JetStream DR Gives MSPs, CSPs Continuous Data Protection Tools

JetStream DR provides real-time data replication, giving businesses vastly improved backups of their data.

Todd R. Weiss

April 29, 2019

4 Min Read
Data protection tools

For JetStream Software, helping cloud customers replace their old snapshot disaster recovery capabilities with almost instantaneous real-time backups for improved data stores when disaster strikes is the focus of its all-new Jetstream DR application.

Built to provide continuous data protection for critical business data in the event of a disaster, JetStream DR is designed to be used by MSPs and cloud service providers (CSPs) to serve their business customers with state-of-the-art capabilities.

By replacing today’s typical intermittent data backup snapshots with real-time, near-synchronous data replication for customers, the cloud-based JetStream DR application is able to provide near-zero recovery point objective (RPO) and near-zero recovery time objective (RTO) performance in a package that integrates with AWS S3 and other object stores, according to the company.


JetStream’s Rich Petersen

“We are seeing a tectonic shift in the space that used to be called ‘backup and recovery,'” said Rich Petersen, the president and co-founder of JetStream. “The mission of this technology has shifted from backups that protect the data to business continuity solutions that protect the business.”

At the same time, he said, the technology partner deploying and managing these products and services has shifted from the enterprise end user to the cloud service provider, which is where JetStream comes in. JetStream DR is available in two models for data protection and business continuity. For business-critical workloads with stringent availability requirements, virtual machines can fail over to a “warm” VMware recovery environment maintained by the service provider. The other model allows data to be continuously replicated to an S3-compatible object store, including AWS S3 as well as to products from vendors including Cloudian, MinIO, Western Digital and others.


Enterprise Networking Solutions’ Chad Hodges

For channel partners, JetStream DR adds deep performance advantages for backup services compared to competitors, Chad Hodges, the vice president of business development with systems integrator and professional services company Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc., told Channel Futures.

“We have a robust disaster recovery-as-a-service (DraaS) practice and this will facilitate a broader capability to provide those services to our current and future customers adding capabilities traditional solutions can’t do without extensive cost and complexity,” said Hodges. A major benefit of the product is that it delivers lower RTO and RPO times in particular without massive cost outlay, he said.

Another strength of JetStream DR compared to other disaster recovery products is that in most instances companies must have similar infrastructure in their facilities and where the disaster recovery systems will be activated in the event of a declared disaster, said Hodges. “With Jetstream this won’t be the case as we don’t need to have the same footprint on both sides of that equation.”

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…his company and its customers, he added. “The cloud adoption strategy with JetStream will be interesting to watch. As we see customers really continue to have choice of platform and choice of provider, I can see JetStream really allowing clients many options.”


IDC’s Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin, an IT analyst with IDC, said JetStream DR is innovative enough that it starts to blur the lines between backup and recovery and disaster recovery and recovery. “What’s different about this is that they apply a continuous data replication methodology,” he said.

“These guys are offering to get the RPO down to a measurement in seconds,” said Goodwin. “I think it’s a big deal as organizations try to lose less and less data. Data loss is very expensive for organizations in terms of time, in terms of customer loyalty and in terms of operations. This is really helping companies to get to a point where you can have near-zero data loss.”

JetStream is among the first vendors to introduce such capabilities, according to Goodwin.

“This is good for the channel to sell to customers because it can help differentiate them,” he said. “It tees up a very rapid disaster recovery scenario in the event of a disaster.”

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Todd R. Weiss

Todd R. Weiss is an award-winning technology journalist who covers open source and Linux, cloud service providers, cloud computing, virtualization, containers and microservices, mobile devices, security, enterprise applications, enterprise IT, software development and QA, IoT and more. He has worked previously as a staff writer for Computerworld and, covering a wide variety of IT beats. He spends his spare time working on a book about an unheralded member of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves, watching classic Humphrey Bogart movies and collecting toy taxis from around the world.

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