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Infrascale Cloud Failover Appliance

Infrascale Cloud Failover Appliance

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The Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA) is an enterprise-grade disaster recovery (DR) solution that provides push-button failover for Windows and Linux machines, both locally and in the cloud. Available as a virtual or physical appliance, the CFA comes with a fully integrated, backup, DR and archiving platform for all your files, applications and machines.

Infrascale Cloud Failover Models:

ES 950 Backup Appliance

ES 950 Backup Appliance

  • Core i3 3.7GHz
  • 128GB SSD
  • RAID-1
  • 1 x 250W Power Supply

ES 1550 Backup Appliance

ES 1550 Backup Appliance

  • Intel Xeon E3, 3.0Ghz, 4 cores
  • 240GB SSD
  • RAID-5
  • 1 x 350W Power Supply

ES 2750 Backup Appliance

ES 2750 Backup Appliance

  • Intel Xeon E5, 3.5Ghz, 6 cores
  • 480GB SSD
  • RAID-6
  • 1 x 480W Power Supply

ES 4550 Backup Appliance

ES 4550 Backup Appliance

  • Intel Xeon E5, 3.0Ghz, 8 cores
  • 960GB SSD
  • RAID-6
  • 1 x 600W Power Supply

Cloud Spillover

Cloud spillover

Efficiently manage your backup and DR storage costs by keeping the most recent or important backups on the local appliance, with the remainder archived to the Infrascale cloud. Local and replication retention policies are managed separately allowing more effective use of your local and offsite appliance storage allocation.

Failover to the Cloud

cloud failover

For Windows and Linux machines, Administrators can right-click backups and choose any version of a machine’s backup to be booted and run directly in the Infrascale cloud, with RDP access to help businesses minimize downtime.

Hyper-V & VMware Agentless Backup & DR

unlimited version history

The DR cloud supports an agentless approach to backing up and recovering VMware and Hyper-V environments. Backup physical machines and recover them to existing hypervisors, or recover VMs as physical machines (P2V and V2P recovery support). Set policies to automatically protect newly created VMs to save additional time, money, and reduce risk of downtime due to human error.

Local Disaster Recovery

local disaster recovery

Windows and Linux systems that have been backed up onto an on-premise Infrascale appliance (Cloud Failover series) can be run directly on the appliance by simply right-clicking a backup and selecting “boot.” In a matter of minutes, administrators will have VNC access to a live running machine. Once ready, the machine(s) can be powered off, backed up and recovered to production environments, including recovery to an existing vSphere environment.

15 Minute Failover Guarantee

fifteen min failover guarantee

Our cloud failover service guarantees that you can bring any system back online in our cloud in 15 minutes or less from from time of the disaster.

Central Deployment and Management

central deployment

Appliance backup settings and schedules as well as recoveries can be accessed over the WAN from a central management console or limited to LAN/VPN access for environments requiring greater security.

Deployable on Your Own Hardware

Deployable on Your Own Hardware

Infrascale’s DRaaS is available as a VMware and Hyper-V Virtual machine.

The VMware appliance supports all of the software functionality of the physical appliances, the Hyper-V appliance supports all of the functionality except for local boot. The VMware appliance is appropriate for those users who wish to offer DRaaS services to their clients while using their own VMware-based data center infrastructure.

Full and Granular Recovery

Full and Granular Recovery

Utilizing universal VSS writer support, Infrascale’s DRaaS platform is capable of backing up databases like SQL, SAP and Exchange with additional support for mailbox level recovery of Exchange databases and file-level recovery for your backups of Windows and Linux machines.

DR for Linux

DR for Linux

If you’re running Linux VMs within your VMware environment, you can failover locally or to the cloud. This DR functionality is supported for the latest Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Oracle and Fedora Linux Server OSs. Standalone Linux machines can be protected with our Linux agents.

Secure, Offsite Replication

snowden proof encryption

Infrascale’s on-premise appliances replicate backups to the Infrascale cloud or to secondary appliances using byte-level replication for maximum efficiency. The replication is secured with a AES-256 encryption to protect data against unauthorized access during data transfer.

