Disasters can happen anywhere and anytime. With the recent onslaught of natural disasters across the world, disaster recovery solutions have become a top priority for most businesses. According to FEMA, 40% of businesses hit by disaster never reopen. Systems can go down for many reasons, whether it’s a power out age, a break-in, or a fire. In light of recent natural disasters, SMBs are more focused than ever on making sure their systems and data are backed up and protected—and being prepared to minimize downtime if a catastrophe occurs.
In the past, traditional disaster recovery solutions could cost as much or more than the entire annual IT budget of a typical SMB, which left small and midsize businesses stranded. Windows Server 2012 R2 has the right solution to make disaster recovery affordable to SMBs.
Technology built-in to the software replicates your virtual machine—including all of their applications and data—to a second Hyper-V host server which can be running on-premises or hosted or even in cloud. With Windows Server 2012 R2, you can create an additional tertiary replica site for an even greater degree of protection. Changes made to the running virtual machines are replicated at an interval you choose, which can be 15 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 seconds. So you have the flexibility to choose how often you need to replicate depending on the workloads.
Then if your systems unexpectedly go down for whatever reason, you are able to get back online in a matter of minutes—reconnecting to a complete, up-to-date replica of their virtual machine and getting back to business quickly and seamlessly.