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Quick Tips for a Cloud Based DR Strategy

You are jeopardizing your IT environment and your job if you don’t have a strategy for disaster recovery. Whether you are ready or not, unexpected outages will occur and if you don’t have a protocol in place, data loss will cost millions of dollars or even bring your company to failure. Forward-thinking IT leaders are increasingly turning to cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) as a simple and cost-effective solution for protecting IT resources, ensuring high availability and having a plan to fully regain operations.

Here are some quick tips and benefits of including a managed cloud solution in your DRaaS option and how it can make it easier to economically protect your most valuable asset: your data.

 

1.        Cloud availability can eliminate human error and costly downtime

Cloud based DR prevents inaccuracies and flaws associated with traditional offline backups while improving visibility into file stores and virtual machines. This solution plays a heavy role in Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and regular testing and updates. Cloud technology has the robust capability to get you back into business within minutes of an incident.

 

2.       Cloud can do more than just back up

Traditional DR is often difficult to operate, hard to configure and quickly becomes outdated. Often times it’s out of financial reach for many organizations. Therefore firms solely rely on back up for their disaster recovery, however it doesn’t cover documented policies and procedures, application prioritization, RTOs and RPOs. Fortunately, cloud computing reduces the need for on-prem data center space, IT infrastructure and resources. It simplifies management of backup configuration and media.

 

3.       Cloud based DR can bring tremendous cost savings

The world is depending on 24/7 availability of data and applications, unanticipated downtime can be devastating. Outages now cost organizations an average of $140k to $540k per hour, and $5,600 per minute. What is even more alarming is that 25% of businesses never recover from disaster. Cloud has the flexibility of using operational budget rather than a large upfront capital expenditure to implement or expand a protection plan, as well as scaling up or down as requirements dictate.

 

For those who had already known the benefits of cloud and are well on your way to adopt a fully comprehensive solution, it now all comes down to finding the right managed cloud service provider with the right mix of solutions to meet business needs. With hybrid, multicloud IT infrastructure becoming the norm, organizations are increasingly dependent on multiple tools for data protection as part of their DR strategy. As you evaluate DRaaS providers, MR2 is here to highlight how our industry-leading partner, Navsite is a reliable cloud provider with managed cloud solutions to solve any of your IT needs. Benefits of working with Navisite include:

  • Reliable cloud provider that delivers excellent customer service, offers a high level of customization ability and meets any require certifications
  • Its cloud-based solution is easy to configure, manage and test
  • Takes a tailored, application-centric approach to DRaaS Tier 1, 2 and 3 applications, infrastructure and/ or business units may require separate tools to meet different RPOs and RTOs
  • Makes business continuity easy and simple, offering a portfolio that’s flexible, scalable, and feature-rich offerings, including vCAv, which makes it possible to get back to business a few minutes and a few clicks after disaster strikes

 

To learn more, contact a MR2 Solutions specialist today 949-474-4495 or email – michael@mr2solutions.com.

 

If you’d like to connect with experts from Navisite directly, come out to our Magic & Wine show event. Meet with them and other IT professionals in the area while enjoying a cocktail reception and complimentary magic show. Register now below:

 

MR2 Magic & Wine Show Event

Friday Nov. 9, 2018 | 6PM

Majestic Garden Hotel Anaheim

REGISTER HERE  

"A Day in the Life of an IT Manager" by the Leaders of Hyperconvergence

 

 

As IT solution integrators and managed service providers, MR2 Solutions constantly tries to ensure that their customers are satisfied with their IT investments. A constant dialogue is kept between MR2 clients and MR2 engineers and specialists to make sure everything is covered from deployment, implementation, to tech support. In doing this, MR2 representatives keep a professional and trusting business relationship with their customers.

 

With technology and data growing rapidly and rigorously, our customers face the complexity, scalability and cost issues in their environment. MR2 has recognized this industry problem and has turned to a leading manufacturer of a trending solution called hyperconvergence to simplify IT and management. Similarly, this leading vendor, SimpliVity, also recognized the specialized needs of IT managers and directors who deal with these IT pain points first hand.

MR2 Solutions likes and promotes SimpliVity’s “A Day in the Life of an IT Manager” because it talks about real life issues of IT managers. Designed to help proactive IT leaders plan for their company’s future, this eBook also helps them discover how environments can simplify their network infrastructure while remaining efficient and productive. It analyzes what makes today’s data center are so challenging and how IT professionals can visualize a new way of working.

 

“Imagine a way of working in which you have the time to really help your company improve the way it does business, and save you money.” – SimpliVity

Check it out here

 

Learn More about SimpliVity at an upcoming partner event throughout the month of September! 

