Techgate announced as first European recipient of VMware DRaaS Powered status

Disaster recovery specialist recognised for VMware expertise

Techgate, part of the Claranet Group, has been awarded VMware Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service™ (DRaaS) Powered status for its DRaaS VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) service. The first provider in Europe – and currently one of only eight worldwide – to have achieved the status, Techgate will work with VMware to develop and support new services to meet the needs of its customers. This effort will dovetail with Claranet’s existing participation in the VMware vCloud Air Network.

Techgate, which was acquired by Claranet in July 2015, has been providing business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for over a decade and has created an award-winning cloud-based DRaaS solution. Techgate was one of the first providers to use VMware Site Recovery Manager and its DRaaS Powered status has been awarded on the strength of the company’s expertise with VMware technologies.

VMware DRaaS Powered status is backed by VMware Site Recovery Manager™, the industry-leading solution that enables application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. VMware Site Recovery Manager is an automation solution that operates with an underlying replication technology to provide policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration of recovery plans. This provides simple and reliable recovery of virtual machines between sites with minimal or no downtime.

Michel Robert, Managing Director of Claranet UK, commented:

Techgate has been working with VMware over the last few years to build and test innovative DRaaS solutions for customers. The ability to build a disaster recovery environment in a way that is cost effective, reliable and secure is transforming the way that many businesses manage their IT. It does, however, take skill and experience to configure the DR environment correctly. We are therefore incredibly pleased to become the first European recipient of VMware DRaaS Powered status. With Techgate joining the Claranet Group we believe their DR capabilities, as demonstrated by this validation, combined with our extensive portfolio sets us apart from other managed services providers. This recognition furthers our position as a leader in the hosting business in the UK and as a long-time VMware partner.”

Graham Crich, director, Cloud and Service Provider Partners, EMEA, VMware, stated:

Organisations continue to seek ways to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. With more applications, systems, and data to protect than ever before, having a disaster recovery plan in place is important, we are pleased that Techgate has attained VMware DRaaS Powered status, and look forward to our continued collaboration."

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