Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution and what it Means
Looking at the uptick in natural disasters, companies have to consider the possibility that they will someday have to deal with losing a place of operations, a business, and their entire life work in an instant. Everyone wants to be prepared for that and should be honest. Having all information in the cloud and a dedicated company like Cloud Endure can help give you a cloud disaster recovery solution that works for you and your client’s seamlessly. Let’s see how that can work.
What is a Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution?
Basically, it’s exactly what it sounds like. In the event of a situation in which systems are lost a solution such as this will ensure that once the ability to get back to the computers or relocate, the operation is seamless to get you up and running. The same applications that you have and data will be available with little to no downtime (except for reopening the building of course). That is a huge benefit to companies and clients as this means no lost information (especially with continuous replication) and all information is available to you with the click of a button pretty much.
How Does it Work?
Once you have all information migrated to the cloud the system will continue to replicate all information as it’s created. This is called continuous replication. Anything saved gets uploaded. No overnight batching or transfers, it’s all done throughout the day with no effect on the system or speeds while running. The system also allows for recovery tests with again no downtime. This means that every so often you can easily test the system to ensure that if needed it works the way you need it to.
Once recovery is needed and you are ready to get set-up it’s as easy as turning on the system, choosing a recovery point (which if it wasn’t your last continuous save you can recover at an earlier point in time) and you are up and running. It allows for what is called “reverse replication” which takes the information that needs to be migrated to the source computers and puts it back there. In the end, you are up and running within minutes and able to serve the clients and customers in a timely manner.
Disaster recovery is important regardless of where you work, and even something that one could use running a home-based business. Anything can happen at any time and be prepared for those moments is key to keeping yourself marketable and profitable even in the time of disaster. Don’t wait either. As Franz Kafka once said, “it’s better to have and not need than to need and not have.”