Symantec to Extend DR as a Service Solution to Windows Azure

Computerworld June 12, 2012
Technology from Symantec’s Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume Replicator products will form the basis for the solution.

Symantec has announced that it will extend Symantec’s Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume replicator disaster recovery (DR) software solution to the Windows Azure cloud platform.

The solution will expand the ability of Symantec’s existing business continuity solutions for Microsoft Corp., providing on-premise-to-cloud disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).

Jean S. Bozman, Research Vice President, IDC, was quoted in the press release as saying, “In this economy, customers see cloud computing as a new option for flexible, cost-effective computing. Many organizations have been looking for a way to automate the recovery of production data -- and to keep important applications running -- in the event of an outage that has the potential to disrupt business for hours. Leveraging cloud computing as a Disaster Recovery (DR) target addresses business continuity needs for organizations that cannot afford a secondary site or at-a-distance failovers for mission-critical, virtualized workloads.”