Saturday, August 20, 2011


The exposure of Business Continuity Management (BCM) is no longer limited to large and public sector enterprises. During the last two decades, while most organizations tried to become self-sufficient on IT DR, the SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) or better termed as Emerging Enterprises, which followed the footsteps of the enterprise organizations, found it very difficult to setup or maintain high cost DR systems.

The traditional way of Disaster Recovery (DR) implementation includes setting up one's own site with the required IT infrastructure, and then managing it as effectively as the primary site. However, with this option, huge direct and indirect costs are associated. Further, the resources at the DR site are rarely put to use. While it's certainly imperative to have a DR site to recover from any disaster that may strike a company, one question which arises is whether there's a more cost-effective alternative.

Cloud in the context, set the right opportunity to move or build your DR on it, as the remarkable qualities of cloud guarantee high availability and survivability. It’s certainly well placed to deliver some compelling business advantages by transforming the model of IT service provision from traditional high-cost, in-house ownership to lower cost, pay-per-use computing. And with other benefits that include increased business agility, better inter-organizational collaboration, and the ability to reduce CapEx and move to OpEx, cloud is certainly a powerful tool that can deliver you sustainable competitive advantage.

Omnitech, a Leader in DR / BC services, brings to you an enterprise wide Disaster Recovery solution on Cloud - REVIVE, leveraging the concept known as Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). It’s an answer to the alternatives, where all size enterprises can now have a cost-effective DR.

REVIVE has the ability to recover workload (App, Database, and OS) through a cloud-based model, with scheduled replication of production side workload through regular migration over a highly secured environment. In the event of a disaster, you can have your critical business processes up-and-running quickly after declaring an outage of your IT infrastructure. 

REVIVE will activate on the Omnitech Cloud all the necessary computation resources required by your workload – such as Processing Power, Memory, and Storage – within minutes of failure! This ensures that during Business as Usual (BAU) the resource utilization is minimal, thus keeping your DR costs extremely low, and during Continuity of Business (COB) the costs are proportionate to the amount of compute power demanded – thus making your DR initiative now a true ‘Pay-Per-Use’ service from Omnitech.

Why REVIVE? If we study the costs associated with disaster recovery services, clouds can actually make DR cheaper. We compare the cost of running a DR Service using public cloud resources against a “build your own” DR service using an enterprise’s own private resources. To estimate the cost of the latter approach, we use the price of renting resource es from a co-location facility. This is a reasonable estimate for small to medium size businesses which may own a single data center but cannot afford the additional expense of a second full data center as a DR site.

After Utilizing over years of experience in the Indian Managed Services marketplace and leveraging its strong relationships with leading technology vendors such as Microsoft, IBM, VMware, Oracle, HP and many more, Omnitech has created a robust range of cloud services to be launched that can serve Emerging Enterprises in any market. REVIVE is one such cloud service and is developed to fill the gap between “Traditional DR” practice and current “off-shore DR” practice.

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