Is Disaster Recovery Keeping You Awake At Night?
By John Rugh | July 22nd, 2015
At ContentForIT.com, we are committed to providing information technology professionals like you with the useful, easy-to-apply knowledge you need to help you do your job better. We offer a content library loaded with white papers that contain valuable insights on a number of timely topics. One critically important issue for many IT pros (one that is probably very much on your heart and mind right now) is Disaster Recovery.
Disaster Recovery (DR) is a “do or die” requirement you and your team need to stay on top of. And there's a big problem that can make this difficult: Like so much else in enterprise IT, methods of effective DR are subject to rapid, continuous change. DR's primary change agents are virtualization and the cloud, both of which are fraught with challenges and misconceptions that frustrate many in the IT world.
DR is becoming even more necessary and challenging for organizations of all sizes, especially for large enterprises, because of the increasing amount of and reliance on Big Data. The critical importance of a robust DR strategy is “hammered home” when you consider that many companies immediately lose the ability to transact business if their data is not readily available.
A Valuable Resource For Disaster Recovery Guidance
If DR is weighing heavy on your mind, if it's a problem you wrestle with (and one that causes you to lose sleep at night), you'll want to grab your free copy of Three Pillars of Disaster Recovery today.
To be maximally effective, modern disaster recovery needs to be built on a strong foundation. As the title of this white paper suggests, it needs three pillars. These three pillars are
Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) – By using virtualization technology, DRaaS delivers considerable economic advantages when compared to a dedicated on-premise DR solution. Here's a potential benefit of DRaaS: Since many applications today run in the cloud, there is a natural synergy between this method of disaster recovery and the cloud computing service model.
Networking – When you use DRaaS, you must have a robust, reliable connection to move data to your cloud-based service. You will use this link for testing, VM migration in the event of a disaster and for fallback once the disaster is resolved. So it's quite important!
Managed Hosting – A key advantage of managed hosting is that it enables you to outsource the mundane, routine management tasks for hardware, software and operating systems.
As you dig into this brief but intelligence-rich white paper, you will discover
- Four meaningful advantages DRaaS affords over other Disaster Recovery options
- The two networking choices you have in the context of DRaaS. Only one is desirable
- A key reason Managed Hosting is an important part of the Disaster Recovery puzzle
Let's face it: a comprehensive yet realistic DR strategy is important. This is not something you want to ignore. The number and severity of highly-publicized data breaches drives this point home. But proper DR can be easier and more cost-effective than you might think. So please don't take a “head in the sand” approach to DR.
If you are confused and wondering where to start, or if you already have a solid handle on DR and are looking to take your level of protection up a notch, Three Pillars of Disaster Recovery offers you a solid, viable starting point. Download your free copy today!