What is Disaster Recovery Solution?
Companies big and small, that heavily rely on IT; know very well that backup is not a luxury but a requirement. Whether it is your internal documents, or customer-facing marketing information, or fast-changing transactional data – it needs to be protected. Losing data is a disaster by itself, and can cause even more disastrous consequences if it is not restored in reasonable time.
When we talk about disaster recovery, however, we usually mean more than simply backing up the data, or even taking a snapshot of the system image.
The basic litmus test for backup vs. Disaster Recovery goes like this: if you lose some or all of your data, but your computing environment is fine, backup function will allow you to bring your data back and load it onto your systems, and get your IT service back on track. But if your IT environment itself is not available you have nowhere to bring the saved data back to. This means that having your data protected is not good enough in cases when you have lost your environment, whether it is power, hardware, software, or network. So the difference between backup and disaster recovery is simple:
- Backup takes care of your data by periodically saving it in a secure location (on-site or off-site), and bringing it back to you when you need it.
- Disaster recovery is a function that replicates your entire computing environment – data, systems, networks, and applications – and makes it available when your primary environment is unavailable.
Why do businesses need a Disaster Recovery Solution?
Many organizations think that disaster for a business datacenter equals hurricane, floods and other weather-related events. Research has shown this is simply not the case. Ransomware (Cryptolocker), internal human errors, bad hardware along with other "disasters" account for the majority of the causes of a datacenter outage. When a disaster strikes, businesses without a thorough disaster recovery solution strategy in place run the risk of losing more than just their valuable data. They can damage their customer’s loyalty and ultimately, do irreparable harm to their overall brand.
With emerging technology driven business models, continuously reducing margins and growing competition, there has been massive increase in the number of enterprise applications that can be defined as ‘mission critical’. Business today demands exacting standards of reliability and availability from your IT applications.
To adapt to the changing business environment, your Disaster Recovery strategy needs to evolve quickly. You need DR systems that are not just effective in handling complex adverse scenarios, but can also proactively assess your Disaster Recovery needs on a continuous basis.
Our comprehensive suite of Disaster Recovery Solution, backed by world-class infrastructure and end-to- end managed services, ensures that your mission critical systems continue to be available and responsive under the most adverse of circumstances. We help you build and manage a robust Disaster Recovery Solution that you can trust, ensuring that your customers and partners never feel a difference in your quality of service.