Cloud service provider Redstor, has launched a Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) service which allows businesses to access their systems, files and data within minutes from any Internet connection in the event of a disaster. Redstor’s VDR copies servers and their data offsite reportedly making recovery quick and easy – the fully managed service requires little to no customer management. Once configured, an onsite appliance stores system snapshots locally and then securely transfers them to the DR platform in an encrypted format whilst minimising bandwidth usage. Chris Sigley, General Manager of Redstor says:” Professional businesses often can’t afford the loss of access to critical business data for even a couple of hours. Redstor’s virtual disaster recovery service ensures that when a disaster occurs, a business’ systems and data are accessible via the Internet within minutes.” All system copies are remotely recovered and tested nightly, ensuring that the DR process will succeed when required. The recovery systems are booted up and agents test and report on a wide variety of items and any failures or issues are investigated thoroughly. Redstor is therefore able to proactively highlight problems on live systems before they result in downtime and before they interfere with the recovery process. Support is available 24/7, 365 days a year.