Abacus Business Continuity

Business needs are continually becoming 24/7/365 and require proper contingency planning. Abacus Business Continuity Solutions provide varying Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), and price options to fit all your IT environment workloads, giving you the safety net for business to continue in the event of a disaster.

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Abacus Business Continuity Options

  HAaaS Start Recovery
< 1 Hour
DRaaS Start Recovery
< 12 Hours
DRaaS Start Recovery
< 24 Hours
DRaaS Start Recovery
< 48 Hours
RTO Less than 1 Hour Less than 12 Hours Less than 24 Hours Less than 48 Hours
RPO Last Transaction Last Data Replication Last Saved Tape Last Saved Tape
Recovery
Method
Software or SAN based
(Hot) High Availability
Cloud (Warm)
Disaster Recovery
Tape-based (Cold)
Disaster Recovery
Tape-based (Cold)
Disaster Recovery
In Case of
Disaster
Abacus Provided
Role Swap
Abacus Provided
Cloud Recovery
Abacus Provided Tape
Restore & Recovery
Customer Provided Tape
Restore & Recovery
Term 3-Year 3-Year Monthly Monthly

Abacus Business Continuity Details

HAaaS Start Recovery < 1 Hour

High availability does not happen by accident or overnight. With most IT teams being understaffed and overworked, there isn't enough time, resources, and knowledge to get the necessary coverage to protect the business. Abacus' HAaaS - Start Recovery < 1 Hour provides a turnkey solution for the highest level of protection with the lowest possible downtime. Abacus will start by installing and implementing best of purpose IBM i high availability software onto your premise “Production” hardware. The high availability software will then perform a recovery point of transaction, per transaction replication, to a properly sized Abacus provided cloud environment “Target” that can run your business in case of a disaster. Abacus will monitor and manage the replication to make sure all is in order and in sync. In the event of a planned or unplanned declaration, Abacus will role swap you to the Target environment with a recovery time of less than an hour. When the Production environment is back and in good working order, we will schedule an outage window to roll swap back for you from Target to Production to return to business as usual.

One of the highly sought after benefits of the Abacus HAaaS Start Recovery < 1 Hour is the transferring of backups from the Production to Target environment. This enables 24/7/365 operations on the Production environment. Are you operating globally? Is your backup window continually creeping into production time? Or even worse, are you not performing proper backups because of a backup window conflict? If you answered yes to any of these questions it’s time to contact Abacus.

DRaaS Start Recovery < 12 Hours

Abacus’ DRaaS – Start Recovery < 12 Hours is the happy medium of time and money investments and enhancing critical business applications recovery point and time objectives. Let Abacus shift you to a best practices disaster and recovery solution all at a scalable operating expense. The Abacus DRaaS - Start Recovery < 12 Hours is a two-part solution:

Part 1

Abacus will provide a customer premise backup appliance, then work with the customer to setup disk to disk backups to the local appliance. Next, we will establish a connection to the Abacus Backup Cloud for replication. Finally, we will monitor and manage a daily deduplication backup to the Abacus Backup Cloud. This data is available locally and offsite, and because of deduplication technology the storage and bandwidth requirements are typically low. The customer is responsible for the data being backed up and Abacus is responsible for the backup to the local appliance, and the subsequent daily offsite replication to the Abacus Backup Cloud.

Part 2

Data is already residing in the Abacus Backup Cloud so with a planned or unplanned declaration, Abacus will do a disk to disk restore to similar or better hardware you are running for production and start your recovery in less than 12 hours. The Abacus DRaaS - Start Recovery > 12 Hours provides you the needed business continuity to run your business in the event of a disaster.

DRaaS Start Recovery < 24 Hours

Whether you have been keeping your backups in the trunk of your car or looking to make a change from a current expensive and uncompromising provider, Abacus is the right partner for all of your disaster and recovery needs.

Abacus DRaaS – Start Recovery < 24 Hours is a tape based traditional solution with Abacus as your outsourced partner. Abacus will work with and for you to test and document an initial recovery plan so we are all in agreement of who and what to do. Next we continually test and document, so in the event of a disaster we are all on the same page. In the event of a planned or unplanned declaration you get your most recent media to Abacus and will recover with and for you per tested plan and then you have up to 30-days of unrestricted access to the Abacus provided environment.

Abacus provides technical resources. The reality is if you have a disaster, your day to day people will be impacted. Abacus is invested in your disaster and recovery services. During a disaster Abacus will make sure your environments are back online as soon as possible.

Abacus DRaaS – Start Recovery < 24 Hours provides 100% hardware coverage, available all the time, no matter who else is down. No best efforts or shared hardware resources with ratios of industry-average 50:1 like other providers. Abacus provides our customers hardware resources of 1:1 for complete coverage.

DRaaS Start Recovery < 48 Hours

Abacus DRaaS – Start Recovery < 48 Hours is a tape based traditional solution with Abacus as your hardware partner. In the event of a planned or unplanned declaration, Abacus delivers you hardware within 48 hours for you to recover yourself. You then have up to 30-days of unrestricted access to the Abacus provided hardware.

Abacus DRaaS – Start Recovery < 24 Hours provides 100% hardware coverage, available all the time, no matter who else is down. No best efforts or shared hardware resources with ratios of industry-average 50:1 like other providers. Abacus provides our customers hardware resources of 1:1 for complete coverage.

IBM Partnership Qualifications

Why Choose Abacus for Business Continuity?

  • Our infrastructure - When you partner with Abacus, you'll enjoy 100% coverage. No best effort resources.
  • Our personnel - We have the on-staff technical expertise to recover with, and for, you.
  • Our planning - Abacus engages with you through scheduled tests to vet out the details so you'll be ready if/when.
  • You have a desire to reduce or eliminate backup windows.
  • You have requirements to improve existing RTO and RPO.
  • You are seeking to eliminate tape based backups.
  • You have a requirement to document and test.

Establish Proper Coverage For All Your IT Workloads

Abacus takes an environment specific customer approach to business continuity. Our tiered offerings allow for flexibility with each solution encompassing infrastructure, personnel, and planning.