For many organisations, unexpected downtime in their IT infrastructure or access to it, can cause significant loss to revenue and also reputation. In some cases the cost per minute of downtime can run into tens of thousands of dollars. For these reasons alone an adequate disaster recovery plan is essential.
There are many options available for disaster recovery and each one lends itself to individual business requirements. Some organisations invest millions into split site production data centres ensuring at least 50% operational activity should one go down. Others rely on occasional backups minimising the cost of recovery to a standby server albeit sometimes after a lengthly outage.
Rycroft Solutions can assist, devise and implement a cloud based disaster recovery solution which can cater for organisatons wishing to split production data centres (hybrid cloud and on premise). We can also assist organisations wanting to replicate production servers to a cloud standby, and organisations wishing to automate the shipment of backup data to secure cloud storage. In all cases, planning the right disaster recovery solution to suit your business requires an understanding of how quickly you need to recover from a disaster, and at what cost.
The following examples show how we can implement disaster recovery for your business:
Data replication is a very good method for recovery depending on the frequency of replication. This method means that any changes made to data are then copied to a target location, in some cases the target location can be updated before the change is reflected at source, making the target even more up-to-date than its source counterpart. By using a cloud based target server, replication data can be sent from the on-premise source host to the target when updates are made or on an autonomous schedule:
In the event of a disaster or outage, users can then be directed to the cloud based target and business can resume as normal.
A cold standby solution is very useful when little or infrequent updates are made to a server. In this scenario an on-premise server is accessed by users and any changes are secured to backup on a scheduled basis.
In the event of a disaster or outage, a cloud based cold standby server is started and backup data from the source server is then restored:
User acess is then directed to the cloud based target and business can resume as normal.
Rycroft Solutions are here to help you plan and implement a disaster recovery solution to suit your business requirement and budget. Contact us today and we can discuss a solution that is best for you.