Key Differentiator 1: One Simple Service vs. Fragmented Multiple Services
When choosing a cloud resilience solution, the choice between AWS Resilience Hub and Appranix becomes clearer than ever. AWS Resilience Hub comprises 10 unique products, offering flexibility. In contrast, Appranix offers a single comprehensive service built using AWS API, eliminating the need to manage multiple services for your AWS application's resilience. Appranix provides a distributed cloud application-centric point of view, significantly reducing the total cost of ownership and guaranteeing better recovery time objectives (RTO). Achieving comprehensive cloud resilience for your application is as simple as subscribing to Appranix through the AWS marketplace.
Key Differentiator 2: Backup AWS Cloud Configurations Outside of AWS
Appranix brings an additional layer of security to the table by backing up and vaulting all cloud configurations and dependencies immutably outside of AWS. In contrast, AWS Resilience Hub does not provide a unified system for this, potentially exposing your configurations to threats. AWS Resilience Hub does not offer cloud configuration backup, meaning that if your AWS account is compromised, you may not have access to the AWS Resilience Hub to recover your applications.
Key Differentiator 3: Unified Data Backup and Replication
With AWS Resilience Hub's Backup, your application data is stored in a different vault, while your replicated application data is managed and stored by AWS Elastic DR using a different mechanism. To recover your distributed cloud applications at a specific point-in-time, you would need to bring up several services together in-sync with your AWS Backup data for regional recovery or use AWS EDR replication in another region for disaster recovery. However, there is no guarantee that all cloud services, application images, and your application data will sync properly to ensure your distributed applications run smoothly after a ransomware attack or an outage.
Appranix combines data backup-as-a-service, replication-as-a-service, and DR-as-a-Service to provide enhanced security and performance for your application data. Leveraging all native AWS capabilities, Appranix ensures you do not sacrifice performance for backup or replication, resulting in better recovery point objectives (RPO) and RTO compared to agent-based traditional backup and DR products. Additionally, Appranix allows you to maintain control over your data residency and sovereignty for your applications with a native format and no translation between backup and replication servers and your production applications. Appranix does not move your application data to its cloud, resulting in better RPO with forever incremental data copies.
Key Differentiator 4: Just Restoring Data vs One-click Hyperfast Rebuild of Application Environments with Data
A key difference between AWS Resilience Hub and Appranix is the ability to rebuild application services and data to a specific point-in-time, rather than just restoring data from AWS Backup or AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery.
Appranix simplifies this task by offering a one-click rebuild of application environments. This rapid recovery minimizes business downtime, saves costs, and mitigates business risks.
Key Differentiator 5: Rebuild Environments in another Cloud Account or Tenant for Clean Rooms
Unlike AWS Resilience Hub, Appranix allows you to rebuild your entire application environment, including your golden copy of application data, cloud services, and dependencies, in a completely different account or across a different tenant at a particular point-in-time. This is crucial for your business if you lose access to your AWS account due to a ransomware attack.
Key Differentiator 6: Automated Cloud Assemblies vs Manual Resource Groups
Managing distributed cloud applications can be complex and time-consuming. With AWS Resilience Hub, you have to manually create and manage resource groups, which can be challenging when centrally managing resilience for various applications and microservices developed and deployed using different DevOps pipelines. It can also be difficult to continuously manage these services together as application services change over time. Appranix simplifies this process by automatically generating resource groups, known as Cloud Assemblies, reducing infrastructure management overhead for the recovery of your distributed applications.
Key Differentiator 7: Cost Efficiency and Cloud Infrastructure Optimization
By using Appranix, you not only avoid the manual purchase and assembly of multiple services, but also save on AWS infrastructure costs for running servers for Elastic Disaster Recovery and associated maintenance. Appranix allows you to rebuild your application environments on-demand, eliminating the need for a secondary zone or region infrastructure. This cost efficiency is a significant advantage over AWS Resilience Hub.
On average, customers save 70% on disaster recovery costs, providing substantial savings compared to AWS Resilience Hub. Appranix continuously discovers and optimizes storage, dynamically building environments based on your RPO and RTO, which helps avoid management costs due to drift between your production and recovery environments.
Key Differentiator 8: Integrate with Third-party Security Scanning Solutions
To ensure your environments are clean before creating application environments with immutable data as a golden copy for recovery after an attack, you can utilize AWS or third-party ransomware and malware scanning solutions. Appranix makes it easier to create a virtual copy of your environments without disrupting your production environment, allowing for comprehensive security scans using multiple tools.
Key Differentiator 9: Flexibility to Run Several Chaos Engineering Experiments
Appranix offers a robust one-click live clone mechanism for the entire application environment. You can create multiple virtual clones, enabling you to run several experiments simultaneously. This allows you to use various fault injection tools in parallel and reduces the time required to run chaos experiments, increasing system reliability.
Key Differentiator 10: Versatility: Multiple Use Cases
Appranix's virtual environment live clones are particularly useful for Dev/Test environments. You can create multiple copies of your environments without disturbing your production environment, using the latest production data copy. Once testing is complete, Appranix can automatically clean up the environment, reducing cloud infrastructure costs.
Appranix Cloud Resilience Copilot is also available for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and various Kubernetes distributions.
By comparing AWS Resilience Hub and Appranix Cloud Resilience Copilot, it becomes evident that Appranix simplifies resilience management, reduces costs, and offers hyperfast recoveries from outages or ransomware attacks, significantly reducing organizational risks.