Whether it was Hurricane Sandy causing panic among IT administrators, or a major Amazon Web Services outage, the best way to limit damage from IT failure is preparation. Cloud disaster recovery, however, goes a step further than simply having a backup plan.
Cloud DR provides the tools enterprises need to keep their business up and running smoothly in the face of unplanned failure. But which cloud DR strategy should your business select? While strategies vary from company to company, there are a few steps IT pros should take to ensure you choose the right cloud DR fit.
1Intro to cloud DR-
Why does IT need cloud disaster recovery?
IT failures happen -- servers crash and data centers go offline. Natural disasters, cloud provider outages and human error are just facts of life. But events like Hurricane Sandy and past Amazon Web Services outages have taught IT pros that the best way to handle these disruptions is preparation. Cloud disaster recovery isn't just backup; it gives enterprises and SMBs the tools to quickly and efficiently recover from such events. Learn how your company can benefit from cloud DR, and get all the background information to help you make the best DR decisions.
Outages with AWS cloud and other service providers have magnified the importance of disaster recovery. Cloud deployments could prevent further damage, experts say. Continue Reading
As large swathes of the East Coast looked to resume operations after Hurricane Sandy, disaster recovery in the cloud took on new significance. Continue Reading
Implementing a cloud DR plan can lead to financial savings for IT professionals and their teams, but it can also ensure a company's data is safely secured offsite. Continue Reading
A lot of details get overlooked in IT disaster recovery planning, as most outages aren't caused by natural disasters, say experts. Continue Reading
There is a misconception that cloud backups can improve an organization's recovery time, but there are limitations that companies are overlooking. Continue Reading
VMware shops should consider cloud DR to save money and time in a remote recovery site. But existing services don't make it easy. Continue Reading
2Choosing cloud DR-
Enterprises, SMBs weigh the cloud DR choice
If your company has done its research in cloud DR, now's the time to make a choice on strategy. Enterprises as well as small and midsized businesses can find different advantages in cloud disaster recovery, and may differ in their planning stages. It's vital to consider your own company's specific needs before moving forward with implementing cloud DR.
Learn when and how cloud disaster recovery fits into the data protection strategy for small to midsized businesses, according to experts. Continue Reading
Do cloud DR services' benefits outweigh those of traditional strategies? An expert weighs the viability of these disaster recovery approaches for enterprises and SMBs. Continue Reading
Cloud storage has drawn interest, but enterprises with lingering security concerns have shied away from cloud DR strategies. Continue Reading
In this podcast, experts discuss how DR as a Service is making disaster recovery in the cloud more accessible to SMBs. Continue Reading
For small and medium-sized businesses, is it better to keep DR on-premises or take a chance with a cloud disaster recovery service? Continue Reading
3Cloud DR in action-
Executing and managing cloud disaster recovery strategies
Some companies choose to deploy multiple clouds for failover, such as the hybrid cloud model, and others purchase Disaster Recovery as a Service from providers such as AWS. No matter your enterprise's approach to cloud DR, strict management and testing is crucial for success. Don't allow your disaster recovery strategy to sit stagnant once you've implemented it. From here, IT pros' jobs have just begun.
Cloud-based DR can greatly reduce recovery costs and time compared to traditional DR methods -- and it could protect your enterprise when all hell breaks loose. Continue Reading
Cloud disaster recovery is flexible, easy to set up and can save SMBs money -- but only if stringent management pieces are in place. Continue Reading
Think you're running disaster recovery in the cloud? Think again. Be clear on the differences between offsite and cloud DR. Continue Reading
It is extremely important to perform cloud DR testing that simulates a real recovery following a major catastrophe. Continue Reading
Before offering DR as a Service, providers must brush up on the important terms related to disaster recovery. Continue Reading
Providers looking at disaster recovery services in the cloud must examine the challenges and potential of the strategy before implementing. Continue Reading
Cloud-based disaster recovery puts effective DR within the reach of just about any company, if you follow a few key steps. Continue Reading
A combination of cloud bursting and failover, or disaster recovery, may create a highly successful hybrid cloud application -- which could be critical to enterprise cloud strategy. Continue Reading