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JetStream Software Leads Tectonic Shift in Continuous Data Protection, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery

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Software Inc.
, an innovator in cloud data protection, today
announced the availability of JetStream
, a next-generation software solution for enabling cloud service
providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver
cloud-based services to enterprise customers with:

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  • Continuous Data Protection: immediate data replication to a
    recovery service
  • Business Continuity: virtual machine (VM) failover to a “warm
    cloud” environment
  • Disaster Recovery: VM and data recovery from cloud object stores

JetStream DR provides a software foundation for real-time replication to
a ready failover environment for immediate recovery and resumed
operations. Unlike traditional backup offerings that rely on
intermittent snapshots, JetStream DR replicates data at the moment it’s
written to local storage, for near-zero recovery point objective (RPO)
and near-zero recovery time objective (RTO). Additionally, the
near-synchronous data replication can be directed to an S3-compatible
object store, providing a highly economical solution for continuous data
protection, with full VM and data recovery through rehydration from an
object store bucket.

“In their quest for a higher level of data protection and business
continuity, management often present their IT organizations with
conflicting mandates, such as lower RPO and RTO, reduced costs, and
increased use of public cloud,” said Tom Critser, CEO and co-founder of
JetStream Software. “This dilemma is actually due to the technology
that’s currently available. With JetStream Software, organizations can
achieve better metrics in their public cloud DR services, while taking
advantage of object storage and thin-provisioned, on-demand failover
resources for economic advantage.”

New partnerships with object storage vendors including Cloudian and
MinIO join the company’s growing partner network with VMware, Google,
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

JetStream DR joins JetStream
and JetStream
as part of the JetStream
Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform

2019 Tectonic Shift in Data Protection

Enterprises already spend billions of dollars annually on disaster
recovery as a service (DRaaS) and cloud backup, signaling the beginning
of a disruption to an industry worth tens of billions of dollars. There
are two key drivers for this disruption:

  • The first is a shift in the demand side: In response to new and more
    varied threat vectors, the mandate for the technology has shifted from
    just backing up data to protecting business operations and maintaining
    business continuity.
  • The second driver is from the supply side: Cloud service providers can
    now deliver more advanced data protection services and realize greater
    economies of scale, while reducing complexity for enterprise customers.

Together, these forces are driving a massive change for enterprise IT —
the adoption of cloud services to enable business continuity
capabilities, replacing on-premises storage management technologies.

“We are seeing a tectonic shift in the space that used to be called
‘backup and recovery,’” explained Rich Petersen, president and
co-founder of JetStream Software. “The mission of this technology has
shifted from backups that ‘protect the data’ to business continuity
solutions that ‘protect the business.’ Also, the technology partner
deploying and managing these solutions has shifted from the enterprise
end user to the cloud service provider.”

Powerful Advantages That Simplify Data Protection

Using the same on-premises software infrastructure for continuous data
capture, JetStream DR provides two models for data protection and
business continuity. For business-critical workloads with the most
stringent availability requirements, VMs can fail over to a “warm”
VMware recovery environment maintained by the service provider.
Alternatively, data can be continuously replicated to an S3-compatible
object store. In the event of a failover, the VMs and their data can be
rehydrated on demand into a temporary VMware recovery environment,
enabling a much more economical DR solution.

With the goal of enabling DR as a true cloud service, JetStream DR
delivers these powerful technical advantages:

  • Continuous Data Capture for Near-Zero RPO
    In contrast to
    snapshot-based backups, JetStream DR continuously captures and
    replicates data as it is written to local storage through VMware IO
    Filters. The result is near-zero RPO and minimal impact on application
  • Hardware and Storage System Agnostic
    JetStream DR runs
    within VMware vSphere to protect VMs on any type of infrastructure:
    SAN, NAS, vSAN, HCI, etc. The recovery environment can be any
    VMware-compatible infrastructure, regardless of customers’
  • High Throughput, Fault Tolerant Connectivity
    JetStream DR
    is designed specifically for data center-to-data center DR services.
    The crash-consistent data pipe is optimized for high throughput,
    fault-tolerant data replication across network connections of varying
    quality, with seamless failover.
  • Leveraging Object Storage for Economies of Scale
    DR takes cloud data protection “beyond backup” by delivering real-time
    data replication into any S3-compatible object store, including AWS
    S3, as well as solutions from vendors including Cloudian, MinIO and
  • Policy-Based Administration
    JetStream DR supports
    multiple, concurrent availability policies, assigned per VM recovery
    group, for cost-efficient SLA management, minimizing manual effort and
    risk of human error.

Product Pricing and Availability

JetStream DR is currently in production deployment with select partners
and customers. All JetStream Software products are distributed via
enterprise technology resellers, cloud service providers and managed
service providers. Please contact
for regional providers and for more information.

About JetStream Software

Software Inc.
, an innovator in cloud software development, gives
cloud service providers (CSPs), managed service providers (MSPs), and
Fortune 500 enterprise clouds a better way to support workload migration
and business continuity across multi-cloud and multi-data center
infrastructures. JetStream Software is optimally suited to complement
VMware cloud infrastructures including VMware Cloud Provider Partners
(VCPPs) and VMware Cloud on AWS. JetStream Software is headquartered in
San Jose, California, with a wholly owned subsidiary in Bangalore,
India. The company is privately held. For more information, please visit,
and @JetStreamSoft.

JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform, JetStream DR, JetStream
Migrate and JetStream Accelerate are trademarks of JetStream Software
Inc. VMware, VMware Cloud, vSphere, Cloud Foundation, vSAN and NSX are
registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States
and other jurisdictions. All other brand names and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Tags: JetStream Software, data protection, DRaaS, disaster recovery,
business continuity, cloud migration, CDP, cloud service providers, CSP,
MSP, enterprise IT, enterprise cloud, VMware, VMware Cloud, cross-cloud,
multi-cloud, VSPP, VMware Service Provider Partners, virtual machines

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