Reducing costs. Increasing Protection.
Axxana’s Phoenix System dramatically reduces communication costs by reducing bandwidth requirements, while protecting the lag through any system, network, or site failure.
The potential savings starts at around 30% savings and increases as per the organization bandwidth high load.
In order to fulfill disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) requirements, many businesses deploy two or more data centers. When investing in data protection, the associated costs can get enormous. As organizations strive to strike a balance between the degree of data protection and the cost of the data protection, they will inevitably have to compromise on one of the two.
Asynchronous replication comes at a cost, however, since, in a disaster, some data will remain unprotected and vulnerable to loss. This unprotected data is often referred to as the “lag.” The lag, or amount of data at risk, varies by the intensity of data updates, the frequency of data snapshots, and the bandwidth between the two data centers.
Network bandwidth is one of the most expensive factors in the total cost.
Even with asynchronous replication, bandwidth can be very expensive as requirements cannot be determined by average update intensity. The intensity of data updates can be quite variable throughout a work day or work week. While an organization could size their communication lines for peak update rates, such sizing can quickly becomes unaffordable for many organizations.
Red area indicates high loads of data at risk
As the system may be implemented over existing IP lines, it can protect data during high-load application peaks, which enables the end user to stay with average throughput bandwidth levels for their communication lines. Therefore, customers are continuously protected from costly upgrades to higher bandwidth over time. As backup can be performed at the primary site, the need for duplicate hardware is eliminated.
To find out exactly how Axxana’s Phoenix System can dramatically reduce communication costs, click here and read our white paper on “The Cost of Communication Bandwidth for Remote Replication”.