Desktop Disaster Recovery solutions for AEC firms from IMSCAD Cloud

Disaster Recovery Plan

What if you lose your on-premise environment in the event of a disaster, whether that be human error, an operational failure, natural disaster or even a pandemic! Don’t risk any downtime impacting negatively on staff productivity, projects not getting finished or your brand being tarnished. IMSCAD Cloud’s and IMSCAD Global’s years of experience deploying cloud and on-premise virtualisation solutions for AEC firms, means we understand what it takes to provide DR desktops that perform for Autodesk users.

The days of having an expensive offsite replication on physical hardware are gone. By having a “pilot light” environment, in the cloud, you can keep Capex, (Capital Expenditure) to a minimum. Cloud providers offer a favorable pay as you go option for hosting Virtual desktops, meaning the only recurring expenditure, is for the infrastructure and storage, this includes the virtual machine base templates.

Once built, the infrastructure remains always on, the desktops sit dormant, ready to burst and scale as required in the event of an outage. IMSCAD Cloud build and maintain the infrastructure in the cloud, exclusively, for you the customer and provide yearly DR scenario tests, meaning you can sign the solution off as fully functioning for complete peace of mind. Billing for the infrastructure will be on a monthly basis, until such time as the Disaster Recovery solution is invoked. At this time, you will be billed on a pay as you go basis for the desktops. IMSCAD Cloud can provide as many graphical and non-graphical desktops as needed. In the event of a disaster, we endeavor to make these desktops available within hours, we do however, guarantee, full functionality of the solution within 2 working days.

Once desktop failback has completed, all running instances except for that of the infrastructure will be turned off and deallocated to avoid any unnecessary costs whilst returning the environment to it’s always on base infrastructure.

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