IT Disaster Recovery

IT Disaster Recovery


Business Continuity, IT Resilience And IT Disaster Recovery Management Software For Physical, Virtual And Private Cloud Infrastructure In The Datacenter
contact-expertSanovi Enterprise DR Management suite is the leading IT Disaster Recovery Management Software that aligns DR infrastructure to meet business defined Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives for applications. Sanovi Disaster Recovery Management™ (DRM) combines monitoring, reporting, testing and workflow automation capabilities of complex IT infrastructure into a scalable and easy-to-use solution built on industry standards. It provides a unified IT Resilience solution for managing recovery across physical, virtual and private cloud infrastructure in the enterprise datacenters.

Key features that enable enterprises meet their IT Disaster recovery SLA’s are:
  • Recovery Lifecycle – covers the complete life-cycle of provision, monitor, validate, test, recovery and report for enterprise applications that require a recovery plan
  • Recovery Relationships – capture recovery dependency and recovery order to perform real-time DR monitoring and enable bring-up of complex applications in an orderly manner
  • Infrastructure Aware   – tight integration with OS, network, replication technologies to enable discovery, monitoring and recovery automation
  • Application Aware – pre-packaged DR solution best practices templates for several enterprise applications
  • VM Aware – tight integration with virtual infrastructure that enables provisioning for recovery, automation of start and stop of virtual machines

Sanovi’s IT Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) Enterprise Software


In most DR environments, business continuity planners and IT managers have limited visibility into IT 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 IT Recovery Readiness & IT Resilience. Driven to meet regulatory compliance and RTO/RPO service levels, IT organizations are forced to conduct periodic testing of DR solutions, which is both time consuming and error-prone.

The Sanovi IT Disaster Recovery Management Software Advantage
With Sanovi, customers will be confident of their ability to recover from outages, whether disaster related or infrastructure-related failures. It enables them to:

  • Gain real time insight into application data loss and recovery time
  • Validate complex recovery for multi-vendor physical/virtual environments
  • Rapidly identify causes of recovery test failures
  • Automate redundant, resource-intensive, and costly DR procedures
  • Design recovery workflows to meet service levels and RPO/RTO objectives
  • Eliminate operational disruptions with offsite recovery preparation and testing
  • Perform recovery audit reporting and documentation

Sanovi DRM™ gives customers the confidence that their DR infrastructure will be ready when they need it. Sanovi DRM enables customers to be better-equipped to meet recovery service level objectives, ensure application availability, automate time-consuming DR testing, and comply with regulatory requirements.

DR Management Basics

As they say, ‘You can’t manage what you can’t measure.’ However, measurement of a company’s recovery solution’s ability to perform has been challenging, at best. Testing is a painful, involved, disruptive, and costly process that requires significant coordination between groups and is also labor-intensive. As a result, most companies have a tendency to test their recovery solution less than they would like to.
Today’s IT operations are complicated and dynamic. Every day, things change in a business environment that could potentially cause restarting operations at a remote site to fail. The worst time for a company to find that out is when they need their recovery solution to perform as designed to help them get their business back up and running after an outage or a disaster incident.
DRM is the process of designing, monitoring, validating, and testing the application recovery process to meet set recovery objectives. The application recovery service level is measured by two metrics: Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
DRM solutions are characterized by their ability to address the following key functional areas:

  • Design and Document existing or new recovery workflows that meet vendor best practices
  • Automate the recovery-testing process.
  • Real-time identification of failing components and configuration exposures that may impact recoverability on an ongoing basis.
  • Report results for measurement purposes.


The Sanovi DRM Approach

The core of the Sanovi DRMTM offering leverages a recovery dependency database and recovery automation library, built around recovery solution signature objects, which are specific to various vendor products. The recovery dependency database supports a wide range of architectures (active/active or active/passive clustering, physical or virtual machines, and others) and can be expanded through the use of field-defined DR solution signatures, providing end users and channel partners the flexibility to manage any DR solution.
Sanovi’s technology uses recovery solution signatures for well-defined recovery architectures based on the following:
• Array-based storage-centric replication leveraging products from EMC, IBM, HDS, and other major array manufacturers
• Log-based replication leveraging mainstream database products such as Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase, and other major providers

Customers can choose from pre-existing recovery solution signature templates for mainstream recovery products. They can also create their own custom recovery solution signatures to monitor host or network-based recovery solutions. Customers can also import their existing run books into the Sanovi framework, and then evolve and fine-tune recovery workflows from there. An important design tenet of DRM is to be product and vendor agnostic, providing customers the maximum flexibility in accommodating their existing configurations and giving them the freedom to adopt new DR technologies as they become available.
Customers have the option of deploying it all at once or seamlessly integrating new modules into an existing deployment with a simple license key upgrade. All modules share the same architecture built on CIM, SMI-S, and Web services for simple and scalable management.