Data is the most precious asset of any organization. Just imagine losing the massive repository of data and information of an organization to a natural disaster or cyber-attack. So how to ensure the safety of your organization’s data during such situations? This is where comes ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service’.
Disaster recovery as a Service or DRaaS is a cloud computing service infrastructure that enables an organization to back up its database in a third-party cloud computing environment and recover after a disaster. This model provides all the Disaster Recovery orchestration through a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution. In an ‘as-a-service’ model, a service provider owns the resources and handles the management process for disaster recovery.
Disaster recovery in the Cloud Computing Environment:
As mentioned earlier, DRaaS is a cloud-based method that helps an organization regain access and functionality to its IT infrastructure after a natural disaster, cyber-attack, or business disruptions as a result of a pandemic or other national emergency. A disaster recovery plan is made with minutely assessed steps. It includes specialized teams and a variety of methods.
The essential steps of an effective IGT disaster recovery plan include:
- Disaster Recovery Team: The disaster recovery team consists of a group of specialists who are responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the disaster recovery plan. Each team member’s role and responsibilities are clearly defined beforehand so that in the state of emergency the recovery team can rely on seamless internal communication.
- Risk Evaluation: A DR team assesses potential factors that make your organization vulnerable to any kind of cyber-attack or disaster. Depending on the type of event, the team defines the necessary measures and resources for the process.
- Business-Critical Asset Identification: A disaster recovery plan includes documentation of the systems, applications, data, and other resources that are essential for business continuity, as well as the necessary steps to recover data.
- Backups: In this step, the DR team determines what needs backup (or to be relocated), who should perform backups, and how backups will be implemented. It includes a recovery point objective (RPO) stating the frequency of backups and a recovery time objective (RTO) that defines the maximum amount of downtime the organization can handle after a disaster.
Benefits of Azure Cloud Disaster Recovery Architecture
- Easy Installation Process: A cloud-based approach to recovery can be installed within just a few hours which helps in reducing cost and time consumption.
- Dependable Failover and Recovery: With the Azure DR process, an organization can implement replication, failover, and recovery processes to keep its applications running in the event of an outage and Minimize recovery issues by sequencing the order of multi-tier applications running on multiple VMs.
- Cost-Effective: The cost of the Azure DR system is based only on consumption; you pay for what you use. Azure’s consumption-based pricing combined with its scalability makes it a very cost-efficient option for organizations wishing to protect their data and operations via ASR for DR purposes.
Why Choose IGT as your DRaaS?
IGT has an unparalleled proficiency in different Disaster Recovery approaches. They include:
- Primary Datacenter to Secondary Datacenter transfer
- Storage Block-level replication and recovery
- Virtual Machine replication and recovery
- Restore mission-critical data using backup tapes
- Primary Datacenter to Cloud (infrastructure as a service)
- Replicating physical servers from on-premises to cloud storage account
- Replicating on-premises virtual servers to cloud storage account
- Cloud-to-cloud DR solution
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