Automated Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR) To AWS Using CloudEndure

Discover the transformative power of cloud computing in disaster recovery as we delve into the key distinctions from traditional approaches. Learn how Velocis, with its expertise in CloudEndure, empowers organizations to efficiently protect their IT infrastructure, ensuring business continuity with faster replication, cost reduction, and robust planning strategies.

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Rajesh Singh
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November 10, 2021
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Challenge

Data today is one of the most valuable assets of modern-day organizations. Its loss can result in irreversible damage to any business, including the loss of productivity, revenue, reputation, and even customer base. It is hard to predict when a disaster will occur and how serious its impact would be, however, what you can control is the way an organization responds to a disaster situation and how successfully it recovers from it and resumes.

Disaster recovery is a set of tools and policies that helps restore mission-critical data, applications, and hardware to ensure business continuity in case of a sudden IT incident, which can occur for a variety of reasons. Since IT disasters can lead to revenue and productivity loss, it becomes increasingly evident that using disaster recovery is a must. Organizations have to evaluate and compare both cost and performance while selecting a proper disaster recovery solution suitable for their requirement. To understand what difference Cloud has brought to Disaster Recovery solution let’s get into some fundamentals.

Traditional DR V/S Cloud DR

While organizations realize the importance of disaster recovery, the difference between cloud DR and traditional DR is still unclear among many companies. This understanding is vital to implementing an effective disaster recovery strategy.

 

Traditional DR

 

Cloud DR

Setting up a data center/secondary site requires large up-front investments for data center space, connectivity, servers, manpower, site maintenance, etc.

Cloud DR is inexpensive since it is not dependent on hardware. Instead of investing in backup storage and server resources, companies pay to store the snapshots and application data in a suspended state, and for data replication from primary to secondary (cloud DR) site for data synchronization. Also, with cloud DR’s pay-per-use pricing model, businesses can throttle resources as needed in the event of a failover.

The processes involved in making a physical DR site live requires manual intervention, is time-consuming, and could lead to data loss and impactbusiness continuity.

Cloud DR sites are automated and can be brought online within a few seconds or minutes, which minimizes downtime and the risks associated with data loss.

In circumstances when connectivity is unavailable with the physical disaster recovery setup, manual procedures are required to restart the site’s operations.

A cloud-based DR process can be triggered using just a laptop or any device connected to the internet.

Since traditional DR is a hardware-focused approach, any hardware damage will mean replacing it with a new one, which translates into costly downtime.

Since cloud DR is based on virtualization, the virtual servers can be securely moved across multiple data centers.

Upgrading a conventional DR site is tedious, time-consuming and costly.

Cloud-based DR offers clients the flexibility to scale up depending on their needs.

Both traditional and cloud-based DR solutions have their own pros and cons. What really matters is what works best for your organization’s needs. The only thing which could go wrong is not being ready or not having a DR in place. This is where Velocis can be your partner in co-creating a DR plan, outlining a disaster recovery strategy, establishing data replication, failover/failback testing and helping you bridge any such gap.

Our cloud solution architects help you assess your environment including the entire IT stack and right-fit data protection solutions that align with your business requirements for off-site location, application, hardware, RPO/RTO, and cost. Our team can even take on the management and monitoring of your backup and data recovery services, freeing your staff to focus on their core business initiatives/ operations.

Velocis offers a Cloud-based Disaster Recovery solution using CloudEndure which is an automated IT resilience solution that lets you recover your environment from unexpected infrastructure or application outages, data corruption, ransomware, or other malicious attacks. Block-level, continuous data replication enables recovery point objectives (RPOs) of seconds. Continuous data replication to a low-cost staging area in AWS reduces your compute and storage footprint to a minimum. Automated machine conversion and orchestration enable recovery time objectives (RTOs) of minutes.

Highlights

  • Faster Replication: Replicate any physical, virtual, or cloud-based workload with RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes. Failover to previous points in time to recover from data corruption, ransomware, or other malicious attacks. Failback when disaster is over.
  • DR TCO reduction: Uses minimal compute and low-cost storage, and eliminates OS and application software licensing during normal operations (real-time replication). Only pay for relevant compute and OS/application licenses when recovery is needed.
  • Enterprises use CloudEndure to replicate their most critical databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL, as well as enterprise applications such as SAP.

CloudEndure Network Architecture

To help customers, Velocis keeps running several programs such as live webinars, proof-of-concept offers, etc. throughout the duration of the year.

Please feel free to reach out to your account manager or write us at contact.us@velocis.in to understand

  • How does disaster recovery in cloud computing differ from traditional disaster recovery?
  • How does disaster recovery planning work in cloud computing?
  • How can Velocis help you to protect your IT infrastructure using CloudEndure?

AUTHOR
Rajesh Singh
POSTED ON
November 10, 2021
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