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In the years we’ve been working with DRaaS, one consistent feature of the sales process has been a bit of awe when someone first sees a failover happen. Let’s face it, awe is rarely an emotion invoked by infrastructure management tools. But, that moment when you click “failover” and Zerto flips your workload to the cloud, barely skipping a beat, that’s magic.
The truth is that people don’t believe it until they see it – and rightfully so. But once they see it, they’re hooked.
Telling that story never gets old. But, an astute buyer will always ask, “What about DNS?”
So, YES. After you failover, DNS does have to update. And while DNS of today isn’t DNS of yesteryear (when it took 48 hours of hitting refresh to get your personal blog on the horrors of corporate life posted to the interwebs), it still represented a separate step in a separate system.
We’ve fixed that. In our 11:11 Cloud Console, we have integrated DNS management right into the DRaaS section. Now, you can failover, confirm things are a-OK, and then update DNS, all from the same place.
So, you’re asking, why not just integrate it completely? Why not link the buttons?
We talk to customers a lot, and like any automation solution, people typically take a little time before they are comfortable with it. So, our CTO decided to keep them separate, for now. And, in six months or 12 months, when the market is ready for the all-in-one solution, we’ll tether them together. For the moment, people seem interested in more bite-sized magic.
Want to see it all in action? We’d love to show you a demo of both the DRaaS solution and the new DNS integration. It requires no sleight of hand – just some of the coolest technology in the industry.