There’s no getting-around the fact that, volume of data generated by most businesses these days, is simply humongous! We can no longer afford our systems and applications to be shut down even for few minutes (or seconds, rather). That would, quite simply, translate to revenue-loss running into millions. On top of that, the probability of losing sensitive data due to system failures, is a constant nightmare that haunts most of us!
Wouldn’t it be amazing, if we could go about our businesses without having to worry about data losses and consequences of system failure?
That’s where we come in!
Cloud DR, as it is commonly referred to, deals with creating a disaster recovery plan utilizing cloud storage. There are 4 ways you can go about doing so, based on how quickly you can restore the system after a disaster, starting from the slowest to the fastest:
Backup and Restore
This entails updating your data simultaneously in an online repository provided by your Cloud Service Provider, in addition to your on-premises storage. In case your system fails and is wiped clean; you still possess an up-to-date copy of your data on the cloud - all nice and clean. You can automate downloading of your data as well! This, however, does not eliminate the requirement of an external hard drive or a local backup; which means, you would have to recreate your system, in case of a failure.
In this, a minimal version of the environment is always running on the cloud. When the system fails, you can start your cloud servers and let them take up all the workload. This would also require scaling up of your system, depending on the instances running currently. You can save face, while trying to get your on-premises system, up and running!
This approach involves having a scaled-down version of a fully functional environment, always running on cloud, sharing small workloads. When disaster strikes, they can automatically start taking up the request, by using the most useful feature of the cloud – Auto Scaling.
This is the best approach. It involves splitting the workload equally between on-premises infrastructure and cloud, in an active : active configuration. No matter how worse the situation is, or however long it takes to get your system up and running, your entire workload would be reduced, since it is shared with the the cloud servers. Your customers won’t even notice the difference!
Many Cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and AWS Cloud offer fantastic storage solutions like S3, Glacier, Blob storage, etc. which allow you to store your data based on how frequently you’d need it - making the time spent in finding the right data, almost redundant.
BluePi has the expertise and the experience required in setting you up with the right data storage and back-up solution customized for your business. We’ll even ensure that your data is absolutely safe, and accessible only to those select few, chosen by you!
By leveraging our expertise on Cloud, you can now lay all your worries about losing your data, and system failures, to rest.