Do you ever notice that a limited number of options makes achieving goals difficult? For example, when painting a wall, going to a paint store with a large number of paint choices will result with better success than if going to a paint store with a limited selection.
When it comes to backup and recovery solutions, Rapid Recovery offers more ways to backup and recover data. Rapid Recovery is an extremely flexible solution that does not limit customers when protecting data, rather it allows for a greater number of ways to get an environment up and running again, really fast.
Current backup solutions and appliances have limited restore capabilities. Data may be recovered near immediately, but their recovery target choices are restricted. If one cannot recover data to the desired location, near immediate data recovery is not useful. For example, most backup and recovery solutions can only near-immediately recover VMware virtual machines in VMware. What will one do when their virtual machines become corrupt in an unstable VMware environment? What if an environment is running multi-hypervisors and you cannot recover across them? These solutions are limiting your recovery options and productivity.
Rapid Recovery is more like a paint store with a large number of choices, as Rapid Recovery has many recovery options to get you up and running quickly. For example, a VMware protected machine can be near immediately recovered to other hypervisors such as, Hyper-V, VitualBox, Azure, and VMware Workstation. Rapid Recovery’s flexible recovery capability is called Cross Hypervisor Recovery which makes recovery simple while improving recovery success.
You really should put an asterisk next to Azure. Rapid Recovery only supports restores to the ASM (Classic) Azure model. If you are a CSP, or new to Azure (because why would you create a non ARM resource?), you cannot use the Export VM to Azure feature.
Replication to Azure works great, but why is there no support for Azure ARM yet? Both Veeam and Backup Exec 16 support Azure Resource Manager.
ARM support is currently being evaluated and no release date has been determined yet.
Rapid Recovery ability to recovery to Azure offers many advantages over Veeam and other solutions. Rapid Recovery offers a feature called Continuous Virtual Standby where a protected machines backup data is immediately exported to its clone virtual machine (called Virtual Standby) in Azure. When a protected machine backup data has been updated or refreshed (incrementals, etc.), this data is quickly copied to its Virtual Standby. This way, the Virtual Standby is always updated and current and can be recovered in minutes. When a virtual machine needs to be recovered in Azure using Veeam or many other solutions, a full restore to Azure is required which can take hours to days. Rapid Recovery can offer significant RTO advantages.
Additionally, Rapid Recovery archive feature Support ARM storage accounts. Archiving and restoring from archiving with ARM is supported.
Yes. Love Rapid Recovery's feature set and love working with the software. I was just disappointed to find out ARM wasn't supported. I am thrilled to hear that it is in the works.