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. Microsoft Azure’s favourable pay as you go option for hosting Virtual Desktops means the only recurring monthly expenditure, is for that of 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. 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 its always on base infrastructure