Data management, simple access and sharing of the pool of resources have been transformed with the help of cloud computing solutions. As the data is being transferred to the cloud, disasters are prone to mishappenings and for that, a cloud disaster recovery plan or cloud DR plan is important to make sure that no data is lost or leaked.
Cloud-based recovery is any other way of recovering lost data, so the operations are backed up and the time taken to do so is the lowest. In this blog, we will learn about the benefits of cloud disaster recovery and how we build a cloud-based DR infrastructure and strategy.
Cloud Disaster Recovery
A cloud disaster recovery plan is a strategy-based plan that is designed in such a way that the downtime is least, and backup is upright quickly. Before the disaster, the applications and other requirements are replicated on a remote site or a different location which can e recalled after the disaster strikes so the business continuity is not hampered.
The job of both traditional DR and Cloud DR is to ensure that the data/systems are available and business continuity is not hampered. They also protect the resources and make sure that the data is recovered.
In the table below, we will explain the differences between a cloud DR and a traditional DR.
What are the benefits of Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing?
Physical Infrastructure Dependencies Are Minimized
The dependencies that are due to the physical structure are minimized by a cloud-based DR. Customers’ access to cloud hardware is abstracted. Virtual machines (VMs) may be moved between physical servers and run on the cloud as well. If you use a cloud-based disaster recovery plan, you won’t need to upgrade or maintain the remote site’s physical infrastructure for cloud disaster recovery solutions.
Scalability Is High
Traditional DR involves the installation of extra hardware and software in order to achieve high scalability. A pay-as-use model is approached as the user has the authority of increasing or decreasing the capacity as per the requirement when using cloud services. The cost is reduced as machines get idle making them more effective when in use.
Existing DR plans are improved by built-in orchestration and automation since they require fewer human steps and procedures to develop, manage, and carry out recovery plans. Automation, for instance, enables you to increase your server resources if the demand reaches 90%. enhancing the catastrophe resistance of your business.
The service provided by the cloud is chargeable and the companies choosing the service they require save the cost. Cloud becomes the primary source of such solutions minimizing the companies’ expenses that include hardware, maintenance, aligning other resources and many more.
Flexible And Less Downtime
With the aid of cloud-based solutions, your business is able to run independently of the cloud or restore its vital data and systems to any place. They minimize the manual processes of conventional recovery strategies, assisting in restoring the systems online much more quickly following a crisis.
Although A Lot Of Benefits Can Be Seen In A Cloud Disaster Recovery Plan There Are Some Drawbacks Too Which Can Be Surpassed.
- If you have limited bandwidth, then cloud disaster recovery is not a good option for you. Having a static and continuous internet connection is necessary. Low network speeds will be seen in failover occurrence, and one has to keep that in mind.
- The crucial data is stored in third-party servers then trusting the MSP with this kind of private data is very important, but such cannot be the case every time. If you don’t prefer third-party MSP, then build your own remote disaster recovery site along with your own infrastructure.
- If the data is little, then the cloud is very cost-effective, but the issue arises when the companies have large data to back up and store. Due to the scalability of the cloud, you ought to know the cost and the amount of data that will be stored. If that is not the case, then you might be facing too much cost.
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