What is disaster recovery and how it helps during the pandemic crisis?

Businesses can never predict when will a disaster occurs however they can ensure their business continuity with a disaster recovery plan Using this plan, you can easily restore your operations whenever a disaster strikes your IT infrastructure.

Disaster recovery plan in layman terms 

A disaster is otherwise called as a disruption that affects IT workloads. The disaster may be due to hardware failure or data center fire. Other disasters include cyber attacks and accidental deletion of information by admins.

You cannot predict the exact nature of a disaster until it has occurred, however with an effective disaster plan, you can effectively restore your business easily.

Cloud disaster recovery plan

There are many methods involved in cloud disaster recovery plan:

  • Depending on on-premise application infrastructure to back up your workloads
  • Choosing public cloud AWS, Google cloud or others to back up data, applications, and other essential resources. 
  • When a disaster occurs those data can be restored to their original location – whether it can be an on-premise architecture or cloud. 

Why should you choose a cloud disaster recovery plan?

  • It is more scalable since you can easily expand the capacity of the cloud by purchasing more infrastructure capacity. 
  • Since cloud infrastructure comes with pay as you go (SaaS) option, you can make use of cloud disaster recovery infrastructure when you use it. You no need to pay an upfront cost or additional amount as you actually pay for it only when essential.
  • As the cloud is location independent, you can leverage geographic features as you can spread across multiple geo-locations to maximize resource availability.
  • Recovery is fast in cloud infrastructure since it offers high bandwidth and effective disk I/O.

Cloud recovery approaches 

There are four cloud disaster recovery options available, they are:

  • Backup and recovery: It is a very simple and straight forward process; this step involves backing up the data in the cloud and restoring it when any disaster occurs. 
  • Pilot light: You can have a copy of your production virtual servers and databases that are stored in the cloud permanently. 
  • Warm standby: This process runs virtual servers and databases all time where you can instantly put the backup resources into production whenever a disaster occurs. 
  • Multi-site: This technique is having more than one copy of workloads that are running in the cloud all the time. This backup is available across multiple geographic locations of the cloud. 

You can also build a specific disaster recovery plan for your business by getting free guidance from our infrastructure automation experts. During this pandemic – COVID19, it is essential to keep your business operations running without disruption. For effective business continuity and secure and automated IT infrastructure, choose Autointelli IT automation on cloud. 

Autointelli IT automation on cloud is a completely SaaS solution that ensures rapid service delivery, enhance business efficiency and productivity. Our product capabilities include process automation and data center orchestration. Process automation automates error-prone data center management tasks and data center orchestration ensures prompt delivery of application services to the business. To enquire about the product, please contact our infrastructure automation expert or email us at sales@autointelli.com.

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