PHD Acquires VirtualSharp and adds ReliableDR to their Portfolio

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PHD Virtual Technologies has announced today that it has acquired VirtualSharp Software a Virginia-based provider of Automated Disaster Recovery software for virtualized environments and private and public clouds.

With the acquisition of VirtualSharp, PHD Virtual delivers transformational technology for virtual backup and disaster recovery assurance providing the easiest, most affordable solutions for data protection and business continuity, automatically certifying achievement of Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs).

The acquisition of Virtual Sharp by PHD Virtual might be a potential game changer in the DR Automation market… I know PHD has a nice amount of clients and their pricing is competitive. This may be a good cheaper choice next to Zerto and VMware SRM.

ReliableDR Architecture


ReliableDR orchestrates the DR processes out of the secondary site, with very little overhead on the primary site. It interfaces with the hypervisor in the primary datacenter in read-only mode to collect configuration information. Administrators can then define replication specifications in ReliableDR that include business rules for each asset in the entire IT service stack, including storage, VMs, OS, backend, middleware and frontends. These business rules are used by ReliableDR to certify the operational condition of each component and prevent recovery threats arising from configuration drift.

ReliableDR Editions and Main Features

Enterprise CSP Foundation Free
RPO Configurable Configurable Configurable 48 hours
Heartbeat check Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application verification Yes Yes No No
Scalability Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 10 VMs
Recovery Jobs Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 1
License Perpetual Subscription Perpetual Perpetual
Maintenance Mandatory Included Mandatory None
Recovery Points Unlimited Unlimited 1 1

Take a look at the new Disaster Recovery Assurance solution:

Ben Cuppello of VirtualSharp Software explains how Disaster Recovery Assurance fully automates DR testing and guarantees the recoverability of your business-critical applications and IT.

I think I will give it a testdrive soon.

Give ReliableDR a try: