Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

Cloud based disaster recoveryCloud based disaster recovery is all the rage. May Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity experts are pushing this cloud solution because:

  • It is very easy to get the process going – There is little if any investment in hardware, plus most service providers say they are secure and offer automated process to upload the data.
  • It is flexible and not very inexpensive – The user has the option to determine what is backup and how frequently.  It is a very scalable solution.
  • It simplifies the disaster recovery environment – It provides a way to use the same architecture across environments minimizing training and maximizing support.
  • It provides management consistency – With a single remote platform the disaster recovery and business continuity staffs can modify and test without impacting day-to-day operations.

Businesses are using the cloud based disaster recovery to enable faster business continuityof their critical IT systems without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site. The cloud supports many popular disaster recovery (DR) architectures from “pilot light” environments that are ready to scale up at a moment’s notice to “hot standby” environments that enable rapid fail-over. With data centers in multiple regions around the world, cloud based disaster recovery  enables rapid recovery of your IT infrastructure and data.

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.