San Francisco, Calif. (All About the Cloud)—May 25, 2011—OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced the availability of OpSource Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (OpSource Cloud DR), a new managed disaster recovery service for the cloud that enables organizations of all sizes to scale resources up and down in response to a data center outage. Available for 70 percent less than traditional disaster recovery configurations, OpSource creates a deployment in its cloud that mirrors an organization’s production environment and acts as a recovery site on activation. OpSource is the only major public cloud provider to offer such a service.
According to Coleman Parks Research, Ltd., IT system downtime costs North American businesses $26.5 billion annually. Of the 200 CIOs, COOs, IT Directors and Managers surveyed, 70 percent reported that IT downtime impacts mission-critical services.
Unlike competing disaster recovery solutions that force organizations to pay for equipment that is co-located and on “hot standby,” OpSource only requires organizations to pay for the computing resources being used. No other public cloud provider offers end users the ability to scale up or down cloud computing resources on the fly on the same virtual server instance as well as the ability to “stop” servers without deleting them. This powerful combination of service capabilities allows OpSource Cloud DR customers to build a secondary site, meet stringent business continuity objectives and drastically reduce costs.
Organizations can leverage OpSource’s web-based user interface or its API to ramp up systems and services to provide a full system recovery in less than four hours.
“Although most companies have a disaster recovery program in place, it is typically either costly or not comprehensive enough to provide the level of support needed when faced with a catastrophic situation that threatens to disrupt the flow of business,” said Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource. “OpSource provides more than just infrastructure. We take a leadership role in helping customers understand the process, procedures and available capabilities so that they can implement a disaster recovery plan that supports their business while reducing data center costs.”
With OpSource, planning, setup, process documentation, replication monitoring, site-to-site VPN, quarterly testing, and operating system patching are included with the service. OpSource has the expertise required to assist would-be cloud buyers with defining the parameters needed for a disaster recovery solution, including the data that needs replication, initial cloud configurations and applications that require testing in the cloud.
Additionally, OpSource will tailor a disaster recovery plan that meets the company’s Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO), whether it relates to a simple application or an entire site.
Availability and Pricing
OpSource’s Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery solution costs $2,500 for setup and as little as $125 per server per month. The price includes consultation and initial configuration, monitoring, patching and testing. This service complements OpSource’s portfolio of other managed services in the cloud, including OpSource Tech Ops
™ and OpSource App Ops
With the OpSource Cloud, when organizations turn off or “stop” a Cloud Server, they are not billed for the CPU or RAM, which is a direct reduction in operating expense. While Cloud Servers are in the stopped state, the only costs incurred are for persistent storage at a nominal charge of $0.0003 per GB/hour. Database servers can be configured to operate with a minimal configuration to support only replication from the primary site, reducing resource consumption and cost. Optimizing the configuration of web, application and database servers in the OpSource Cloud DR environment can reduce the cost of supporting a secondary site by 70 percent.
If a disaster is declared, web and application servers can be turned on in minutes. CPU and RAM can be adjusted on the fly to support increased processing and memory requirements for each server, including the database servers.
provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. More than four hundred Software-as-a-Service ISVs, cloud platform providers, carriers and enterprises rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and agility to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. Our industry-leading Application Operations service goes beyond traditional hosting by providing application management, change management, performance management and application optimization. OpSource Cloud™ is the first cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise demands. Founded in 2002, OpSource is SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1 and European Safe Harbor certified and has operations in California, Virginia, UK, Ireland, and India. For more information, please visit www.opsource.net
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