IT Brief Australia logo
Technology news for Australia's largest enterprises
Story image

JetStream launches disaster recovery software, with support for Azure

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 25 Dec 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

JetStream Software has released its disaster recovery software, JetStream DR, which will support Microsoft Azure VMware Solution.

JetStream will integrate its offerings with Microsoft to deliver new DR capabilities for Microsoft Azure VMware Solution, employing JetStream DR software along with Azure Blob Storage.

The ins and outs of the collaboration

Microsoft announced its collaboration with JetStream Software during this year's virtual Microsoft Ignite and VMworld 2020 conferences.

Now, the company's disaster recovery software, JetStream DR, is available for Azure VMware Solution customers and can be accessed through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

JetStream DR can be used to protect VMware virtual machines (VMs) in the customers on-premises data center with failover and VM recovery in Azure VMware Solution.

Additionally, VMware VMs already deployed to and running in Azure VMware Solution can be protected with VM failover and recovery to an alternate Azure VMware Solution data center.

Because the protected VMs data is maintained entirely in Azure Blob Storage during normal operation, customers realise the benefits of continuous data protection (CDP) in a DR-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering with lower infrastructure costs, according to a statement.

Specific benefits of the DR software

JetStream DR provides continuous data protection for VMware vSphere environments. The cloud-native software platform is specifically designed to provide the software infrastructure for a DR service offering for the enterprise or from a managed service provider (MSP) and cloud service provider (CSP).

JetStream DR is validated for Azure VMware Solution and is VMware-Ready, offering various capabilities including:

Cost-Effective DR: Maintains VMs and their data in Azure Blob Storage, enabling enterprise-grade DR at a lower cost of operation.

Agentless CDP: Captures and replicates data continuously via VMware IO Filters for continuous data protection without VM agents.

vSphere to vSphere Recovery: Supports Azure VMware Solution, so customers no longer need to maintain a failover site. They can failover to Azure VMware Solution and failback as needed when the original protected data center is restored.

Storage-Independent: Protects VMs in all VMware-compatible datastore types: block, file, vSAN, VVOL and third-party HCI.

Live Failback: Returns VMs to the protected site from Azure VMware Solution without interruption to VMs operation or protection.

Decoupled Design: Azure Blob Storage is more than just a journal or cold data tier it is the sole repository for all VMs, data, configuration metadata, and recovery policies.

Availability and release

Availability and Specifications JetStream DR is available now for Technology Preview through the Azure Marketplace, with general availability in early 2021.

To participate in the Technology Preview Program, contact JetStream Software directly.

License subscription pricing is based on the number of virtual machines protected.

Participants will need an Azure Blob Storage subscription and a VMware vSphere cluster in Azure VMware Solution in order to perform a full evaluation.

JetStream DR can protect environments running VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7. Within Azure VMware Solution, virtual machines currently run vSphere 6.7.

A changing market, a greater need

Despite the current economic downturn, enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure is the one sector in the IT market that is seeing increased demand.

Gartner forecasts overall IT spending in 2020 to decline by 5.4% ($207.6 billion) versus 2019, but it projects that surging cloud adoption in 2020 will drive an 18.4% increase in end-user spending for public cloud services in 2021.

Under pressure to do more with less, sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, transportation and retail are accelerating their planned move of IT operations and services to the cloud for greater flexibility and cost-efficiency.

Demand for disaster recovery delivered as a cloud-based service is growing rapidly as public cloud technology and the service provider ecosystem have matured considerably, enabling enterprise-grade business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) capabilities with the efficiency of cloud multitenancy and economies of scale, the companies state.

Cloud-native DR services have become even more essential in today's environment as new threat vectors have magnified risk. With the massive, sudden shift to remote work due to COVID-19, there is heightened sensitivity around security worldwide.

Effective BCDR strategies and operating plans enable organisations to maintain or resume functions as rapidly as possible, while safeguarding valuable data.

Leadership team comments on the collaboration

JetStream Software co-founder and CEO Tom Critser says, "Collaborating with Microsoft Azure enables us to provide a robust and cost-effective solution for disaster recovery and business continuity.

