ContinuitySA launches disaster recovery as a service for IBM pSeries and iSeries

Johannesburg, 08 Mar 2017
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ContinuitySA, Africa's leading provider of business continuity and business resilience solutions, is offering disaster recovery as a service (DRAAS) for IBM Power systems. The offering complements the company's existing DRAAS offering.

"Disaster recovery as a service is increasingly popular because it allows companies to access genuine disaster recovery capabilities that actually work without the trouble and expense of setting up and managing their own DR site. What are doing now is making this capability available specifically for a particular technology type widely used - and relied on - in the enterprise computing world," says Sasha Malic, Head: Availability Services at ContinuitySA.

Malic says that duplicating expensive hardware like the IBM pSeries or iSeries at a DR site does not make financial sense. In addition, mission-critical technology needs more than just failover hardware, it must be part of a comprehensive business continuity plan that covers the whole environment. Typically, such systems would be functioning within a hybrid environment.

"DRAAS makes it possible to integrate this specific technology stack into an integrated, tested business continuity strategy," he says. "Because it is purchased as a service, there are no upfront costs - clients pay for the capacity they require in one of our professionally managed DR sites, and the service can be extended to cover relevant Wintel systems so the entire environment can be recovered."

In addition, syndication and virtualisation means that costs can be reduced in line with the client's budget and risk profile.


ContinuitySA is Africa's leading provider of business continuity management services to public and private organisations. Delivered by highly skilled experts, its fully managed services include ICT resilience, enterprise risk management, work area recovery and BCM advisory - all designed to enhance business resilience in an age of escalating threat. By helping clients understand their risk profile, and then develop an appropriate risk-mitigation strategy, ContinuitySA provides peace of mind for all stakeholders.

ContinuitySA operates the continent's biggest network of recovery centres, with more than 20 000m2 of space in Gauteng (Midrand and Randburg), the Western Cape (Tyger Valley and Somerset West), in Kwa-Zulu Natal (Mount Edgecombe) as well in Botswana, Mozambique, Kenya and Mauritius.

ContinuitySA is a Gold Partner of the Business Continuity Institute and the recipient of the BCI's 'Continuity and Resilience Provider' Award for the third consecutive year in 2016.

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