Data center provider QTS (Quality Technology Services) has launched two disaster recovery services designed to provide network availability in the event of virtual or physical server disruptions. The DR ON-Demand and DR High Availability services feature flexible configurations for QTS’ managed hosting customers that can meet a variety of budgetary and business continuity needs.
DR On-Demand offers an image-based replication service for customers with virtual server environments. It's a fully managed service that uses geographically dispersed offline servers that can be activated in the event of a disaster. The service offers a range of recovery options, from application level to full server failover.
DR High Availability provides real-time, continuous data replication of customers’ physical and virtual server environments, ensuring that a current copy of the data, applications and operation system are always accessible. This service uses asynchronous replication between servers across QTS data centers in several geographic markets to provide near zero data loss. Point-in-time recovery options allow customers the flexibility to failover to the most current data or to a specific date and time.
"Preparing for natural disasters and other unplanned events is a crucial part of business in today’s environment, where a company’s network is its lifeline to productivity," said Chad Williams, chief executive officer of QTS. "We are proud to provide our managed hosting customers with these disaster recovery options, along with our expert engineers to help customers understand which service is most appropriate for their business needs."
Among the early implementers is IBM, which partners with QTS and has worked with a New York City-based client in the financial services industry to implement QTS’ new DR offerings.
"With QTS’ disaster recovery services, we were able to easily customize our client’s recovery solution according to their business needs and specific recovery requirements," said Steve Fijalkowski, business unit executive, private cloud-delivery partner services for IBM Global Technology Services. "Our client was excited to find a solution that supports the replication of their large volume of data while meeting both their recovery point and time objectives."
QTS (Quality Technology Services) was founded in 2005, and has grown from a single facility in Kansas to a national chain operating more than 3.8 million square feet of data center space, including several of the largest facilities in the industry. QTS is the leading provider in the Atlanta market, where it operates a huge data center downtown and also has a major data center in the suburb of Suwanee. The company also has data centers in Miami; Richmond, Va.; Jersey City, N.J.; Dallas; Sacramento, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif.; and thnree facilities in Kansas.