"It's an ideal combination: The JetStream DR software brings continuous data protection to enterprise VMware environments; Azure Blob Storage provides a cost-effective means of maintaining recovery assets; and Azure VMware Solution provides a highly available, reliable VMware on Azure environment that can scale to meet customers recovery and failover requirements."

Azure Dedicated corporate vice president Eric Lockard says, "Microsoft Azure collaborates with third-party data protection vendors in the VMware ecosystem with the objective of offering our customers greater choice in how they employ the Azure VMware Solution for backup and disaster recovery.

"JetStream DRs use of cost-effective Azure Blob resources for ongoing data storage, combined with the ability to expand VMware recovery resources on demand, introduces an exciting new model for disaster recovery."

Related stories
Top stories
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Is your chatbot bringing down the customer satisfaction score?
The top 10 reasons why chatbots are failing to meet customer expectations and what you must do to avoid that.
Story image
Tech job moves
Tech job moves - Fastly, INX, Kinly, SmartBear & Vectra AI
We round up all job appointments from July 29 - August 12, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.
Story image
Australian Defence Force
Cloudera and ADF partner for e-health management system
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has selected Cloudera as a strategic data partner to help transform its e-health management system.
Story image
Data Protection
Advancing genomic sequencing and public health with digital infrastructures
Right before our eyes, we've witnessed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine in record time. An enormous achievement in an otherwise lengthy task that previously took, on average, 10-15 years.
Story image
Customer experience
Scope Australia selects NICE CXone platform to streamline operations
One of Australia’s largest providers of disability support services, has chosen the NICE CXone platform to help streamline its contact centre operations.
Story image
Cyber attacks
Dramatic uptick in threat activity with exploits growing nearly 150%
"While it’s not a surprise given increased attack opportunities like remote work, it’s still a worrying development and one we cannot ignore."
Story image
Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner names Lookout a Visionary in 2022 Magic Quadrant
Gartner has recognised Lookout as a Visionary in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge (SSE) and one of the top three offerings in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SSE report.
Story image
Digital Transformation
Common challenges in the evolving digital world, and how to overcome them
Five technology challenges that will help highlight potential pain points and suggest how to circumvent or overcome them on the path to a smooth digital transformation.
Story image
Data analytics
Pressure on orgs to up their data analytics game - study
A recent report from Sisense highlights data transmission, analysis, and risk management remain top concerns for data professionals in APAC.
Story image
Dark web
Beware the darkverse and its cyber-physical threats
A darkverse of criminality hidden from law enforcement could quickly evolve to fuel a new industry of metaverse-related cybercrime.
AWS Marketplace
Learn how security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) enhances your security strategy.
Link image
Story image
Cybersecurity
Datacom research explores reality of zero trust in A/NZ
Zero trust is fast emerging as global best practice in cybersecurity and local leaders are on board, with 83% considering it essential to security.
Story image
Augmented Reality
TeamViewer remote access software integrated into RealWear Cloud
TeamViewer has announced a major expansion of its partnership with RealWear, a leading provider of assisted reality wearable solutions for frontline industrial workers. 
Story image
Hybrid Cloud
The essential guide to digital transformation by SolarWinds
Digital transformation is a buzzword thrown around all the time by companies, but what does it actually mean and why is it important? SolarWinds breaks it down.
Story image
eCommerce
Online shoppers leaving cart because of high shipping costs - report
New research commissioned by HUBBED reveals 90% of online shoppers abandoned a cart due to high shipping costs, and 64% say the lack of security was a purchase deterrent.
Story image
Remote Working
Cybersecurity concerns higher than before the pandemic - report
BeyondTrust's new survey shows Australian organisations are more concerned about cyberattacks than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Story image
SaaS
Exclusive: The Access Group shares the benefits of embracing SaaS
In today's rapidly changing working environments, efficiency and productivity are surefire ways to create business growth and success.
Story image
Application Performance Monitoring / APM
New Relic integrates offering with Atlassian’s Jira Software
New Relic has integrated errors inbox with Jira Software to allow developers to easily access and set up complete stack error tracking and software performance monitoring from within the tool.
Story image
Digitalisation
Aus Steel selects SYSPRO Cloud ERP in digitalisation journey