 

Sept. 10, 2015 | IT Lunch & Learn 

(NORCAL) The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse | 11:30AM 

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 

 

Sept. 15, 2015 | Happy Hour Baseball w/ SF Giants 

(NORCAL) Happy Hour Reception | Paragon Bar & Restaurant | 5:15 PM 

701 Second St. San Francisco, CA 94107

SF Giants game @ AT&T Stadium | 7PM

 

Sept. 24, 2014 | Happy Hour Baseball w/ SD Padres

(SOCAL) Happy Hour Reception | McCormick & Schmick's | 4:15PM

675 L St. San Diego, CA 92101

SD Padres game & Petco Park | 6PM

 

 

 

SilcionANGLE's The CUBE Interview with Simplivity talks about how Simplivity's leading edge hyper converged technology is revolutionizing virtualized IT infrastructure with simplified management. This "sports" like interview is led by Stuart Miniman, where he dives into how Simplivity is changing the game in the virtual era. Simplivity's VP of product strategy, Jesse St. Laurent answers questions that deeply analyze the certain aspects of their solution and how it's affecting the industry today. Taken place at the VTUG Winter Warmer 2015 at the home of this year's SuperBowl XLIX champions, Laurent provides a play by play of how Simplivity is strategically positioning themselves in the market place. Just like the New England Patriots, Simplivity can arguably be called the underdogs of for the virtualized environment, starting off as a start up, they now are expanding and taking on the big leagues. 

 Questions Asked by Stuart Miniman

1.) Describe the Simplivity product overview. Answer [1:19]

2.) Tell us what you see coming from the networking/ infrastructure stand point from your solution, coming from several lines of business to a holistic infrastructure. Answer [2:11]

3.) Simplivity can similarly be compared to other technologies that do the same thing, such as NetApp, does Simpilivity have every single piece that I would need today? And what would I need to add on in the future? Answer [3:36]

4.) How do you guys deal with the fact that there are so many different entry points and how do you get customers to pay attention to you? Answer [4:54]

5.) You guys are known for multi-site environment, and replication is a common IT challenge, what makes what you guys do different with everything else out there in the market place? Answer [6:21]

6.) A lot of businesses have multiple locations and utilization is low, how tough is it for customers to get a new mindset about virtualization? Answer [9:01]

7.) Is your solution an 'aspirn' or is it a 'vaccine?' Answer [10:30]

8.) Why should companies trust a start up? Answer [11:46]

9.) How do we make customers understand the differentiation of Simplivity's technology when it come to compression, deduplication and replication? How do you educate the users of how unique Simplivity is? Answer [13:57]

10.) Since often times deduplication and compression can hurt performance throughout time when data grows, what is the balance of that and how are your customers able to manage the growth? Answer [16:37]

11.) How do customers get involved with Simplivity? Answer [18:18]

 

The answer to the last question is that they do everything through their channel community. As Simplivity's direct product partner for the OmniCube, MR2 Solutions can connect users to the best engineers and IT specialists that can help any company adopt this new simplified environment. Collaboratively, MR2 Solutions and Simplivity can analyze unique business needs and solve IT challenges so that managers, directors and staff can focus on more important issues and not worry about productivity. 

To learn more or connect with a Simplivity subject matter expert, we are inviting IT directors, managers, CIOs and their staff to join us for lunch on Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015 at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails @ 11:30AM

Register now to speak with the IT professionals that can help you get up to speed with the virtual era and you can start growing your business. > REGISTER HERE

 

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First starting off as a property management facility, Western National Group (WNG) evolved into a premier regional third party apartment property Management Company in the Western region. Combining management strength and market intelligence with a legacy of corporate success and industry innovation, they provide comprehensive products and services to owners and investors. They are critically acclaimed to be one of the West's premier multifamily real estate companies and for decades, they have provided value and service to property owners in the local community.

IT Challenges:

Managing multiple properties requires a highly efficient data center that can store and backup critical data for the business. The IT department needed to   upgrade processes and equipment when new information was being stored for each property profile. However, retention was an ongoing issue where the   backup window was taking 12 hours to backup data. The company was in search of a solution with speed and convenience of disk-based backup, but for a   cost-efficient price.

Solution Provided:

Working closely with an MR2 Solutions specialist, the environment was able to benefit from the EX21000E. This appliance, along with the other backup solutions, divides storage into two major portions: “landing zones” and deduplication backups. Landing zones allows the system to accomplish fast restorations as well as store full uncompressed backup so that the recovery time isn’t slowed down every time deduplication backups would need to decompress files. Exagrid ensures maximized bandwidth and full computing power capacity by including full servers in their expansions as businesses continue to grow. As WNG productively expands, they are able accommodate additional capacity with Exagrid’s scale-out structure. This eliminates the overhaul to a network and backup infrastructure, saving time and money.

Improved Backup Initiative:

Exagrid quickened the backup process, which had also worked seamlessly with the already acquired Veeam software. Additional 14 appliances can join a single GRID, which makes for 588TB usable capacity. Deduplication technology is also done offline and in parallel with backups, keeping deduplication out of the backup path for faster restores and shorter backup windows. This solution was customized for the company’s business needs and in return, they received the most out of their IT investment. MR2 Solutions was able to go into the environment and diagnose the exact pain points the department was going through. With access to powerful and important resources from the Exagrid engineering team, the MR2 Solutions “architects” were able to discover the best solution for WNG.

About Exagrid:

Exagrid Systems is a notable and large manufacture known worldwide. They solve backup problems effectively and permanently with their unique and patented technology, Exagrid’s disk-based, scale-out GRID architecture adjusts to increasing backup demands due to constantly growing data volumes. It acclaims that it is the only solution that combines compute with capacity as well as unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. Learn more here.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR OnDemand Pizza Webinar

Join us as an Exagrid solutions specialist, presents the new EX32000E solution for large enterprises. This appliance offers more capacity and more performance for backup initiatives. Please see our EVENT CALENDAR for more details.

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