Disaster Recovery Solutions

Whether you’re hit by a natural disaster, hardware failure, data breach, or ransomware attack, you need to recover your data quickly and painlessly.

Disasters take many forms

A single event or mishap can disrupt your operations entirely, with costly fallout.

But the right tools and disaster recovery protocols can help you recover your data quickly and painlessly. Are you prepared to recover from:

53% of global IT decision-makers think it’s likely their company will experience a brownout or outage so severe that it makes national media headlines.1


of business processes have an RTO of 4 hours or less 2


assess their data protection strategies annually 3

“A problem with data availability can have a catastrophic impact on a research study”

-Mark Penny, Infrastructure Systems Specialist, University of Leicester

  • £ 1 million deduplication savings
  • 96% backup success rate
  • 6 hour full backup window – decreased from 4 weeks

Why organizations need a disaster recovery plan

Historically, backup and recovery have focused mainly on the first part: the backup. The admins in charge spend most of their time making sure overnight backups have completed while running any needed corrections. Meanwhile, data recovery tests get pushed off to quarterly, annually, or even not at all. The only time most people think about recovery is when they need to recover for real. That’s like finding out your fire extinguisher doesn’t work while the flames are already spreading.

With so much riding on your environment, you can’t afford to wait that long to find out you have a problem with your backups. You can’t risk waiting until you need it to discover that your recovery doesn’t work. The consequences of getting it wrong can be severe:


of business processes have an RTO (Recovery Time Objective) of 4 hours or less 4


of companies without disaster recovery coverage who suffer a major disaster are out of business within a year 5

When there’s a disaster, outage, ransomware strike, or other disruption, you need to be able to get your organization back online quickly. That means always being ready… for anything. And given the rapid change in today’s IT environments, readiness can’t be something that you can afford to address annually… or even quarterly. Readiness must be a daily focus.

Overcoming 3 disaster recovery challenges

Simplification, automatic, rapid disaster recovery solutions for enterprise data protection environments:

5 Elements to protect and recover from a disaster

To reach a state of recovery readiness, Commvault recommends organizations undertake these five steps:  

  • Create a disaster recovery plan: an effective strategy is a foundation for a full and speedy resumption of normal operations.
  • Protect: implement layers of infrastructure protection and controls to strengthen the resiliency and security posture through advanced tools, policies, and guidelines.
  • Monitor your environment: intelligently manage your data through a single interface to ensure data availability and business continuity across your on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Restore your data: perform fast restores with an intact and secure data copy to quickly resume normal business operations and reduce the impact.
  • Test your plan: frequently test to verify you can meet your defined SLAs for high-priority data and applications.

Together, these steps help you maximize data availability as you accelerate your digital transformation while reducing risks and costs.

Preparing a disaster recovery plan takes time and expertise, something that may be limited. With the increasing likelihood of an outage or disaster, you can’t put it off until tomorrow. Commvault Readiness Solutions help you accelerate the return to normal business operations. Learn more at Commvault Readiness Solutions.

Requirements for a disaster recovery plan

As the importance and value of data grow, being ready to protect and recover it is vital. Whether you’re hit by a natural disaster, hardware failure, human error, data breach, or ransomware attack, your data is under constant threat.

You need to recover your data quickly and with as little disruption as possible.

Your disaster recovery readiness needs to be:  


Easy-to-implement disaster recovery orchestration and automated compliance reporting from a single extensible platform and intuitive user interface.


Fast replication of VMs, applications, and storage snapshots with the ability to customize RPOs to the mission criticality of your workloads.


Cost-optimized cloud data mobility lets you take full advantage of the cloud’s flexibility and availability, with autoscaling (both up and down) to control expenses.


Resilient ransomware protection and end-to-end data security with encryption both at rest and in transit.


Flexible copy data management for verifiable recovery, to validate DR replicas, and to support DevOps, testing, analytics, and more.

Introducing Commvault Auto Recovery

An easy-to-use disaster recovery software solution with orchestration, automation, and verifiable recoverability for business continuity across cloud, on-premises, and SaaS workloads.

  • Reduce your disaster recovery costs
  • Recover your data wherever it resides
  • Avoid vendor lock-in and typical cost drivers

Ready for IT disaster recovery. Ready to secure data.

Of course, with actual readiness, you should be able to see that your backup infrastructure is secure! Our simple, comprehensive disaster recovery-readiness dashboard shows you where things are going well and where you may need more work. This makes it easy to address issues affecting recoverability quickly.

  • Support multiple data types, applications, and hypervisors.
  • Support multiple Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) to meet Service-Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Deploy DR solutions to-and-from on-premises and across public and private clouds.
  • SLA-based protection plans for backup and DR together.
  • Coordinate DR functions: failover, failback, testing, and reverse protection.
  • Reduce threat exposure through system control, site, storage layer, and network hardening.

Use production data copies for secondary use cases

With access to a secured, protected copy of your production data (I.e., Copy data management), Commvault software can be leveraged to manage the provisioning, migration, cloning, and presentation of data sets for secondary uses. 

Copy data management helps you administer active copies of production data. It reduces the amount of primary storage needed and the time required for making copies. A single copy of production data is captured and used for all copy provisioning purposes. It continuously captures incremental change data from the production database, running in forever- ”incremental forever” mode to make backup operations faster. A self-service console makes it easy to provide secure copies.

You can use the same backup for copy data management, backup, and recovery operations, including:

Dev/Test operations
Quality assurance
Security testing

Disaster recovery

How Commvault helps

As an industry leader with proven solutions, Commvault has earned customers’ trust across industries and around the world. Here’s what they have to say:

  • 95% of surveyed IT organizations said Commvault gives them greater confidence in restoring their data to resume business operations quickly6
  • 74% said Commvault delivers greater benefits in improving restore times (Recovery Time Objectives)6
  • 90% of IT organizations agreed that “Commvault has expanded our disaster recovery capabilities” 6

When disaster strikes, the right disaster recovery capability can get your business back on its feet quickly and easily— you are recovery ready.

Disaster recovery: Recover your data quickly — and fully — from any event
Six Steps To Ransomware Recovery In A Commvault Environment

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