Cloud Disaster Recovery

DRaaS by Quest Cloud

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DRaaS. Take continuity to the next level

A Disaster recovery scenario can come from any direction, in any form, at any time. The inability to keep a company operational during a technology outage, facility destruction, loss of personnel or loss of critical third party services can cause irreversible damage to any business.

Quest DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) utilises real-time replication to prevent data loss and enable fast recovery to our Cloud based secondary servers in the event of planned or unplanned failures at primary sites. And as it’s cloud, it can be accessed by an user in any location, which then becomes a substantially lower cost alternative to workplace recovery centres.

The industry-standard measure for downtime is called RTO (Recovery Time Objective), and with Quest DRaaS, the failover technology reduces downtime to as little as 5-minutes after a total server failure.

For data-loss, the term used is RPO (Recovery Point Objective), and the real-time replication technology ensures that data-loss is normally zero, depending on data in transit at the point of failure (there are integrity methods included in the solution to prevent corruptions).


Traditional backup process, whether to tape, disk or to an online service, typically operate once a day, which means that if you need to restore your data after a failure, you could lose one whole day of your work related data.

In the modern world of dependency on electronic data, this will have an appreciable disruptive impact on any business.

But more significantly, the process of restoring your data onto a server requires specialist knowledge, and a single server typically takes 2-3 days to recover. The disruption this could cause to any business is significant.

Time is money to business, and every minute of downtime is not only directly affecting your bottom line; but is affecting your business reputation. Ensure you can be back up and running as quickly as possible with Quest DRaaS.

  • Enables automated and push button, on-demand fail-over with push-button fail-back
  • Data replication uses enterprise level software that synchronises only the changes made to your files, so it’s efficient on bandwidth
  • Ensures the integrity of real-time replicated data with patented write-order consistency
  • Data compression option for more efficient bandwidth usage – plus encryption for secure over the wire transmission.
  • Can protect any combination of physical, virtual or Cloud servers
  • Supports Windows and Linux, vSphere and Hyper-V
  • Safeguard your Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, BES, Oracle and many more

Quest DRaaS is built using the most proven, market leading disaster recovery software. We can protect anything from a single, critical server, to every server on your local network.

We will work with you on every-step of the creation of a DRaaS solution. Our consultancy services will ascertain whether the client has the appropriate infrastructure including internet connectivity to use and benefit from DRaaS.

Once the client software has been installed on each server, we can then begin the data mirroring process to our cloud. Once complete, we are able to carry out unintrusive testing of the solution, before going live.

At Quest we believe that any DRaaS solution is only as good as its last test, so we include an annual failover test within our offering to ensure that your solution works when you need it to.