There is no single disaster recovery solution that is the "catch all" for every business. Disaster recovery (DR) is a unique configuration much like our DNA. There are many factors that make your recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) uniquely specific to your continuity needs. A smaller business that is not entirely technology focused might be fine with an RTO of 24 hours, where a large online company needs to have their server infrastructure back online as soon as possible. To what point in time are you expecting your data to be available? Some companies are accepting of losing data up to 24 hours and others are not.
Businesses are using the AWS cloud to enable faster disaster recovery of their critical IT systems without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site. The AWS cloud supports many popular disaster recovery (DR) architectures from pilot light environments that are ready to scale up at a moments notice to hot standby environments that enable rapid failover. With data centers in 10 regions around the world, AWS provides a set of cloud-based disaster recovery services that enable rapid recovery of your IT infrastructure and data.
Benefits of Using AWS for Disaster Recovery
- Fast disk-based storage and retrieval of files.
- Eliminate costs associated with transporting, storing, and retrieving tape media and associated tape backup software.
- Fast retrieval of files allows you to avoid fines for missing compliance deadlines
- Add any amount of data, quickly. Easily expire and delete without handling media.
- Secure and durable cloud disaster recovery platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits.
Backup and Disaster Recovery scenarios are great to highlight the advantages of the Cloud versus traditional solutions: if you need Backup and Disaster Recovery for your business, you can avoid the expensive burden of relying on physical tapes and tape management in favor of cloud-based storage. Data written on tapes typically goes in a vault somewhere and remains useless until the tape is transported back in case of a disaster. Cost of over- or under-provisioning in this case is very high. On the Cloud, however, you can get rid of tapes and use Amazon S3, a highly durable storage solution: it provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. All the complexities of scalability, reliability, durability, performance and cost-effectiveness are hidden behind a very simple programming interface. Cloud Synergy certified engineers help several companies to leverage AWS and develop very cost-effective Back up and Disaster recovery solutions.