Doyenz Releases VMware Agent For Moving Disaster Recovery To Cloud


Business continuity cloud technology provider Doyenz on Wednesday released a new agent for VMware vSphere it claims can help SMBs restore their application and data environments within 15 minutes of a disaster.

Doyenz's new rCloud Agent for VMware vSphere fills a gap in the disaster recovery business between low-cost tape, disk-based backup and cloud that provides recovery measured in days. Alternatively, high-end, high-availability solutions that provide recovery in seconds are also available but are very expensive, said Eric Webster, chief revenue officer for the Seattle-based company.

"SMBs with 100 to 500 employees want technology to get them back in operation quickly," Webster said. "We are able to fill this gap with enterprise capabilities with a cost near that of cloud backups. And, we make it possible for MSPs to provide managed services for cloud disaster recovery."

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The Doyenz rCloud Agent for VMware vSphere, when installed, provides disaster recovery capabilities via VMware's vSphere private cloud technology, Webster said. It backs up both applications and data to the cloud, and it can run those applications in the cloud in under 15 minutes if the customer's on-premise infrastructure fails, he said.

"Partners can deploy disaster recovery as a service," he said.

In addition to being able to quickly bring up a customer’s applications in the cloud in the event of a disaster, Doyenz's rCloud Agent for VMware vSphere can also be used to provide a secure, fenced-in virtual network for test and development, Webster said.

This "Virtual Lab" allows customers to deploy patches and upgrade business applications on a replica of the production environment, he said.

The rCloud Agent also integrates with a ConnectWise API for use in customer chargebacks, Webster said. It also works with virtualized environment backup software from Veeam to provide failover and replication to cloud environments for customers who have adopted that company's technology, he said.