Modern Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service – MetroStor DR

MetroStor: Hybrid Cloud DR

Disaster Recovery as a Service

Recovery Options for:

​- Instant Recovery

- Warm Recovery

- Reserved Recovery

- Ship to Site

The CD-DataHouse DR Experience

Our experience tells us: "Serious Businesses require Serious DR Solutions".

Critical to any ​scenario is a trusted 1:1 relationship with a DR supplier. One that will last over years, ensuring when the moment arrives, you and the DR supplier are working in concert. That you can reach people - who are hands on with your DR data and know your systems.

Simply put:-

  • The right people
  • The right technology and
  • The right skills

 -- to all be in place, and ready to restore your systems in a meaningful way.

​It' is this 1:1 reason that our MetroStor Cloud DR service exists.

The right people,
The right technology and
The right skills to all be in place, and at the ready before your systems can be restored in a meaningful way.
Your Data and Systems Backed Up
MetroStor backs up and retains your data to our UK Tier 3 ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 datacentres.
Be ready for recovery whether its:
- a single server
- dozens of servers spread across a continent
- or your Corporate Headquarters with hundreds of Physical servers, VMware or Hyper-V Hosts
Why MetroStor by CD-DataHouse Ltd?
Since 2009, we've deployed over 120 backup systems - from 1TB to 1,500TB in size.
This experience has forged our practices and discipline to deliver an exceptionally robust Cloud Backup service and experience - MetroStor!
Today we support in excess of 1 Petabyte of Backups for our customers.

​The MetroStor Cloud DR Difference

Recovering a server or even 10 Servers is not DR - It's not even close.

DR is what it takes to recover:

  • an application stack
  • ​consistent cross server / cross application data sets and databases
  • clean and consistent databases
  • a network stack
  • a storage IO stack

​There is ​no point having a server 'up' if Oracle is corrupted or if your network permissions mean users cannot 'log in' to SQL based applications.

Each DR requirement is unique and complex.

​That's why we ​offer varying grades of DR as defined below.

Often a DR Assessment will help identify the right approach and balance this with cost.

The MetroStor Difference
    MetroStor Cloud Backup means you have a team of dedicated Backup & Data Protection Engineers on standby when your recovery requirements become critical.
MetroStor Flex Up & Down
    Grow your Backup and Data protection requirements - both UP and DOWN in size:-
    Pay based just on what you use.
MetroStor & You
MetroStor provides a complete backup platform:
    you eliminate owning, expanding, managing or paying complex 'vendor' licenses for backup software
    you have full assurance your data is backed up - off your site - and secured into our Tier 3 certified Datacentres

Why is MetroStor DR Different - The 4 R's of Cloud DR

MetroStor DR offerings


A powerful networked Server, Compute, Storage stack ​is shipped to your site to run your virtual & physical systems.​

Ship to Site

  • Our most cost effective solution.
  • A powerful Network, Server, Compute & Storage stack, in a mini rack, is shipped to your site to run your virtual & physical systems.

Reserved Recovery in our Cloud

  • Our next affordable level.
  • Your Network is predefined in our Datacentre.
  • Your systems are copied across the WAN into our Cloud on a daily, hourly or near real-time basis to our Compute/Storage ​stack.
  • Invocation of DR, has your systems accessible in minutes with critical servers ramping up to production performance levels over minutes to hours.
A powerful networked Server, Compute, Storage stack ​is shipped to your site to run your virtual & physical systems.​

Warm Recovery

  • Your network is ready to run in our Datacentre.
  • Your systems reside on our mid performing storage infrastructure ready to run.
  • Your systems are online immediately and critical data is accessible.
  • Warm Recovery is the ideal  balance between performance and cost.
  • Critical elements of your business will be online and performing quickly.

​Instant Recovery

  • ​While Warm Recovery has your systems online almost immediately, Hot Recovery has those systems performing at levels close or exceeding your everyday experience.
  • ​You have uncontended access to Compute/Storage resources.
  • Instant Recovery is for those businesses that cannot tolerate down time or tolerate performance impacting their applications.
  • Instant Recovery is our Top Tier offering.

Paul Huxham

Senior Analyst

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​"We chose CD-DataHouse as we knew they had a great depth of knowledge in storage and backup technologies, could rely on them to implement them properly, and achieve it all at a competitive price."

​"We chose CD-DataHouse as we knew they had a great depth of knowledge in storage and backup technologies, could rely on them to implement them properly, and achieve it all at a competitive price."

Why is MetroStor DR Different - The 5 R's of Cloud DR


It's about Recovery

  • It's about defined RPOs and RTOs, that are practical, measured and tailored to your business.

It's about RPO's

  • Its about multiple copies of your data, geo separated, with multiple retention points across time, allowing you to ​roll back and recover under almost any scenario.

It's about RTO's

  • ​a 5 minute RTO for 100 servers might cost 5-10 times more than having an RTO of 2-4 hours.
a 5 minute RTO for 100 servers might cost 5-10 times more than having an RTO of 2-4 hours

It's about ​Reinforcement

  • ​That's right - You haven't tested your DR in months or years and when you push that button it doesn't work.
    • VMTools is not up to date / The VMware to Azure convertor has a bug / The Network/VPN settings have changed and no one can access the Cloud DR site.
  • Our customers have the option to fall back a tier for their Recovery - meaning that in a worst case we can revert to 'Ship to Site'.
  • ​Reinforcements - or Multiple options means we have DR for 'Your DR'.

​Finally - Its about Re-assurance

  • It's knowing your systems are ready to run.
  • We'll conduct a recovery ready assessment of your servers daily.
  • We have a 1:1 relationship with all our customers - we know your environment and are on hand to offer guidance in the use of our DR Services.