New tool dramatically reduces tedious, time-consuming manual DR testing procedures by aggregating and automating standard industry point solutions
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – Nov. 9, 2022 – In a move to help modern businesses transition from traditional “check-box” disaster recovery (DR) plans to more dynamic, real-world testing practices, Protera is launching Automated Disaster Recovery Framework. The disaster recovery (DR) solution enables companies to consistently test, validate and prove that their processes can effectively respond to cyber-attacks and quickly restore operations with minimal business disruption.
“DR is certainly not new, but today’s security ecosystem has forever changed the way businesses manage to it.” said Adam Mommersteeg, Protera vice president of solution architecture. “It’s not enough to say you can back up your systems to a remote location. Cyber insurance companies are demanding proof that the right technologies are safeguarding your systems and, in the event of a breach, that operations can be restored within one business day or less. If you can’t do that, you run the risk of being uninsurable.”
Before Automated Disaster Recovery Framework, many DR tests relied heavily on industry point solutions that only evaluated a particular business function. While each individual procedure may be “automated,” testing myriad operations can be an incredible drain on resources. The new Automated Disaster Recover Framework ensures all point solutions are identified and executed systematically.
“Aside from Fortune 100 companies, most organizations seldom checked to see if their DR plans actually worked,” said Mommersteeg. “And even those that did, it was typically done in a very controlled environment with months of planning and tons of resources executing against the plan. That’s not a real-world situation. If a ransomware attack happens, you don’t get that luxury. Instead, you need all hands-on deck … now.”
The Automated Disaster Recovery Framework delivers an outcome-focused technical solution that can be executed with minimal human interaction during testing or real-life mitigation of data after a business disruption. The solution minimizes resource requirements and supports readiness in a business continuity planning or technical DR program.
Protera’s proven and agile approach to automated DR failover in the cloud enables businesses to streamline disaster recovery and testing at scale. Projects are delivered via a sprint-based methodology that includes:
Discovery and Scoping — Finalized business and technical scope for network, database, application, dashboarding and reporting, testing, training.
Design and Detailed Planning — Detailed design documentation for the technical failover, including high-level integrations to the business continuity plan
Implementation — Phased approach to automate failover for infrastructure and application components, including a runbook for non-disruptive infrastructure failover
DR Test and Handoff — Disaster recovery testing using the created automation, development of runbook for non-disruptive application failover, and facilitation of training and handoff workshops
About Protera Technologies
For over 20 years, our mission has been to empower enterprises to achieve their modernization objectives with improved value, increased quality, and reduced risk. As the next generation cloud modernization company, Protera’s full suite of services range from IT strategy and design to implementation and management. Protera is a global SAP® partner certified in Hosting, Cloud, Application Management, Global Outsourcing, and SAP HANA Operations Services. Visit protera.com for more information, or call (877) 707-7683.