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Disaster recovery in the cloud: what are the options?

A new white paper from Logicalis looks at the subject of data and IT disaster recovery and the new options that cloud brings.

In the paper CIOs are encouraged to examine their organizations' recovery time objective and recovery point objective needs, any industry regulatory requirements, and their companies' budgets when thinking about data protection strategies. While cloud providers often have multiple levels of redundancy available to their clients ranging from traditional off-site tape backup to instantaneous failover between geographically disparate cloud facilities, those data protection strategies are not one-size-fits-all. Each CIO must determine, on an individual basis, which strategies need to be deployed to meet their specific requirements.

Three cloud disaster recovery methods are considered in the white paper:

  • *Do-it-yourself cloud DR. For those IT professionals who are very confident in their expertise in both cloud and DR, the ‘do–it-yourself’ approach is a flexible and cost-effective way to take advantage of public cloud resources for disaster recovery purposes.
  • DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS). DRaaS solutions are prepackaged services that provide a standard DR failover to a cloud environment.
  • Cloud-to-cloud disaster recovery (C2C DR). C2C DR, the least common of the cloud scenarios, is the ability to failover infrastructures from one cloud data center to another, either within a single vendor’s environment or across multiple vendors.

Read the white paper (PDF).

•Date: 14th November 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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