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Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Dubai, UAE

Disaster Recovery and Migration Practice

Businesses are using the AWS cloud to enable faster disaster recovery of their critical IT systems without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site. The AWS cloud supports many popular disaster recovery (DR) architectures from “pilot light” environments that may be suitable for small customer workload data center failures to “hot standby” environments that enable rapid failover at scale. AWS provides a set of cloud-based disaster recovery services that enable rapid recovery of your IT infrastructure and data. Integra has extensive experience in deploying DR environments on AWS with RPO/RTO of seconds and minutes.

Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective

Recovery time objective (RTO) — The time it takes after a disruption to restore a business process to its service level, as defined by the operational level agreement (OLA). For example, if a disaster occurs at 12:00 PM (noon) and the RTO is eight hours, the DR process should restore the business process to the acceptable service level by 8:00 PM.

Recovery point objective (RPO) — The acceptable amount of data loss measured in time. For example, if a disaster occurs at 12:00 PM (noon) and the RPO is one hour, the system should recover all data that was in the system before 11:00 AM. Data loss will span only one hour, between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM (noon).

A company typically decides on an acceptable RTO and RPO based on the financial impact to the business when systems are unavailable. The company determines financial impact by considering many factors,such as the loss of business and damage to its reputation due to downtime and the lack of systems availability. We then plan solutions to provide cost-effective system recovery based on the RPO within the timeline and the service level established by the RTO.

AWS Data Migration / Transfer Options

AWS Data Migration Options

Disaster Recovery and Migration Methodology

Backup to S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is object storage with a simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web. It is designed to deliver 99.999999999% durability, and scale past trillions of objects worldwide.

Customers use Amazon S3 as primary storage for cloud-native applications; as a bulk repository, or as a data lake for analytics; as a target for backup & recovery and disaster recovery; and with AWS Lambda serverless computing.

It's simple to move large volumes of data into or out of Amazon S3 with Amazon's cloud data migration options. Once data is stored in S3, it can be automatically tiered into lower cost, longer-term cloud storage classes like S3 Standard - Infrequent Access and Amazon Glacier for archiving.

Storage Gateway

The AWS Storage Gateway service seamlessly enables hybrid cloud storage between on-premises environments and the AWS Cloud. It combines a multi-protocol storage appliance with highly efficient network connectivity to deliver local performance with virtually unlimited scale. Customers use it in remote offices and datacenters for hybrid cloud workloads involving migration, bursting and storage tiering.

The Storage Gateway virtual appliance connects directly to your local infrastructure as a file server, as a local disk volume, or as a virtual tape library (VTL). This seamless connection makes it simple for organizations to augment existing on-premises storage investments with the high scalability, extreme durability and low cost of AWS cloud storage.

You can connect to AWS Storage Gateway as a

File Gateway

The File Gateway configuration offers on-premises servers and applications a network file share. File data is cached on the File Gateway for local performance and converted to objects stored in Amazon S3. You can protect your objects through native tools like versioning and cross-region replication.

Volume Gateway

The Volume Gateway configuration connects to on-premises servers and applications as a local disk. Data in these volumes can be transferred into Amazon S3 cloud storage and accessed through the Volume Gateway. Store data locally for the highest performance (with snapshot backups to the cloud), or blend latency and scale by storing frequently-accessed data locally with "cooler" data in the cloud.

Virtual Tape Library

The Tape Gateway configuration replaces backup tapes and tape automation equipment with local disk and cloud storage. Your existing backup and recovery software writes native backup jobs to virtual tapes stored on the Tape Gateway. Virtual tapes can be migrated into Amazon S3 and eventually archived into Amazon Glacier for the lowest cost. Data is accesssed through your backup application and the backup catalog maintains complete visibility for all backup jobs and tapes.

DBVisit for Databases

Real-time Oracle database replication solution for real-time business decisions, migrating and consolidating Oracle to Oracle, MySQL®, Microsoft® SQL Server and Google Cloud SQL databases.

Why Dbvisit Replicate:
  • Installation: Intuitive wizard driven setup for easy deployment and to save time
  • Configurations: Full support for RAC, ASM and OMF; cloud, on-premise, hybrid environments
  • Technology: Internal redo log mining, conflict detection and resolution handlers
  • Affordable: Three editions to choose from to meet your needs and your budget
  • Flexible: Perpetual license or monthly use pricing
  • Support: Highly regarded responsive, effective, and caring product support

Zerto Replication

A complete solution for data protection and disaster recovery in a hybrid cloud by connecting disparate technologies with storage and hypervisor agnostic protection. Simultaneously replicate VMs within your own datacenter, to a secondary datacenter and to Microsoft Azure, AWS or 300 different Zerto Cloud Service Providers, all with only seconds of data loss and any point in time automated recovery.

Evolve IT by leveraging new storage technologies such as all flash arrays, remove multiple legacy point solutions for data protection and create hybrid clouds. With one simple solution Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 removes the barriers of technology lock-in and the complexity of multiple point solutions to enable endless possibilities.

Please get in touch with us implement Zerto based DR Solutions - we are official partners for Zerto in this region.



Business continuity and IT resilience are a click away with CloudEndure® Disaster Recovery technology. The one-touch disaster recovery solution utilizes block-level continuous replication, application stack orchestration, and automated machine conversion to ensure near-zero RPO and RTO for all applications, while reducing traditional disaster recovery expenses by over 85%.

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery (DR) Process

Step 1 - Initial Sync



Step 2 - Replication


CloudEndure - Initial Sync   CloudEndure - Replication

Step 3 - Non Disruptive Tests



Step 4 - Failover


CloudEndure - Non Disruptive Tests   CloudEndure - Failover

Step 5 - Failback



CloudEndure - Failback

Call us at +971 4 3364 840 to plan and implement your low cost Disaster Recovery (DR) and Migration requirements.

Integra Technologies FZE
PO 341352, A4-311, Dubai Digital Park
Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 4 3364 840
Fax: +971 4 3364 842

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