Backup as a Service

Does your business have a Disaster Recovery Plan? Often, companies think that just because they are taking backups that they have a Disaster Recovery plan. Many other companies fail to think about Recovery Point/Recovery Time Objectives (RPO/RTO) when designing a disaster recovery plan.

We’ve seen too many clients first come to us in tears having suffered an outage which led to data loss — only to find their “backups” were not restorable in the timeframe they needed, nor as comprehensive as they thought.

Almost all of our clients require very short RPO/RTO goals for their mission-critical applications.

After months of due diligence and testing on our own systems, we settled on Dell’s AppAssure (now called Rapid Recovery) suite for our Backup-As-a-Service Offering.

Rapid Recovery has a number of features which provide benefits to our typical client running mission-critical applications:

Cloud Archive: Archive static data to Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, Rackspace, or any OpenStack provider.

Rapid Snap for Applications: Use incremental-forever snapshots to capture an entire application and its relevant state, up to every 5 minutes, for complete application and system recovery with near-zero RTOs and aggressive RPOs.

Live Recovery: Restore operations near-instantly with an RTO of minutes.

Virtual Standby: Continually send updates to a virtual machine that can be activated in the event there’s an issue with the primary machine.


For clients in our CloudPlatform environment, Rapid Recovery provides a convenient method for enabling a comprehensive off-network Disaster Recovery plan.

Other clients with a Hybrid Cloud deployment blending on-premises hosting with our CloudPlatform hosting also benefit from the shorter RPO/RTO options Rapid Recovery enables.

Call us to learn more or to schedule a consultation: (207) 772-5678