What is CIRAS?
Cloud Infrastructure Recovery Assurance Software (CIRAS) helps cloud IaaS customers improve backup and disaster recovery (DR) posture by automating the capture of cloud IaaS, PaaS, and Serverless configurations, dependencies and data for entire environment or partial recovery after an outage or ransomware attack.
Why CIRAS is important?
Applications that use cloud IaaS, PaaS, Serverless and Container services typically use a complex web of multiple service elements, each of which has its own configurations and data. Due to the dynamic and distributed nature of the cloud and their failures, most customers are unlikely to declare a regional failover without having invested in continuous dependency mapping/graphing, configuration management, data management and automation. CIRAS solutions help organizations address these needs by capturing and orchestrating recovery as part of the protection strategy.
Business Impact of CIRAS
Backup, DR and continuous availability are not provided “automagically” in public cloud. It is a shared responsibility. Cloud providers are responsible for the "resilience of" the cloud platforms. Responsibility of application resilience "in" the cloud belongs to the customers. CIRAS solutions application-infrastructure-centered approach orchestrates protection of the associated configuration files and automates recovery across different cloud services.
Benefits of CIRAS
Reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
CIRAS reduces downtime and improves availability of applications to ensure business continuity.
Improve Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
CIRAS solutions reduce RPOs of data spread across various IaaS, PaaS and Serverless using cloud-native, application-native forever incremental data copies.
Reduce Organization Protection Risk
CIRAS reduces the risk of missed protection of distributed data spread across various IaaS, PaaS and Serverless services with application-infrastructure-centric model.
Reduce Cloud Infrastructure Cost
With hyperfast on-demand cloud IaaS, PaaS and Serverless creation in any region at any point-in-time, organizations reduce upfront cost of maintaining DR infrastructure.
CIRAS vs. Other Cloud Recovery Software Solutions
CIRAS stands out from other cloud recovery software solutions.
Just recovering data vs environment recovery from outages
Most of the backup and DR products just recover application data from backup or replicated data vaults.
Manual assembly vs Continuous cloud discovery and dependency mapping
Traditional disaster recovery products do not discover dynamic cloud application services and map dependencies leading to configuration drift from production environments.
Standby DR infrastructure cost vs On-demand environment rebuild cost
Traditional DR takes close to double the infrastructure similar to production. It takes time to build and maintain just for an unknown failover event. CIRAS can quickly rebuild environments to save tremendous costs.
Traditional DR run books vs Recovery-as-Code
Traditional disaster recovery needs manual run book creation. Manual run books need constant maintenance as the production and DR environments will be frequently out of sync. Moreover, legacy DR model only recovers groups of virtual machines. All the network and environment setup are left to customers.
Since, CIRAS solutions continuously discover cloud resources and map the dependencies, they can orchestrate a complex web of cloud IaaS, PaaS and Serverless services to have a complete recovery without having to write manual runbooks and hence avoiding all the maintenance nightmare.
Appranix pioneered CIRAS to provide comprehensive resilience to distributed and dynamic cloud applications. With our patented Dual-vault Cloud Time Machine architecture with automated Recovery-as-Code delivers hyperfast recoveries with no cloud experts or application developers or databases administrators are around.
CIRAS for Cloud-First Organizations Resilience
Ensure your cloud application infrastructure is ready for any outage and cyberattack.
Keep your infrastructure ready as your applications change
CIRAS has an adaptable design that adapts to your future application design, so you're always a step ahead for recovery.
Peace of mind
CIRAS's advanced cloud-centric recoveries mitigate against outages due to cyber attacks.
Scalable cloud recovery
CIRAS can expand effortlessly as your business systems expand and recover aggregate infrastructure services and data on multiple geographical sites, making it scalable to cope with growing infrastructure needs.
Avoid secondary data lock-in
CIRAS avoids third party backup format data lock-in by using cloud platform's built-in snapshots and replication mechanisms.