CloudHPT: DRaaS Product Overview and Analysis

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Bottom Line:

Our product guides typically include some niche vendors in each sector, and CloudHPT is the niche offering for our DRaaS guide. CloudHPT is geared toward serving customers in the Middle East with x86 DR needs that wish to use the cloud for recovery. To be sure, it can also integrate with Azure and AWS clouds if desired, yet it is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and principally serves the Gulf region.

CloudHPT deploys workload discovery tools during the sales engagement, which are used to help enable onboarding and capture changes to the environment during the contract period. A monthly virtual test (noninvasive) and a full annual disaster recovery test are included without additional charge.

Though based on the Middle East, its platform is built using elements from partners Cisco, NetApp, VMware and Microsoft. Everything is hosted in an Equinix data centers in the region. The company offers a low latency, fully managed recovery solution. Its service is not inexpensive, yet for customers in the Middle East, CloudHPT is a highly viable choice.

Features:

Workloads Supported:

Physical and virtual x86.

Recovery Presence:

Four data center locations: two in the U.A.E. (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and two in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Riyadh).

Experience:

140 servers for DRaaS.

Replication:

Replication to the CloudHPT cloud.

Failover:

Click to failover application; failover and roll back.

Recovery time:

Within 15 minutes. High marks from users for RTO, RPO and support in high- or low-complexity environments.

Delivery:

Fully managed. “Complicated implementation, but excellent service and problem solving,” said an Enterprise Architect at a utility.

Security/encryption:

Its security information and event management (SIEM) as a Service capability is included in its DRaaS offering for the first 100 days. This enables CloudHPT to match every connection in and out of its cloud with threat intelligence from 20 global sources. Its cloud is protected with with IPS and Anti Malware devices.

Support:

24/7 hands on support. “Having DR with BIOS was an excellent decision. Very professional team for the implementation and support,” said a Group IT Manager in the telecommunications industry.

Key Markets and Use Cases:

CloudHPT is one of the only MSPs (managed service providers) that can meet the needs of clients with in-country requirements within Dubai and Saudi Arabia. It also has some existing clients configured for recovery to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure — within and outside of the Middle East.

Pricing:

High.

CloudHPT Summary:

Vendor
Workload Support x86
Regions Covered Dubai, Saudi
Best RTO Less than 15 min
Delivery Fully managed
Key Markets Middle East x86
Analyst Eval Niche Player
Price High
Key Differentiator Focused on Middle East
Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including eSecurity Planet and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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