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Flexential® Enriches Data Protection Portfolio with Highly Flexible DRaaS Solution

December 2, 2020

Pioneer in Disaster Recovery solutions offers new, tailored offering

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dec. 2, 2020 – Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity and data protection, today announced a new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, Flexential DRaaS. Flexential DRaaS is an ultra-flexible offering designed to answer the market need for a tailored solution that can protect complex IT infrastructures. Flexential was one of the pioneers in introducing cloud-based disaster recovery to the market in 2012, leveraging a team of experts to design modern, cost effective and reliable DRaaS solutions. The new Flexential DRaaS gives organizations the option to customize their selection according to their business requirements and only pay for what they need. Flexential DRaaS is scalable and highly flexible, tailored to each business’s individual needs with support for all types of environments, including on-premises, cloud, colocation and hybrid, and allows customization to technical and business requirements.
“In today’s highly connected world, business uptime and data availability are critical for business survival. Even seconds of downtime or data loss can be extremely destructive, causing revenue loss, brand damage and legal impacts,” said Mike Fuhrman, chief operating officer, Cloud and Managed Services, Flexential. “Flexential, which has nearly a decade of experience in DRaaS, is now offering a new, scalable, cloud-based disaster recovery solution that will give businesses the highly available environment, redundancy and continuous data protection they need to keep their data safe.”

Flexential DRaaS is designed to protect organizations’ most critical workloads that require RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes. The solution is powered by Zerto Continuous Data Protection (CDP), which provides journal-based recovery, allowing granular recovery of data from the point of just seconds before a cyberattack. This is especially critical now, as there has been a 148 percent rise this year in ransomware attacks relating specifically to COVID-19 scams. 

According to Forrester Research, “COVID-19 shined a bright light on every company unprepared to recover from a data center outage and refocused enterprise IT teams on improving resiliency.” [1] As businesses now work to ensure they are prepared when the next disaster strikes, Flexential is making data protection simple by designing, hosting and managing it for any organization. Flexential disaster recovery experts can guide organizations through the whole disaster recovery process from assessing the environment to designing, implementing and testing the entire disaster recovery infrastructure. The solution also saves organizations from overspending on data protection because it is a cloud-based, fully managed service that eliminates upfront investments in hardware, licensing management, and internal resource allocations.   

Flexential DRaaS is part of a robust end-to-end data protection portfolio designed to protect all systems and applications in a simplified and cost-effective way. The data protection portfolio offers Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to protect mission-critical workloads, Backup as a Service (BaaS) to protect secondary/less-critical workloads, Object-based Storage (OBS) for Geo-dispersed storage, and Archive Storage for storing data for long-term compliance and security purposes. 

Flexential also offers five DR centers in the U.S. strategically located to provide coverage within 600 miles of most metropolitan areas, truly ensuring that customers are always covered. To learn more about Flexential data protection solutions, visit here.  

[1]Forrester 2021 Predictions: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery, Dave Bartoletti, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Oct. 19, 2020.