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Disaster Recovery is easier than ever.

It is also more important than ever.

Not too long ago, Disaster Recovery of systems was a need that most companies couldn’t afford.  Today it is cost-effective and easy to implement whether you are thinking On-Prem, Cloud or Hybrid.

Downtime, however, is also more expensive than it has ever been.

How you ever thought about how long you wait for a web page to paint before becoming impatient and leaving?  Your potential clients and employees feel the same way.  Twenty-four-hour recovery of applications was very acceptable at one point, but today it can take only minutes before becoming intolerable.

Each business has certain applications that can be down for a few hours before it becomes an issue.  At the same time, those same organizations have other applications that can sustain only minutes or seconds before it costs more than a disaster recovery solution does.  The good news is that there are practical resolutions for all sizes of companies and budgets to keep your business up and running.

Listed below are 3 of the more popular approaches our clients use.

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is a cost-effective way to take advantage of cloud infrastructure to provide an alternate location to run business applications.  This type of solution is usually set up for a twenty-four-hour Recovery Point Objective (RPO), although some applications can be shorter, and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of several hours.  It is most often driven by data from a backup product that then replicates data to a cloud location.  It may not be an automated recovery but is very cost effective and allows for easy testing of DR and provides documentation for compliance requirements.  Much lower DRaaS solutions are available for a somewhat higher cost that provide RPO of seconds along with automated failover and RTO of less than an hour.

On-Premises provides the fastest RTO and shortest RPO of any solution.  It may be an accomplished with a single product but can also leverage a combination of backup and synchronization tools. Either way,  it is structured so that the most critical applications can come up very quickly and others a little later. Automated recovery, combined with pre-determined characteristics (system order, IP addressing, etc) can be done within seconds either to a local and/or a remote site.

Hybrid is, of course, a mix of On-Prem and Cloud solutions.  Using the correct combination of the many products, technologies and architectures can provide you with the perfect combination of protection and cost.

At Dataedge, we first listen what you want to accomplish before recommending any solution and with our years of experience, we will architect a solution that aligns with your business needs and supports you moving forward.

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