Cobaltix designed and implemented a hybrid cloud disaster recovery solution for one of their venture capital firms. By combining local backups with replication to the cloud, the client has full restoration capabilities in case of server failure or local disaster.
Utilizing local, image based backups, a failed server could be fully restored to a virtual machine in minutes or restored onto dissimilar hardware in hours, rather than days.
The server image is also replicated to the cloud where the virtual server could be mounted and accessed via VPN capabilities. The full server image could also be shipped back to the client on a hard drive to restore onto new hardware. By combining onsite and offsite replication, the client is fully protected by any failures or disasters.