Cloud Rooting new touchpoint for Disaster Recovery

By CIOReview | Friday, September 28, 2018
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When disaster recovery (DR) first emerged on the scene, there was only one way to use it—build it on your own. At a time when the corporate data center was the only place to store data, keeping it up and running was worth the money and effort. Moreover, often developing an effective data center included a separate shelf (secondary data center) for protecting data and housing all redundant copies of data, offsite backups, and comprehensive DR systems.

However, today in the cloud-era, building a secondary data center for DR sounds very obsolete. Owing to the proliferation of cloud among enterprises, data centers around the world are adopting state-of-the-art technologies to improve potency and agility of operations.  But moving from on-premises secondary data centers to the cloud is still not a feasible task for organizations, and even minimal errors can result in severe consequences.

Before, deploying to the cloud and getting rid of the secondary data center; companies must look at what they want to achieve by moving DR to the cloud. Firstly, they must adhere to the lengthy software agreements while moving DR to the cloud. Next, companies should opt for an expert service of DR who can help them in securing the new environment. For instance, if a company is transforming its secondary data center that has been used for years, benefits will likely show up with a simpler infrastructure and access plan. In this scenario, companies also get liability to recover data stored in the cloud and other virtual machines. On the cost side, organizations can improve ROI by almost 50 percent by moving disaster recovery to the cloud.

Just like many other emerging markets, the cloud has stepped in to provide a better way to help organizations in handling DR. Apart from aiding companies to save time, money, and resources on DR, it will enable them to improve their overall disaster preparedness.