SOURCE: Cosentry


January 21, 2015 08:01 ET

Cosentry Expands Disaster Recovery (DR) Service to Meet the Needs of "Always On" IT Making DR Affordable to All Size Businesses

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, today announced the expansion of its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering to meet the full range of Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). The enhanced offering also combines Cosentry's expert managed services, cloud solutions and multiple data centers to assume a customer's IT burden and dramatically shorten data recovery times. The net result is an affordable, compliant and secure virtual or physical machine data recovery service -- tailored for any size organization.

The DRaaS was developed for not only Cosentry's cloud and colocation customers, but also organizations seeking to leverage a service provider as part of their disaster recovery, hybrid-cloud initiatives. In addition, Cosentry's Midwest locations offer a significant advantage for any company that requires data backup to be located in areas outside natural disaster zones.

According to Gartner, "For some organizations, the intelligent data center of the future may be managed by a combination of in-house IT and ESP (external service provider) technical staff. The deployment of hybrid clouds is gaining increased interest, because it has the potential to improve both production operations availability and make recovery data center location less of an issue. As hybrid data implementation increases, one critical success factor will be the effectiveness of IT-SCM (service continuity management) that is jointly sustained by in-house IT operations and the external service provider(s)." 1

Cosentry's DRaaS has been enhanced to meet varying RPOs and RTOs, with targets ranging from less than 15 minutes to several days based on application importance and budget. The tiered service maps the most efficient recovery solution to each application (such as SQL, financial applications, email, CRM, etc.), based on its mission-critical nature. The approach also ensures that the most urgent workloads are restored first with other less critical applications to follow.

Cosentry differentiates its DRaaS from other offerings by leveraging connectivity between the company's nine Midwest data centers -- to create a scalable, non-stop IT environment. In addition, each failover environment can be deployed based on cold, warm or hot compute requirements. DRaaS examples include:

  • Array Based Replication
  • Software Based Replication with Auto-Failover
  • Software Based Replication with Manual Failover

"Due to its complex nature, disaster recovery services have primarily been embraced by corporations with large IT support staff," said Brad Hokamp, CEO, Cosentry. "Cosentry is making disaster recovery available to a wider market by leveraging our world-class managed services team to create a 'white glove approach' for service and support."

DRaaS pricing and availability: Cosentry has created easy-to-understand and simple pricing based on price-per-protected-server plus the cost of cloud resources. For more information, please contact us at (866) 500-7661.

About Cosentry
Cosentry is a trusted Midwest IT Solutions Provider, offering solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client's local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client's unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions -- for more information, contact us at (866) 500-7661 or visit us at

1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management, 2014, John P Morency, Carl Claunch, Pushan Rinnen, 10 September 2014

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