What are the 6 most important aspects of cloud disaster recovery?
Hackers and IT mishaps are a continual threat to business data. Data loss can result in long-term failure of the business. According to data from the University of Texas, 94 percent of companies that suffer a massive data loss do not survive and 51 percent close within just two years.
Therefore, it is critical to master the art of cloud disaster recovery. But what is it? And why is it so important?
What Is Disaster Recovery?
Cloud disaster recovery is a system that allows you to recover lost data, even if some servers are breached. Recovery entails connecting your IT network to recent versions of your data on separate servers that have not been compromised (for instance, those with still-functioning hard drives).
Cloud-based disaster recovery systems differ from conventional ones. Instead of manually storing data on separate physical devices in the office, providers facilitate it by distributing data to several internet-connected servers (usually across multiple geographical locations).
Important Aspects of Cloud Disaster Recovery
Cloud disaster recovery allows businesses to recover data using a remote cloud-based platform, usually under the supervision of an IT services provider. A primary data centre stores and permits access to the data a company needs right now, while a secondary (and sometimes tertiary site) takes regular snapshots of a company’s data and updates it periodically.
Thus, cloud-based disaster recovery offers several aspects that typically aren’t available through legacy systems. These include:
- No requirement to maintain any equipment onsite. Companies can farm out the task of storing their data to third-party sites, managed and maintained independently by specialists.
- Easy ability to scale operations up or down. Subscription prices typically depend on the quantity of data storage consumed and the ongoing bandwidth being used. Prices may also rise depending on the frequency of data snapshots – more frequent being more expensive.
- Disaster recovery can occur within minutes – sometimes seconds – via the cloud. A third-party disaster recovery firm detects an anomaly in the primary data repository (perhaps because of hard drive corruptions) and then switches to the secondary system almost immediately. Moreover, users can initiate data recovery remotely without having to travel to a specific site or bring physical drives out of storage.
- Firms can store their data across multiple geographies, eliminating any single point of failure. Multiple copies of company data can sit in data centres across the world.
- Subscription-based or pay-as-you-go pricing dramatically reduces setup costs versus conventional data backup solutions.
- 24/7 monitoring of servers by service providers reduces the failure rate and improves the integrity of the system.
Cloud recovery is more valuable than many business leaders believe. It can help combat direct cyberattacks, ransomware, and other disasters, including physical flooding or fire.
Enterprises typically understand that value of having a disaster recovery plan, but they haven’t yet put it into action. Disaster recovery strategy involves leveraging the cloud to lower risk.
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