interest in DRaaS Preferred With the Datrium Automatrix, which contains DVX at its core, Datrium and its partners can remove IT infrastructure complexity by delivering a platform that converges backup, mobility, DR and encryption in a single platform. “Channel, reseller and distribution partners approach Datrium because they are excited about the transformational products we’re bringing to market for DR and DHCI,” said Joe Vranicar, Chief Revenue Officer at Datrium. “Our partners have embraced our unique approach to DR and have built practices specific to delivering Datrium’s cloud and SaaS-based solutions to customers. Datrium mutually invests in each partnership to ensure the highest level of skills and technical expertise and to capitalise on the unique opportunity we have to deliver a cloud-native DR solution with built-in backup for all VMware workloads. Our goals for the expanded program are to work with specialised resellers and distributors make DR simple, efficient and cost-effective and to free organisations from the complexity of traditional, legacy infrastructures.” Adding new partnerships Since releasing DRaaS to the market in August 2019, Datrium has expanded its DRaaS Select Partner ecosystem and garnered interest in DRaaS Preferred, adding new partnerships across the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines including ASI Solutions and BEarena NZ, Bytes Software, CDW, Champion Solutions Group, Citrus Solutions, DCNEXT Holland, Epaton, Mindsight, Novulutions, Prodec Networks, PTS Data Center Solutions, SISL, Spinnakar, Technologent, and TrustCo.
Datrium, pioneer of the secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise, unveils new capabilities for the recently announced Datrium DRaaS with VMWare Cloud on AWS solution. DRaaS now offers instant Recovery Time Objective (RTO) restarts from Datrium backups on Amazon S3—the lowest RTO with VMware Cloud of any Amazon S3-based DR system. Additionally, a new feature, DRaaS Connect, extends instant RTO DR to any vSphere environment. DRaaS Connect is available for two different vSphere deployment models. Cloud-based disaster recovery DRaaS Connect for VMware Cloud offers instant RTO disaster recovery from an SDDC DRaaS Connect for VMware Cloud offers instant RTO disaster recovery from an SDDC in one AWS Availability Zone (AZ) to another. DRaaS Connect for vSphere On Prem integrates with any vSphere physical infrastructure on-premises. Now all VMware users, both on-premises and in the cloud, have access to cost-effective, reliable, cloud-based disaster recovery with instant RTO. Unlike most cloud DR approaches, Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS is focused on VMware Cloud on AWS. It requires no conversion to alternative virtual machine or cloud formats, which compromise RTO and require fundamental retraining on a separate type of cloud administration. It also defends against ransomware; by offering direct access to older backups deduped on S3, it can offer a more complete, robust offering for the widest variety of outages. VMware-based applications This combination of on-demand compute and low-cost backup storage give it exceptional economics. It offers VM images as runnable snaps to VMware Cloud as a live datastore, so failover is a matter of restarting VMs, not copying them back and rehydrating them from a separate archive which can take days – an additional compromise to RTO. Business-critical workloads are no longer limited to on-premises infrastructure" “In the increasingly hybrid world of IT, business-critical workloads are no longer limited to on-premises infrastructure,” said Steven Hill, senior analyst at 451 Research. “Protecting these portable, VMware-based applications calls for a disaster recovery strategy like Datrium’s new DRaaS platform that’s capable of providing instant RTOs—regardless of where the workloads and backup data reside—and can leverage the resilience and efficiency of S3-based object storage without a performance penalty." Enterprise data centre According to the State of Enterprise Data Resiliency and Disaster Recovery 2019 report, announces, ransomware is plaguing the enterprise data centre, with nearly 90% of companies considering ransomware a critical threat to enterprise business, and this is driving the need for DR. The research also found that the public cloud is increasingly being considered as a DR site. The vast majority of respondents (88.1%) said they would use the public cloud as their DR site if they would only have to pay for it when they need it. The cloud offers greater ease of use and cost-efficient DR, solving several pain points that are holding organisations back from responding to DR events including the complexity of DR products and processes as well as high associated costs. Traditional backup-based approaches Datrium DRaaS provisions an on-demand SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS for recovery Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS is the first broadly available DRaaS solution for VMware Cloud based on backups on low-cost Amazon S3. It offers instant mass restarts of thousands of VMs from recent snapshots or backups even more than seven years old. The only cost during normal business operations—i.e., when not testing or deploying DR—is that of storing ongoing backups, which are automatically deduplicated, compressed and encrypted. In the event of a disaster, Datrium DRaaS provisions an on-demand SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS for recovery. All the snapshots in S3 are instantly made executable on a live cloud-native NFS datastore mounted by ESX hosts in that SDDC, with caching on NVMe flash. Unlike traditional backup-based approaches to DR, Datrium DRaaS delivers the industry's fastest RTO because there is no rehydration time required to copy backup data into an SDDC before restarting the virtual machines. Providing disaster recovery services Datrium DRaaS enables backups to be projected as a live datastore for DR in a simple, cloud-native design. Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS will now provide disaster recovery services for any vSphere infrastructure on-premises including SANs, NAS, HCI and DHCI, and any VMware workload in the public cloud. DRaaS Connect, lightweight software for any vSphere infrastructure and a new feature of DRaaS, will enable customers to start protecting VMs in minutes. DRaaS Connect for vSphere On Prem extends Datrium DRaaS to any vSphere on-premises DRaaS Connect for vSphere On Prem extends Datrium DRaaS to any vSphere on-premises infrastructure and provides efficient replication of vSphere snapshots into DRaaS deduplicated, compressed, encrypted snapshot storage on Amazon S3. It will be managed by a DRaaS cloud-based control plane to define VM protection groups and their frequency, replication and retention policies. On failback, DRaaS will return only changed blocks back to vSphere and the local on-premises infrastructure through DRaaS Connect. AWS availability zone DRaaS Connect for VMware Cloud will enable DRaaS to orchestrate failover from a VMware Cloud SDDC in one AWS Availability Zone (AZ) to another AWS AZ. Snapshots of running VMs in the active AZ will be stored in the DRaaS repository on AWS S3. In the event of a disaster, these snapshots can be instantly restarted on ESX hosts in a different AZ, all based on well-defined runbook policies. Both DRaaS Connect options will be available in Q1 2020. “Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS is radically transforming DR with its cloud-native design,” said Tim Page, CEO of Datrium. “It delivers failproof instant restart from ransomware and other types of disasters for any vSphere environment with unprecedented on-demand economics. It’s like pressing the easy button for DR.” New technology partnerships Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud provides VMware vSphere customers a low cost approach to disaster recovery Datrium also announces new technology partnerships and channel partnerships to drive accelerated adoption and expansion of Datrium DRaaS across the IT landscape. Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud provides VMware vSphere customers a low cost, fast and failproof approach to disaster recovery. Together, with AWS, Datrium offers long-term data retention, using Amazon S3 economically to help enterprises stay resilient in the face of disaster. Datrium DRaaS is now available through Datrium’s channel partners including Champion Solutions Group, Mindsight, PTS Data Centre Solutions and Technologent. Data management services "We talk with many enterprises who cannot afford the high cost of today's DR solutions, but require some way to protect their data centres from disasters and ransomware," said Mike Piltoff, senior vice president at Champion Solutions Group. "Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS will be a gamechanger for our customers because it is the first cloud DR solution where customers only pay for DR infrastructure when they need it rather than all the time. It is a cost-effective, easy and reliable DR solution. Datrium DRaaS expands our horizons with new data management services with a very attractive ROI. We’re excited to offer it to our customers.” Reducing disaster recovery time Datrium DRaaS was the only solution we found that could reduce our disaster recovery time from days to hours" "We strive to be thought leaders in the Honolulu community so improving our disaster recovery plans while investing efficiently was an IT imperative in 2019,” said Matthew Yetter, IT Manager, Honolulu Federal Credit Union. “Datrium DRaaS was the only solution we found that could reduce our disaster recovery time from days to hours while simultaneously reducing our risk by getting our data backed up off-island to the cloud with cloud economics. On-demand DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS delivers cost efficiency we have never seen before and resulted in an ROI of less than 12 months.” Developing and delivering transportation solutions "Mindsight has partnered with Datrium because they have brought to market one of the most transformative and disruptive data centre technologies we have seen in a decade," said Jason Wankovsky, vice president and CTO at Mindsight. Datrium DRaaS met all our demanding requirements while reducing our TCO by 80%" “Developing and delivering transportation solutions for riders, drivers, and residents across 34 cities requires highly available and secure IT systems even during disasters,” said Michael Beerer, Senior Section Manager - Information Systems, Orange County Transportation Authority. “Our DR solution had to have low RTO for our users and the high reliability and security of a leading government service that could be audited, tested and verified regularly. Datrium DRaaS met all our demanding requirements while reducing our TCO by 80%.” Providing instant recovery “For more than 20 years, PTS has helped IT teams solve some of their most difficult challenges,” said Pete Sacco, president and founder of PTS Data Centre Solutions. “Ransomware attacks are making headlines on a daily basis and we want to ensure our customers are protected if they get hit or if disaster strikes.” We’re pleased to partner with Datrium to help bring disaster recovery into the 21st century" “We’re pleased to partner with Datrium to help bring disaster recovery into the 21st century. Together, we’re delivering a cost- effective, failproof solution that provides instant recovery from ransomware with VMware Cloud on AWS or one of our own data centres.” Demanding risk reduction and cost efficiency “Today’s DR requirements have become demanding and critical to our enterprise customers,” said Marco Mohajer, president of Technologent. “Datrium’s DRaaS, in conjunction with VMware Cloud on AWS, is a simple and seamless solution to any organisation, regardless of size. The ability to rapidly have your systems back up and running with near-zero RTO and RPO is a giant leap forward for disaster recovery. It’s no longer about restore, it’s just a matter of rebooting.” “Oil and gas is a regulated business that demands risk reduction and cost efficiency. Cloud backup and disaster recovery is critical to our IT success,” said Josh Rein, Network Manager, Ultra Petroleum. “The efficiency of Datrium’s DRaaS is great because I can instantly restart my entire data centre on VMware Cloud on AWS from my backups on AWS S3—I get the best RTO in business for the least cost. Failproof one-click orchestrated failover and failback with auditable reports and ransomware recovery significantly reduce our business risk.”