You can't predict a disaster, but you can be organized for it! Disaster recovery is one of the biggest challenges for infrastructure. Amazon Web Services allows us to easily solve this challenge and ensure business continuity. In this post, let's learn what disaster recovery means, compare traditional disaster recovery to the cloud, and explore the AWS services needed for disaster recovery planning.
Business continuity depends on the efficiency, uninterrupted flow of information across an organization – from operations to implementation to fulfillment. Even a small lapse in workload continuity can mean thousands of lost sales opportunities, disruption to production, and compromised customer trust.
Organizations are using the AWS Disaster recovery model to enable rapid disaster recovery of their critical IT systems without spending the infrastructure expense of another physical site. AWS Cloud supports many popular disaster recovery architectures. AWS has datacenter in 10 regions around the world; it ensures quickest cloud based disaster recovery of your IT infrastructure and data.
There are several strategies we can use for disaster recovery of our on-premises data center using AWS infrastructure:
Setting up a datacenter is a huge expense that every organization cannot afford and setting up a Disaster Recovery even more complex for many organizations.AWS has a unique option called Pay Per Use, it works on demand basis. So you have to pay the much is used.
Another benefit is that, the setup time is very fast if you select the right component that actually you need. By leveraging the AWS technologies organization can integrate it with their resources well, this is so quickly that eliminate the major time requires to setup a DR.
Traditional disaster recovery takes their own time, required duplicate compute and storage for recovery. Whereas AWS keeps you data sync with your primary datacenter, hence takes very minimal time to recover the needed data.
Organization can choose their own locations according to their need. Today AWS has more than 30 availability zone and spread across the globe. And every availability zone is mostly Tier3+. Connectivity between the zones is so concrete that recovery happens very fast.