StoneFly the wholly owned subsidiary of DNF Corporation is offering remote replication services exclusively to its iSCSI and FC SAN storage appliances. Therefore, all those privileged customers using physical and virtual StoneFly iSCSI and FC SAN Storage appliances can replicate their critical data to a Stonefly Cloud Drives hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud platform. By remotely replicating data to a StoneFly Cloud Drive an affordable way to quickly add one or more disaster recovery sites can be achieved by enterprise users.
StoneFly Cloud Drive immediately offers to its users the privilege to save on the capital expenses that come with the purchase of additional physical appliances, along with their associated operating expenses such as power and cooling costs.
With StoneFly’s Cloud Drive Remote Replication service you can rest assured that your data is secure and protected against loss with a minimum of 3 copies of your data within Azure’s datacenter(s).
If suppose an outage or disaster strikes at an office premises, data can be accessed by branched offices through the mounted remote iSCSI drive of StoneFly Cloud Drive hosted in Microsoft Azure. Thus, by doing so, data continuity can be ensured in all the company branches which are geographically separated and using the main office data center for data access. Clients, customers, partners can make the best use of this service once subscribed.
For those who are worried about the privacy factor, the fact is that the user owns the data and is the single proprietor of it on StoneFly Cloud Drive. StoneFly doesn’t have any sort of information about user data.
Remote Replication definition- Remote replication is the process of copying production data to a device at a remote location for data protection or disaster recovery purposes. It is available in synchronous or asynchronous version. Synchronous replication writes data to the primary and secondary sites at the same time. With asynchronous replication, there is a delay before the data gets written to the secondary site. Because asynchronous replication is designed to work over longer distances and requires less bandwidth, it is often a better option for disaster recovery.
However, asynchronous replication risks a loss of data during a network outage because data at the target device isn’t synchronized with the source data.
Microsoft cloud based remote replication offers synchronous and asynchronous replication services.
Now, to those, who are eager to know about Microsoft Azure platforms security and services, here are some facts-
- Security is built into Azure from the ground-up and includes a trustworthy technology foundation, multi-factor authentication for comprehensive identity and access management, AES-256 encryption for data at rest, Azure Key Vault for easy encryption key management, industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and Microsoft Azure datacenters and within datacenters, secure connections between VMs, Azure Virtual Network to extend your on-premises network to the cloud through site-to-site VPN, threat management against online attacks, monitoring, logging, reporting, timely alerts, and penetration testing to improve security controls and processes.
- Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards including Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud, and Singapore MTCS. Microsoft was also the first to adopt the uniform international code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018, which governs the processing of personal information by cloud service providers. Rigorous third-party audits, such as by the British Standards Institute, verify Azure’s adherence to the strict security controls these standards mandate. Azure cloud services, with independently verified compliance, give you the foundation to achieve compliance for the infrastructure and applications you run in Azure.
- Azure runs in more datacenters and regions around the world than AWS and Google Cloud combined. Azure data centers can be found in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
- So, 99.999%(Five 9’s) uptime is guranteed.
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