Routed Hosting Boosts Cloud Offerings with VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service

Fast, reliable internet connections have fueled the growth of cloud services and transformed how business is done today. Still, these new services, new models and new business processes need a reliable bedrock to work on regardless of weather and equipment failure. No one knows this better than Routed Hosting, one of South Africa’s newest cloud service providers.

The nascent company founded in 2016 is now a VMware cloud provider partner and has achieved VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service certification, meaning customers can enjoy the Routed Hosting’s services with the disaster recovery reliability of VMware Disaster Recovery. It is the first local cloud provider partner to achieve this certification in southern Africa.

“Organizations continue to seek ways to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. With more applications, systems and data to protect than ever before, having a disaster recovery plan in place is important,” said Dave Funnell, business development manager, sub-Saharan Africa, VMware. “We are pleased that Routed has attained VMware DRaaS Powered status and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service enables Routed to offer its customers a simple, cost-effective VMware-based cloud service which can seamlessly support and protect any vSphere environment. With a proper disaster recovery plan in place, organizations can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their risk of data loss and downtime from natural disaster and equipment failure is low. As an added benefit, customers can also minimize costs to infrastructure, personnel, or redundant disaster recovery sites.

“Business continuity is a significant pain point for enterprise IT due to the complexity and cost of solutions. VMware vCloud Availability allows us to appeal to enterprises with a simple self-managed solution which is easy to deploy and cost-effective, due to good value licensing costs and pay-per-use cloud-based recovery resources,” states Andrew Cruise, managing director at Routed. “The fact that we have attained the DRaaS certification from VMware provides our customers with the comfort of knowing that we are capable of delivering robust and high performance DRaaS solutions that are approved by VMware.”

As a partner, Routed can give its customers better control over their virtual infrastructure with enhanced responsiveness and better performance, availability and scalability — all while enjoying reduced IT costs.

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