I managed to catch Tushar Bandopadhyay, the chief architect and founding engineer of Veritas Resiliency Platform in between customer meetings recently. During our discussion, we talked about how Resiliency Platform is being deployed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and some of the key advantages it offers to AWS cloud customers. Listen to the full podcast at “Episode 45: 4 Compelling Advantages of Veritas Resiliency Platform on AWS”.
Veritas Resiliency Platform and Amazon Web Services
There are two types of scenarios in which Resiliency Platform is a particularly good fit: cloud migration and disaster recovery. In both of these situations, you move your applications, virtual machines and other on-premises environments into AWS, but you also need to remain in control of that process. Simply put, Resiliency Platform gives you that control.
Specifically, there are four compelling advantages of Veritas Resiliency Platform in AWS:
Manually mapping your environment and workload dependencies isn’t easy --- and it changes. It’s definitely not something you want to do on a continual basis. Resiliency Platform automatically detects and tracks changes to the environment, so you never need to repeat the mapping process. It doesn’t just take care of migration or disaster recovery to the cloud; it also detects configuration drift. It offers constant visibility into your environment and essentially compiles a visual change management database (CMDB) whenever updates or modifications occur.
It’s a misconception that moving to the cloud automatically provides the same level of availability, scalability and security as an on-premises environment. Resiliency Platform is unique, because it offers the same options for maintaining and improving the level of protection and availability that you currently have on-premises.
When you move from an on-premises environment to the AWS cloud, Resiliency Platform provides the flexibility to customize your AWS environment. The flexibility to choose your level of scalability and security is important. You are presented with a choice of options: maintain what you have, upsize or downsize your environment, choose your network (public-facing or private). Lastly you can decide availability zone and security groups for your workloads.
The ability to rehearse a disaster recovery or migration process and its outcome is another huge advantage of Resiliency Platform. During migration, you can assess how well things are going including understanding, in advance, if the migration will meet your expectations in terms of costs and performance. Since the rehearsal doesn’t disrupt the production environment, yet it also takes care of all the dependencies, you can be confident it will work as expected.
With Resiliency Platform, you always have the option to roll back the migration entirely. If you’ve just migrated an application or business service to the cloud and your new CIO wants to go with a different cloud provider, or he/she doesn’t like the cost structure, you can roll back — no problem.
This ability is unusual in the market. Many other tools make it easy to migrate in one direction, but not the other. With Resiliency Platform, you always have options.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Resiliency Platform
Utilizing intermediate storage on AWS may sound counterintuitive, but it actually makes perfect sense, because it leverages Amazon S3’s scalability. The integration results in much faster recovery and migration times. View this video for more information on migrating workloads to AWS.
Single-Click Migration and Disaster Recovery
These advantages transform traditional, lengthy migration and disaster recovery processes into just a single click. To start the process, Resiliency Platform will ask you a few infrastructure questions, and then it will automatically discover all the dependencies and configure workloads.
Once the data starts to move, you’ll get status updates including if it’s consistent with the data that’s on-premises. Due to deep levels of automation, you’re pretty much up and running within minutes.
It really is that simple.
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