Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Virtual Disaster Recovery?
Virtual Disaster Recovery is a means to provide a quick restoration of your IT environment at an alternate location. It is a highly cost effective alternative to building a full disaster recovery site.
Q: What is unique about this?
Compared to all other alternatives, the cost is insignificant. Online Datavault's Virtual Disaster Recovery solution brings big company disaster recovery capabilities to small and medium sized organizations - at a tiny fraction of the cost - and with NO capital investment!
Q: Why do you call it "Virtual"?
With Online Datavault's Virtual Disaster Recovery, you don't need to build a Disaster Recovery site. Using virtualized servers which run your operating systems, you restore your server quickly in the event of a disaster.
Q: What is the advantage?
There is no other way to get back up and running after a major hardware failure or a site disaster - without spending much more money.
Q: How does it work?
- Online Datavault creates virtual server instances - when you sign-up for the service, we'll contact you and build server instances for all of your mission critical systems. These servers will reside in our data center. You can log on and test them periodically.
- In the event of a disaster, you can restore your data to the virtual servers in our data center. The restore happens locally within our data center, so it is accomplished quickly.
- Finally we'll provide access to our servers for your users directly through your MPLS connection (if available) or through a secure Virtual Private Network.
- Depending on the number of servers involved in a site disaster, this "Failover" process is usually accomplished in one to two hours and rarely more than four hours.