Financial Services Company, Disaster Recovery Site

This company does trading, portfolio management, retirement plans, and financial planning. They have a primary data center and needed a reliable and cost effective disaster recovery (DR) site. Because their DR site must come online quickly, the DR site must be run “hot”, constantly receiving updates from the primary data center, with staff on hand to perform the switch-over when needed.

Challenge #1

They had a single location, so were unable to manage a remote site without heavy investment in staff and equipment

ENKI Solution
ENKI's facilities are remote to their existing data center and managed by PrimaCloud with automated failover

Benefit
They did not need technical staff at a remote site to achieve DR requirements

Challenge #2

They did not want large charges for the disaster recovery site in standby mode

ENKI Solution
Reserved resources and pay-as-you-go service allowed standby site to be "hot" and scale up during a primary site failure

Benefit
Significant savings over colocation

Challenge #3

The disaster recovery site had to function just like their primary site

ENKI Solution
PrimaCloud custom virtual private data center architecture can duplicate physical infrastructure topology

Benefit
Their application runs unchanged in the PrimaCloud cloud with Windows and Linux servers

PrimaCloud Services Used

  • 50 GB RAM Used
  • 70 GB Reserved
  • 6 Linux and 11 Windows Instances
  • 3000 GB Storage
  • 100 mbps private circuit to customer site
  • No Instances under full operations services: customer normally manages DR site
  • On-demand system admin services on hourly rate during failover
  • User experience monitoring
  • 34 instances under server monitoring (including primary data center)
  • Proprietary vendor equipment colocated in nearby rack on private VLAN


Benefit Summary

  • Disaster recovery site achieved with no increase in staffing
  • Disaster recovery site costs less than 1/3 of primary data center when not failed over (resources and staffing)
  • Administrators can administer the disaster recovery site just like their main site
  • Scalability means that the disaster recovery site can assist the primary site if needed - or take over for it.

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