DR Lifecycle Technology

Lifecycle approach to Business continuity and Recovery Solutions for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure

 

Comprehensive Recovery lifecycle for Public and Private Clouds and heterogeneous Hybrid Deployments

 

Sanovi’s proven DR solution combines monitoring, reporting, testing, and workflow automation to manage recovery of complex IT infrastructure. Sanovi’s single console management offers scalable and simple recovery solutions built on industry standards. The result is a unified business continuity and disaster recovery management product family, that gives organizations the flexibility to leverage cloud and on-premises capabilities to optimally meet business recovery SLAs. In most DR environments, business continuity planners and IT managers have limited visibility into recovery readiness. The collection of heterogeneous databases, storage systems, servers and replication solutions found in today’s data centers, each with discrete management tools, makes it difficult to ensure recovery readiness. Driven to meet regulatory compliance and RTO / RPO service levels, IT organizations have to perform disruptive testing of disaster recovery solutions, which is both time consuming and error prone.
 
Application Recovery needs a lifecycle approach
 
lifecycle (1)Application DR/Recovery has several process and metrics that need a life cycle approach. Point solutions may address single aspect of application recovery like data protection and failover only, this does not help to scale and meet enterprise and service provider goal of automating DR and ensuring recovery readiness. Sanovi software offers a lifecycle approach to ensure comprehensive DR management.

 

Recovery Monitor

After the DR solution is provisioned, it is important to monitor the solution to ensure it is meeting recovery metrics and is also recovery ready. Sanovi’s monitoring capability offers a holistic view of the application stack across primary and secondary sites, and provides metrics and recovery health related monitoring. Key features offered are

  • Dashboard view of configured recovery solutions and health
  • Real-time monitoring and reporting of Recovery Point and Recovery Time
  • Replication health monitoring
  • Event/alerts on deviations and conditions that impair application recovery
  • Built-in Application/DR solution specific intelligence to monitor parameters and conditions to ensure recovery readiness

 

Recovery Validation

In order to avoid surprises at the crucial time of failover or drill, primary and DR environments must be equivalent. Sanovi’s Validation is powerful feature that enables organizations to ensure that their DR application and platform setup tracks the production. Validation Manager offers the following features:

  • Rule based equivalence check between primary and DR site
  • Pre-packaged rules for supported applications and technologies
  • Schedule validation runs on a regular basis and get report of deviations that can impact IT recovery
  • Customize validation rules – capture your IT organizations learning over time

 
Recovery Manager/Failover

workflowRecovery Manager offers complete automation of application recovery and failover workflows. The software provides out-of-the-box workflow automation for failover of applications to the DR site along with the normal operations of data replication and application consistency at the DR site. Using out-of-the-box workflows, users can remain assured in the knowledge that they are deploying best-practices DR solutions that will meet the required RPO and RTO goals.
 
DR Drills/Test

dm2DR Drill Manager provides automated switchover and switchback for conducting DR drills.
 
Automation of DR drills drastically reduces the time-consuming process of preparing and executing DR drills and increases the success rate of the drills.
 
The Sanovi DRM Recovery Manager and DR Drill Manager include:

  • Several out-of-the-box DR solutions for Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase, DB2, PostGre, MySQL, SAP and other enterprise applications
  • The out-of-the-box DR solutions include workflow automation of failover, normal operations, switchover, and switchback DR drills
  • Built-in replication for application data and environments
  • Ability to extend and customize workflows to meet your business needs using ready actions from the Recovery Automation Library with over 500 infrastructure widgets
  • Ready reports on drill and failover workflow execution details with evidence of control

 
Compliance & Reports

The Sanovi DRM Reports product provides several standard reports that are required for compliance and deviation reporting. Some of the available reports include the RPO and RTO deviation report as well as the DR Drill success and execution time report. Read more…