BOSTON & HERZLIYA, Israel--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--IT service provider BrainSurf required a more reliable and comprehensive business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution to protect its customers’ applications which span multiple virtual machines (VMs). BrainSurf’s manufacturing customers across the U.S. rely on the organization to manage and support all IT operations, and require zero downtime to stay in production. This means the continued success of BrainSurf’s customers depends on the reliability of the company’s IT operations and offerings. BrainSurf chose Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) as a BC/DR offering for customers to protect mission-critical applications including Oracle Databases and Microsoft Exchange. Now, not only is BrainSurf able to host the Oracle application on VMs, but it’s also able to protect the application so it can be recovered and back up and running quickly for customers in the event of a disaster.
“BrainSurf is a unique customer of ours because it acts as the IT department for its customers”
BrainSurf’s IT environment is 80 percent virtualized, and prior to implementing ZVR, the company had an inefficient DR offering for customers with a recovery time objective (RTO) of two hours and a recovery point objective (RPO) of three hours. The organization wanted to implement a strategy that could replicate VMs in real-time. Once the BrainSurf team tested ZVR, it realized the reliability and speed would be able to suit its customers’ needs and ensure protection and fast recovery of applications like Oracle Databases. With ZVR implemented, BrainSurf customers now experience an RPO of seconds and an RTO of 15-30 minutes, while fully protecting all VMs. The streamlined system also allows for more comprehensive reporting, faster alerts and minimal administration.
“One of the greatest strengths of ZVR is the testing component that allows us to show our customers how reliable this BC/DR solution is,” said Brian Acciavatti, Director of Operations at BrainSurf. “What we’re particularly excited by though is that we can effectively and easily protect Oracle Databases, which means it can be one of the first applications recovered for our customers following a disaster of any kind. Manufacturing organizations rely heavily on Oracle Databases, so we need to ensure its rapid recovery. ZVR also requires very little day-to-day management enabling us to optimize our operational costs.”
ZVR replicates data within the virtual infrastructure instead of within the array. By moving replication to the hypervisor, companies like BrainSurf extend the benefits of virtualization, including flexibility, mobility and scalability, to their disaster recovery solutions. Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication combines the enterprise-class features of physical replication with the flexibility, ease-of-management and control, and scalability of virtual environments.
“BrainSurf is a unique customer of ours because it acts as the IT department for its customers,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto, Inc. “By providing BrainSurf with a fast, dependable BC/DR solution, we’re able to ensure the company’s customers can experience minimal datacenter downtime and multiple points to failback to, providing peace of mind for the BrainSurf team that it can continue to deliver excellent service and protect their brand.”
BrainSurf provides complete IT management & support designed specifically for companies that use IQMS. BrainSurf has distinguished itself from other IT support solutions by developing a service model that features both specialist IQMS Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) management and all-encompassing general IT support. This enables businesses to improve their efficiency, increase their productivity, and achieve greater business success. Leading manufacturers throughout the US trust BrainSurf to manage their IT. For more information, please visit: http://brainsurf.com.
Zerto has developed the first hypervisor-based, disaster recovery and replication software for virtualized environments, offering simplicity and greatly reduced operational and maintenance costs. Developed exclusively for virtualized and cloud environments, Zerto's award-winning solution, Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), is rapidly becoming the standard for disaster recovery and business continuity in the modern data center. ZVR received ‘Best of Show’ at VMworld 2011, as well as 2012 and 2011 ‘Product of the Year’ Gold Awards. For more information, please visit: http://www.zerto.com.