Case Study: Niemann Capital Management Invests in a Winning Recovery Strategy with InMage - Page 3
Putting it to the Test: InMage Meets RPO/RTO Benchmarks
InMage enabled Niemann Capital Management to meet its recovery time and recovery point objectives with benefits including application-consistent and granular recoveries, bandwidth and capacity optimizations, and remote administration so additional IT personnel were not required to manage the solution.
“We recently conducted a DR test, and our failover time from the moment we stopped operations at our primary site until we were completely operational at the secondary site was 26 minutes,” says Etheridge. That included all validation that everything was working properly and we could perform all required functions. Our goal was for mission-critical applications to be functional within two hours, and it only took us a fourth of the time to meet that RTO. That really proved to us the value of the InMage solution. Failing back over to the primary site was also incredibly simple in a test scenario. Another thing that’s advanced about InMage is its file system-aware replication. With most products, replication is at block level. If you have large blocks and only need one tiny bit of information, that’s a lot of wasted bandwidth. With InMage’s file system-aware replication, we have cut back on bandwidth even more and really sped things up. Our RPO is 30 minutes but most of the time we end up under two minutes, which is phenomenal.”
“The product speaks for itself, but the cooperation we’ve received from InMage has also been second to none,” concludes Etheridge. “We need to know we have a partner that takes our needs seriously and makes sure trained people are available in the event of a disaster. I personally test relationships, and the one we’ve had with InMage is the best support relationship I’ve ever had. It does a lot for our confidence level. If our entire IT department was unavailable, I’m certain InMage could perform a full site recovery. The bottom line is that we have a system for a fraction of the price we would have had to pay for a more conventional method.”