NTT Communications is bringing its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering to European customers, providing a managed cloud service to deliver business continuity in the event of an on-premise failure.
Available immediately, NTT's DRaaS has been operating in the US for several years, but the firm is now bringing the service to its European data centres for enterprise customers located in the region. The firm is currently offering a one-month launch trial of NTT DRaaS for customers that qualify.
NTT said that its DRaaS allows organisations to continue to operate normally during planned or unplanned outages. It provides real-time replication of customer servers to NTT's cloud platform, with automatic failover and failback to ensure data protection and high availability.
The service is being offered from four NTT data centre locations across Europe, as well as others globally, giving customers a choice of where to place their recovery environment. It is based on technology from Geminare's Cloud Recovery platform, the firm said.
"NTT Com's DRaaS is a powerful cloud solution that allows customers to place their recovery environments in NTT's Enterprise Cloud whether their primary infrastructure is on-premise, in a public cloud or in a private cloud. This is powered by Geminare's patented DRaaS platform making it a compelling way for customers to capitalise on the benefits of cloud," said Damian Skendrovic, NTT Europe's vice president of cloud services.
The complete service actually comprises two offerings that can be used independently or in conjunction: on-premise-to-cloud server replication between the customer's infrastructure and an NTT data centre; and cloud-to-cloud replication between NTT data centres for customers of the NTT Com Enterprise Cloud service.
NTT's DRaaS works by replicating critical servers, operating systems and customer data to the NTT cloud, with continuous replication operating over an encrypted virtual private network connection.
European businesses interested in trying out the service can register for the trial, which allows them to test the DRaaS offering against their infrastructure to assess whether it fits their requirements, at reduced or no cost, the firm said.
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