Virtualize your entire business infrastructure locally or in the secure Datto Cloud in as little as 6 seconds.
Datto Instant Virtualization allows a protected system to be virtualized and hosted either locally on a Datto BDR appliance (SIRIS), or remotely in the secure Datto Cloud (SIRIS and ALTO) in seconds. Regardless if the recovery point is months or even years old, Datto’s DRaaS solutions end the long RTOs caused from reconstructing backups on disk or restoring from magnetic tape.
When virtualizing a recovery point, Datto’s advanced web interface allows for configuration of CPU and memory resources. Network resources can also be configured dynamically, allowing for changes to be made without restarting the virtual machine. While virtualized, backup clients can continue a normal backup schedule. Business continuity has never been as easy or as reliable.
There are many reasons why long RTOs are still so frequent: reconstructing incremental backups or processing a backup chain. Loading tapes. Making a clone. Waiting for parts in the mail. The ability to respond to server and site failure with a low-RTO recovery once cost a fortune and involved complex custom infrastructure.
Datto’s DRaaS solution makes true business continuity possible for tens of thousands of businesses. Instant virtualization from Datto, combined with Datto’s leading flexibility of recovery options, brings that RTO down not to hours - or minutes - but seconds. Failed systems may be virtualized almost instantly on (or using) a Datto BDR device, or remotely in the secure Datto Cloud, allowing the business to remain operational without compromising any data or incurring any downtime.
Datto's six second recovery is made possible with the use of “zero-copy clones” provided by Datto's advanced storage technology, and the fully-constructed dependency-free recovery points made available with Datto's Inverse Chain Technology. Instant Virtualization is available with all Datto ALTO and SIRIS products, and benefits both physical and virtual protected servers.
Datto has more recovery and restart options than any other DRaaS solution, including iSCSI restore, but IT service providers demand optimal scalability and simplicity. For DRaaS that provides “instant” recovery at the fleet level, nothing matches the simplicity and value of an on-premises BDR appliance to run applications in-place, on the BDR, using its native hypervisor.
Datto SIRIS BDR appliances offer the most powerful, simple, and efficient local virtualization available. All Datto SIRIS appliances use the KVM hypervisor. But there is much more to supporting local virtualization successfully than simply adding an enterprise class hypervisor to a backup appliance. True local virtualization on Datto SIRIS BDR appliances offers:
|SIRIS 3 1||SIRIS Virtual||ALTO|
|Local 2||Restore to Virtual 2||Restore to Physical||Local||Restore to Virtual 2||Restore to Physical||Local||Restore to Virtual 2||Restore to Physical|
|Virtual Server w/Agent|
|Virtual Server Agentless|
1.) SIRIS 3 appliances includes SIRIS 3 BDR appliances and SIRIS 3 Imaged appliances
2.) Apple OSX, protected with Datto’s Mac Agent, cannot be virtualized on a SIRIS appliance, or restored to a virtual machine
Datto BDR appliances maximize storage efficiency, but long-term retention requires the oldest recovery points (the archive) to be maintained only offsite in the Datto Cloud. This is necessary to free up BDR capacity for the newer backups. Datto uses a Hybrid Cloud architecture to intelligently converge the storage and compute capabilities of the on-premises BDR appliances with the Datto Cloud.
Hybrid Virtualization offers the capability of instant Virtualization of a protected system but for when the recovery point has already been copied offsite. Hybrid Virtualization initializes a virtual machine within the secure Datto Cloud, and then automatically connects that VM to the local network through the Datto BDR using a secure VPN tunnel. Hybrid Virtualization allows :
Hybrid Virtualization is available on ALTO and SIRIS, and benefits both physical and virtual protected servers.
Your Datto protects and virtualizes physical and virtual servers alike but there may be a scenario where restoring a physical server must be done using that server. Consider servers for computer-aided manufacturing (“CAM”) servers, or systems driving peripherals in a manufacturing environment. What to do if the HDD fails?
Datto’s new Diskless Restore capability, available with SIRIS and ALTO, makes a previous version of the data on your physical server’s disks accessible from the Datto via iSCSI. Instead of virtualizing a recovery point directly from the Datto appliance, you can virtualize from any target hardware capable of booting from a USB stick. This allows users to continue to use the physical server as if it was still running the operating system (OS) previous to the disastrous update and any peripherals that were attached. You can read more here .
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