Disasters happen, that doesn’t mean business failure has to. As they say “you can’t stop the Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 5.16.15 PMwaves, but you can learn to surf,” which is why a foolproof Disaster Recovery (DR) solution is crucial to any sound business plan. Furthermore, choosing the right solution for your organization is more important than ever. Today, many companies are pursuing cloud-based DR solutions as an addition to or replacement for traditional solutions because of key factors such as cost and ease of use. When making these decisions it’s helpful if you can get the opinion of other knowledgeable professionals who have faced similar decisions. We asked some of our customers why they chose VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, and we heard three key reasons: keeps systems running, improves service quality and saves money.

Keeps Systems Running

Getting back up and running soon after a disaster is important in any business but it’s especially critical in the medical field. National Physician Services, a tech company focused on healthcare information systems, greatly improved disaster recovery and reliability, in addition to ensuring core clinical systems remained operational during a disaster. “Using the VMware vCloud Air platform, we now have the cutover capabilities to ensure uptime for our critical systems,” says Bryan Graven, CEO, National Physician Services. “But even more impressive, by utilizing the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery technologies, we have reduced our existing RPO by 74 percent and our RTO by 90 percent.”

Improve Service Quality

No matter what business you’re in, your customers expect every interaction to be at least as good as the last one, if not more so. How can enterprises continuously improve? Let’s look at the example of Planview, a provider of cloud-based portfolio, resource, and work management solutions. This business needed to transform itself from a traditional on-premises software company to a cloud-based SaaS vendor, without building, managing and supporting additional virtual infrastructure in another location — and they decided to use VMware to help them do it. “The fact that it’s built on a binary compatible architecture that moves Planview’s infrastructure directly to VMware is a huge business benefit for us and allows us to drive higher quality service to our customers,” says Patrick Tickle, Executive VP, Planview.

Reduce Spend

No organization has an unlimited amount for CAPEX, and that’s especially true for small towns like Avondale, Arizona. They needed to reduce spending, provide access to critical servers during a disruption, and allow for periodic testing — all with minimal maintenance. They found what they needed with vCloud Air. “Now that vCloud Air Disaster Recovery gives us the ability to be up and running as quickly as possible, we finally have a comfortable level of assurance at a reasonable price,” says Rob Lloyd, City of Avondale.

Find out how these and other companies are embracing cloud-based Disaster Recovery and realizing significant benefits in protecting their environments in our new eBook, Case Study Insights: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery.

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