There are three things every company’s disaster recovery planner should know:
- The communications costs for the current data replication approach
- The communications costs when using Axxana’s Phoenix System RP
- The cost of the Axxana Phoenix System RP
I thought I should share with you at little known secret. One of Axxana’s first installations of the Phoenix System RP was done at no cost to the customer. That’s right. No cost. And it wasn’t because we gave the customer the system for free. We didn’t.
Long before the company learned about Axxana’s Phoenix System RP, the company had already implemented metropolitan-area replication between two data centers. The previous approach met the company’s RPO and RTO requirements. But unfortunately, the approach came with a very hefty monthly recurring charge: The line charges between the two data centers. How expensive? Let’s just say that the reduction in line charges that the Phoenix System RP enabled, allow the company to pay for the system in less than one year. After the first year, the reduction in line charges will just flow to the company’s bottom line profit. So that’s why I say the system came at no cost to the customer.
You’ll have to do the math to know if you can get a zero-data-loss disaster recovery solution at no cost to your company. But, especially for companies operating in developing countries, communications costs can be extremely high. If regulations or the disaster recovery plan require that the disaster recovery site be in another country, the costs are even higher. For companies that are currently using synchronous replication, a relatively small investment of capital in the Phoenix System RP makes a substantial and permanent reduction in operational costs, and literally pays for itself in months.