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Hystax Acura DR Providing Zero RPO DRaaS for VMware Workloads

Service solution offers VMware users multiple cloud platform choices for DR site, including KVM, Hyper-V, OpenStack and LXD.

Hystax has announced its Acura DR product.

With Acura, medium-sized and enterprise customers can expect data consistency and zero RPO with instant business application recovery in case of a disaster.

It enables customers to build a DR site for their VMware infrastructure on virtually any cloud platform, including KVM, OpenStack or Hyper-V. Running the production environment on VMware while having an open choice of the platform for secondary site lets customers exercise a balanced approach to reliability, performance and cost of the IT infrastructure.

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A distinctive feature of Acura is its double protection that merges into one solution ‘Active-Active’ cross-hypervisor protection for lossless application failovers and ‘Active-Passive’ protection for more traditional DR scenarios.

An Acura-based DR site can be deployed in two ways: as an on-premise installation or a cloud-based DR SaaS. The on-premise setup is for customers who have the capacity to allocate a dedicated DR site and need to possess exclusive control of their data and hardware. On the other hand, the cloud-based option reduces TCO of a DR site and can be located in a datacenter managed by one of the company’s partners or use the resources of any cloud provider.

Hystax makes using heterogeneous DR sites easy for enterprise customers. With Hystax Acura, a workload running on VMware production environment can failover without data loss to a DR site running on KVM, Hyper-V, OpenStack or LXD, which helps businesses have flexible and cost effective DR strategy,” said Nickolay Smirnov, CEO, Hystax. “With the Double Protection feature, Acura is bridging the traditional divergence of HA and DR solutions, offering both in one product.

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Active-active and active-passive DR = Double protection

Acura has pioneered cross-hypervisor ‘Active-Active DR’ technology. It provides zero RPO with near-zero RTO and allows to perform failovers without data loss. The technology is based on multi-zone synchronous storage replication. The feature is important to enterprises businesses with RPO targets of less than 15 minutes and zero data loss tolerance.

‘Active-Passive DR’ provides a consistent state of business applications with RPO configurable between 15 minutes and three hours and a near-zero RTO. This type of protection suits medium-sized companies and enterprises that want protection from a variety of disasters, including virus attacks and human errors, but do not see zero RPO as critical.

Using both types of protection simultaneously grants zero RPO combined with the snapshots capability, giving companies an all-round protection from disasters and eliminating the risk of data loss.

Residing in Amsterdam, European hi-tech hub, Hystax pioneers advanced DR technologies that make enterprise DR, migration and data management simple, flexible, robust and safe.