Prefixing Cloud to Disaster Recovery

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For their mission critical applications, organizations view Disaster Recovery as a ‘must have’ rather than just a ‘good to have’. Thanks to cloud computing, they are now considering the use of DR for as many applications as is essential for the business. In fact, they are increasing discovering the various benefits of adopting the cloud for disaster recovery as it provides an excellent alternative for companies that don’t want to, or don’t have the funds to spend on disaster recovery for their secondary infrastructure.

Cloud-based DR provides a greater flexibility than traditional DR, because the underlying computing model offers you the scale and elasticity to manage the unpredictable impact of the disaster. However, DR in the cloud is not without its share of risks. Security appears to be the main concern with a few organizations that are looking at DR in the cloud.SMBs are also considering DR in the cloud as it is readily available and affordable. Cloud computing can definitely help SMBs tackle critical factors that will help facilitate a nimble DR strategy.There are three compelling factors enterprises need to consider when looking at adopting a DR in the cloud strategy.

  1. CAPEX savings
  2. Agility
  3. Inherent DR architecture capability a DR cloud provider offers

In my article in Cloud Computing Journal, The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery in the Age of Cloud Computing , I have listed a few cloud-based DR strategies that can help you getting started with your DR plans and help you pave the way for a sustainable, scalable business environment.

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