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About Phoenix disaster recovery as a service

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Phoenix introduces the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) functionality to extend its converged cloud-based data protection solution for enterprise infrastructure. The Phoenix DRaaS functionality enables you to recover and spin up the already backed up virtual machines in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. In case of disaster, Phoenix DRaaS ensures business continuity without the need for additional dedicated on-premise software, storage or hardware, which in turn ensures a significant reduction in cost and improvement in agility.

Phoenix DRaaS is available on demand in the cloud. The virtual machine can be recovered on demand in the cloud. Thus system downtime and its resulting impact on productivity are reduced to minutes.


Phoenix DRaaS provides a wide array of benefits to maintain business continuity during unplanned disasters that may disrupt the VMware environment. To ensure proper failover when disaster strikes your environment, Phoenix DRaaS provides an on-demand, cost-effective solution to eliminate the infrastructure burden, and significantly reduce the downtime.

The following diagram illustrates how data flows for DRaaS.

Phoenix DRaaS provides the following benefits for the VMware environment:

  • Instant recovery of virtual machines: The configured virtual machines are automatically converted to Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and stored in the customer-managed accounts, providing simpler failover setup and recovery within minutes.
  • AWS VPC-based secure failover: Phoenix preconfigures failover settings such as the VPC details, network group, security group, and boot instance type. Spin up occurs in your managed AWS account, ensuring both security and network is fully within your control. AMIs are spun up from inside the AWS account with an already established security and network group settings. Unlike most DRaaS vendors, Druva does not have any access to the failover environment.
  • Trusted public cloud infrastructure: Phoenix DRaaS is built on the market-leading cloud infrastructure of AWS that facilitates enterprises to achieve global reach and leverages elastic compute to quickly recover from a disaster event or replicate virtual machines for test and development purposes.
  • Global recovery coverage: AWS provides twelve storage regions worldwide with data durability of 99.99999% to safely and securely spin up virtual machines during a disaster.