Business Continuity & Data Protection

"With our old system we had to re-boot at least one server a week, usually at the most disruptive time. In the two years since Alliance Technologies set up our virtualized infrastructure using VMware, F4Labs servers and a Fiber Channel SAN, we have not had a single minute of unplanned downtime, not one! "

COO, IT Support Company, Toronto, Ontario


Keep Your Business Running Non-Stop with a Business Continuity Solution from Alliance Technologies

Can your business afford any disruption of IT services? Thousands of data centers experience significant services interruptions every year, at the cost of lost business revenue and lost data -- or worse. And while disasters and unplanned downtime get the big headlines, planned downtime for hardware maintenance and backups is the cause of the majority of service downtime.

Business Continuity has become a vital ingredient of IT strategies in a world where businesses need to operate 24 hours a day. The disruption of IT services can be fatal to a business.

Whether it's a fully hosted secondary infrastructure or an in-house solution, our experts will help you meet your Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security, Data Protection or Compliancy challenges.

  • Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
  • Can you recover any computing system off-site?
  • Is your "data at rest" protected - is your company at risk of becoming a headline?
  • Are you protected from inappropriate web use?

With class leading Virtualization, Replication, Compliance, Data Encryption, Web Monitoring and Network Security technologies at our disposal, Alliance Technologies are pleased to offer our clients innovative solutions that ensure Business Continuity and provide an effective Disaster Recovery capability.

Data Protection & Replication

Riverbed - Application Performance Solutions

Alliance Technologies are proud to offer Riverbed products and solutions including WAN optimization, performance management, application delivery, and storage acceleration to enable our client’s IT to both manage and accelerate performance.

WAN Optimization (Steelhead)

The Riverbed® Steelhead® family of products optimize the performance of applications across hybrid networks – made up of private, public and Internet-based networks - to connect people, applications and data to accelerate business performance.

Network Performance Management

Whether you're managing day-to-day network issues, consolidating, building out, or experimenting for the future, you need network modeling and simulation tools that deliver a complete picture of your network.

Application Delivery (Stingray)

Stingray™ products accelerate, control, and secure web applications by routing, inspecting, and prioritizing application traffic. With Stingray, enterprises can transform application performance, both in the data center and the cloud.

Application Performance Management

Riverbed Performance Management solutions provide IT with the visibility and actionable insight to help deliver the application performance that users and business demand.

Storage Delivery (Granite)

An industry first, Granite™ products enable the consolidation of storage infrastructure such as Windows file servers and storage arrays from branch offices back to the data center without inhibiting branch application performance.

Cloud Storage (Whitewater)

Whitewater® cloud storage gateways eliminate tape, improve DR readiness and are 30 to 50% cheaper than disk and tape based solutions. Whitewater is built on industry-leading optimization, deduplication, and dual-layer encryption technology.

Contact us today to learn more about Riverbed’s class leading Application Performance solutions.

Actifio Protection and Availability Storage

The legacy data management approach has been to deploy complex, expensive infrastructure silos, built with point tools for protection, disaster recovery, business continuity, test & development, analytics, compliance or other applications, each making and managing redundant copies of data. Actifio Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) eliminates these silos with a radically simple, application-centric, service-driven solution at up to 10X lower cost. Actifio has helped liberate IT organizations and services providers of all sizes from vendor lock-in and the management challenges associated with exploding data growth.

Contact us today to learn more about Actifio Protection and Availability Storage.

Veeam Infrastructure Management

Veeam Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance partner, develops innovative products for virtual infrastructure management and data protection. Customers can reduce costs, minimize risks and fully realize the promise of virtualization with Veeam.

Veeam Backup & Replication™ with vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection™ and is the #1 VM backup solution.

Veeam nworks extends enterprise monitoring to VMware and includes the nworks Management Pack™ for VMware management in Microsoft System Center and the nworks Smart Plug-in™ for VMware management in HP Operations Manager.

Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution to optimize the performance, configuration and utilization of VMware environments. It includes Veeam Monitor™ for easy-to-deploy VMware monitoring; Veeam Reporter™ for VMware capacity planning, change tracking and documentation; and Veeam Business View™ for VMware business service management and categorization.

Contact us today to learn more about how Veeam’s innovative products can enhance data management and protection in your virtual infrastructure.

F4Labs -- Replication Appliance

The F4Labs SaRA (Storage and Replication Appliance) is specifically designed for the small to mid size enterprises that need a cost effective replication solution. Fully compatible with VMware, and with a full range of drive options for either capacity or I/O performance, F4Labs SaRA can be deployed as a centralized storage solution to a VMware infrastructure or, as a replication gateway.

For organizations without a secondary site, F4Labs SaRA can be used in conjunction with the Business Continuum service.

Contact us today to learn more about F4Labs SaRA and find out how you can implement a cost effective replication strategy.

VMware for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

VMware’s virtualization products give you the means to eliminate planned downtime, deliver high availability, and be better prepared for disaster recovery. Virtualize your data center and make it easier to build solutions for the following:

  • Data Protection, including non-disruptive backup and restore processes
  • High Availability through reduced planned and unplanned downtime
  • Disaster Recovery with hardware independent recovery

Business continuity solutions from Alliance Technologies leverage the capabilities inherent in a virtualized environment. By taking advantage of advanced features available in VMware Infrastructure and VMware Site Recovery Manager, innovative yet cost effective solutions from Alliance Technologies provide effective, implementable and manageable business continuity and disaster recovery protection that today’s information dependent organizations need.

Click here to learn more about a VMware based Business Continuity solution from Alliance Technologies.

In addition to VMware’s virtualization tools, Alliance Technologies offer a full range of services and complimentary technologies that can be deployed as either point solutions or, to compliment and enhance an overall business continuity solution.

Business Continuity Services

Disaster Recovery Planning

If, like most organizations you have concerns that about your Disaster Recovery plan, or lack of one, we can help. Alliance Technologies experts can work with you to develop a Disaster Recovery plan that compliments, not disrupts your business. Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Disaster Recovery Infrastructure

Don’t have or don’t want a secondary site and back up IT infrastructure? With Business Continuum, you will be able to bring up your virtualized servers hosted on state of the art hardware in a "tier 1" data centre. Whether the outage is due to a key server going down or, a potentially longer term cause such as a fire or flood, Business Continuum will ensure your business keeps running.

Ask Alliance Technologies about Business Continuum a cost effective way to enjoy the benefits and protection of a secondary site.

Network Security & Protection

ContentKeeper -- Web Monitoring and Filtering

Alliance Technologies is proud to partner with ContentKeeper Technologies - an industry leading Internet security and threat management organization that provides enterprises with a range of fault tolerant, secure, flexible and highly powerful network solutions. It is designed for small, medium, large and enterprise environments.

Fortinet -- Secure Gateway

Fortinet's FortiGate is the new generation of secure gateways that enable enterprises and service providers of all sizes to obtain the highest levels of security and application level control over networked traffic. Built from the ground up by Fortinet, FortiGate systems start with a purpose-built hardware platform for unmatched performance. And by consolidating critical security technology and services into a truly integrated system, FortiGate delivers more effective security, notable cost savings, and a smaller environmental footprint.

Contact us today to learn more.