Aus Steel has selected global ERP specialist SYSPRO to help the company drive efficiencies in its build process and improve the scheduling of its precision engineered frames.
Story image
Microsoft
Microsoft, NSW partnership to accelerate digital transformation
The renewed partnership is designed to maximise the value of Microsoft solutions to various NSW Government agencies.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Gartner unveils key emerging tech to watch in 2022
"Such technologies present greater risks for deployment, but potentially greater benefits for early adopters," says Gartner.
Story image
Ransomware
Big business in cryptocurrencies and cybercrime
As of June this year, about a quarter (26%) of Australians considered cryptocurrency as a good investment, and over 36% have at one point considered buying cryptocurrency as an investment.
Story image
Privileged Access Management / PAM
The importance of stopping identity sprawl for cybersecurity
The 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shows that 61% of all breaches involve malicious actors gaining unauthorised, privileged access to data by using a compromised credential. Unfortunately, it is often too late when the misuse of a credential is detected.
Story image
Infrastructure
IBM expands Power10 server line for business modernisation
IBM has recently announced a significant expansion of its Power10 server line with the introduction of mid-range and scale-out systems.
Story image
IDC
High level of Customer Identity & Access Management adoption
The study from Okta revealed that the pandemic has either accelerated or highlighted the need for digital-first strategies.
Story image
Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Why the right ERP (and partner) is crucial to an innovative and successful business
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a foundational step to ensuring a robust business model; here's why choosing the right one could be vital to ensuring long-term success and innovative results.
Story image
ExtraHop
Organisations exposing highly sensitive protocols to public internet
More than 60% of organisations expose remote control protocol SSH to the public internet, while 36% of organisations expose the insecure FTP protocol.
Story image
Cybersecurity
Australian IT security concerns higher than before pandemic
Australian organisations are more concerned about cyberattacks than they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.
Story image
Data breach
Weak breach data disclosure laws for IP theft leaves vital Australian industries vulnerable
Infoblox has seen unprecedented levels of demand for cyber protection from companies outside of the Critical Infrastructure Act who have discovered security events and those who fear falling victim to IP theft.
Story image
Developers
Snyk announces plans to expand partner network in APJ
Recognising that partnerships are critical for growth, Snyk is building an entire partner ecosystem that will drive its expansion across APJ.
Story image
Data Protection
VMware introduces advanced workload protection for AWS
VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS delivers comprehensive visibility and security across on-premises and cloud environments for AWS customers.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Exclusive: NZ-based DEFEND offers global cyber protection
DEFEND supports customers in 66 countries across the globe with a relentless focus on ensuring that every dollar spent on security provides a meaningful return on investment and reduces cyber risk.
Story image
Marmalade
Exclusive: Marmalade empowers businesses to take control of their cash flow
Marmalade has been making waves in the invoicing space across Australia with its world-first invoice payments platform.
Story image
Network Management
Superloop helping Aussie K12 schools with latest offering
Superloop has launched CyberEdge, a new cybersecurity platform that will give K12 schools in Australia the tools to optimise, secure and manage their network.
Story image
Charity
SnapLogic teams up with meetmagic for charity and children
SnapLogic has announced its partnership with meetmagic, an online Australian platform that combines business and philanthropy.
Story image
VMware
Latest VMware threat report reveals truth about deepfakes
"Cyber criminals have evolved. Their new goal is to use deepfake technology to compromise organisations and gain access to their environment."
Story image
Compliance
Why security needs to shape your journey to the cloud
It's estimated that 80% of workloads could be in the cloud in the next few years. How can you make all that data secure?
Story image
Australian Spatial Analytics
Australian Spatial Analytics expands to Melbourne
The data services provider employing neurodiverse people experiences significant growth, gearing up for national expansion.
Wiise
Discover why a localised cloud ERP is the way to go for Australian businesses.
Link image
Story image
Cybersecurity
Education sector seeing highest volumes of cyber attacks
When breaking down the numbers to education attacks by region in July 2022, A/NZ was the most heavily attacked.
Story image
Indusface
Why enhancing bot protection for web and API endpoints matters
The trouble with bots is that they aren’t all bad. Unfortunately, this can make it challenging to detect malicious bots that find their way into your system and threaten your business.