Key Features:

Major Features and Functions

  • Granular Backup & Recovery
    • Windows 2003+
    • Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
    • VMware & Hyper-V
    • Major Linux
  • Version History
  • Full, Differential, Incremental
  • Replication
  • Physical-to-virtual Recovery
  • Data Deduplication
  • Cloud Boot
  • Local Boot Central Management Console

Supported Systems

Major Windows Server OS

  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 2008, 2008R2
  • Windows 2012, 2012R2

Major Linux Server OS

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1 - 5.11, 6.1 - 6.6, 7.0 - 7.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 - 12
  • Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04+
  • CentOS 5.1 - 5.11, 6.1 - 6.6, 7.0 - 7.1
  • Debian 6.0.0 - 6.0.8, 7.0.0 - 7.8.0, 8.0.0
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.1 - 6.6, 7.0 - 7.1
  • Fedora Server 19 – 21


  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2014
  • 2016


  • 2003
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2016

vSphere ESXi

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Hyper-V Win

  • 2008R2+
  • 2012

Specifications for Physical Appliances:

Feature/Model 950 1550 2750 4550
Usable storage 2/4 TB 8-24 TB 32 -80 TB 84-168TB
CPU Core i3 3.7GHz Intel Xeon E3, 3.0Ghz, 4 cores Intel Xeon E5, 3.5Ghz, 6 cores Intel Xeon E5, 3.0Ghz, 8 cores
Memory 16GB
2133MHz DDR4
32GB - 256GB
2133MHz ECC DDR4
64GB - 256GB
2133MHz ECC DDR4
128GB - 256GB
2133MHz ECC DDR4
Ethernet 2 x 1GbE 2 x 10GbE, IPMI 2 x 10GbE, IPMI 2 x 10GbE, IPMI
Solid state storage 128GB 240GB 480GB 960GB
Hard disk drives 2 TB/ 4 TB 7200rpm 4 TB/6 TB/8 TB 7200rpm
Hot swappable Hard Disk Bays 2 HDDs 4 HDDs 12 HDDs 24 HDDs
Form factor Desktop NAS 1U 2U 4U
Width x Depth x Height (in.) 10 x 5.5 x 7.1 17.2 x 19.8 x 1.7 17.2 x 25.5 x 3.5 17.2 x 26 x 7
Weight (lb) 7 42 (without HDDs) 56 (without HDDs) 79 (without HDDs)
Power supplies 1 x 250W 1 x 350W 1 x 480W 1 x 600W
Voltage 100-240V, 50-60Hz 1000W @ 100-140V, 50-60Hz
1280W @ 180-240V, 50-60Hz

Specifications for Virtual Appliance:

Specifications for Virtual Appliances
Delivery Options A downloadable VM will be provided in a preferred format in the following options: OVA, EVB, OVF
Licensing flows do not change for physical versus virtual appliances.
Hardware Specs We recommend the same requirements as listed above for our Physical Appliances.
Hypervisor Support All options require hardware virtualization support
VMware ESXi 4 (note* does not support local boot of VMs)
VMWare vSphere ESXi 4
VMWare vSphere ESXi 5.1+
VMWare vSphere ESXi 5
Hyper-V 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2 (note* these do not support local boot of VMs)


Primary Appliance Replication File Recovery Baremetal Recovery DR Local Boot DR Cloud boot Block Level Replication Cloud Spillover
Physical DPA
CFA Paired CFA
CFA Infrascale Cloud
Virtual DPA running on VMware
vCFA (Vmware) NA
vCFA (Vmware) Paired CFA
vCFA (Vmware) Infrascale Cloud
Virtual DPA running on Hyper-V
vCFA (Hyper-V) vCFA (Hyper-V)
vCFA (Hyper-V) Paired CFA
vCFA (Hyper-V) Infrascale Cloud

Comparison Notes:
= Some exceptions apply
* This table doesn't include functionality for AS400/AIX services


Download the Infrascale Data Protection Appliances Data Sheet (PDF).

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