UKCloud Launches Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

UKCloud has launched Disaster Recovery to the Cloud, a self-service replication and recovery solution, powered by recovery software provider, Zerto.

As UK citizens increasingly expect to be able to access services online, around the clock, it has become even more important for public sector departments to invest in a back-up plan in the event of their local data centre suffering an outage or service disruption. Available across all government networks, Disaster Recovery to the Cloud enables public sector organisations to use the UKCloud platform as a cost-effective environment to recover from IT failures.

The service mitigates a wide range of failure scenarios that can affect a local data centre – including power cuts and natural disasters – as well as providing protection against application failures, including unsuccessful software updates, and malicious cyber attacks.

“It is crucial for our public sector customers to ensure that in the event of a disaster, their essential public services would face little or no disruption,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud. “Having a disaster recovery plan in place is mandated by the Civil Contingencies Act, but traditional disaster recovery solutions are expensive and inefficient. We’re delighted to be offering this new service, which will help our customers meet their business continuity objectives with a flexible and cost-effective solution.”

Disaster Recovery to the Cloud is based on a pay-as-you-use cloud model; organisations can select applications that are crucial for the provision of public services, and therefore only pay for the disaster recovery or business continuity that is needed.

Hansford added: “Disaster Recovery to the Cloud has been specifically designed with our public sector customers in mind. It is ideal for protecting sensitive data and services that are depended on by UK citizens, patients and public sector workers.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine