It can be challenging and expensive to design an efficient network and data center that minimizes downtime. Yet, even if you’ve put together a bulletproof solution, there’s always the possibility of disaster to consider.
Developing a robust disaster recovery plan involves much more than just installing redundant resources. There are so many factors to consider, and so many that are easily overlooked. For example, a comprehensive disaster recovery plan includes not only redundant electrical systems; it ensures electricity sources are redundant as well.
Disaster recovery is an example of an application that is well-suited for the cloud. Certainly you can take on the challenge – and expense – of putting together a complex, in-house solution. Alternatively, you can leverage the expertise and up-to-date solutions available from cloud providers. Cloud-based disaster recovery services can also be put in place must faster and at substantially lower cost.
Partnering with a cloud provider can greatly simplify implementing a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Not every cloud provider offers enterprise-class service. Nor do they all guarantee their promises with written service level agreements. Choosing the wrong service or the wrong provider can put the reliability of your recovery strategy at risk.
In Shopping List for Cloud Recovery Services, cloud provider Sungard AS reviews key factors to consider when evaluating disaster recovery cloud services. They offer many service levels, such as the speed with which different infrastructure and applications are restored. Properly balancing your plan with your business requirements leads to the best price. The right provider can also help you understand your vulnerabilities and different approaches to address them.
Cloud-based disaster recovery services provide a cost-effective approach to enable you to ensure the safety of your organization’s data and continuity of operations. Learn more about how industry leaders like Cisco, Sungard AS, and Allstream are working together to manage risk in the cloud.