With managed server hosting, you don’t have to worry about losing your data. Experiencing unplanned periods of system downtime becomes a thing of the past. This is because backups are done automatically and secured by a reliable managed hosting provider. In addition, a managed hosting service provider will also have disaster recovery strategies in place to ensure fast recovery from any unforeseen disaster that leads to loss of data or system downtime.
Cloud service providers such as ourselves replicate your entire primary production site including files, applications, physical and virtual machines to our offsite data center. This means that in an offsite location, a virtual replica of your entire production site is available with all preceding changes being replicated in real-time or in periodic snapshots.
As mentioned above, traditional DR is an expensive strategy that is not common among businesses today. However, some organizations that would rather not have cloud-based disaster recovery run various setups that derive a similar concept as that of traditional DR setups and the various types of secondary DR sites involved. They include;
While backup is designed to provide data protection and archiving, replication is designed to reduce Recovery Time and Point Objectives (RTOs and RPOs) by providing very fast recovery. It ensures business-critical applications and systems are always available even after an outage.
Recovery objectives are a measure of your disaster recovery plan. Making a decision on whether to backup data or to replicate business-critical systems, how often to backup, how much downtime you can endure and how much data you can stand to lose is determined by setting your recovery objectives
In my opinion, all data flowing through an organization is critical. Organizations must therefore first consider how much downtime they can endure before it begins to impact the business negatively. Also known as the Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
With limited resources, time and money, CIO's are faced with the responsibility of devising an effective disaster recovery plan for their organizations. Having the fate of the business' continuity in…