An effective disaster recovery plan includes a flexible solution that can meet your needs. Can it protect any OS and device? Can you store your data in any cloud? Can it be deployed as physical or virtual? These are some of the questions you want to ask in order to plan your DR strategy properly. Making sure that you find a solution compatible with your environment is a critical component.
Simple is key. Push-button failover should mean exactly that – so your disaster recovery planning should allow you to failover to a second site in minutes or seconds (not hours or days). No additional IT resources needed! When considering the complexity of a solution, the built-in orchestration is one of the key differentiators in DR solution providers. Effective disaster recovery planning includes failback, and it’s important to understand exactly how the solution plans to failover your applications, and then failback, in addition to how much customisation and control you have in the whole orchestration process.
Look for a solution that is truly as-a-service, with no add-on charges or professional service fees. When keeping costs in mind, remember that no additional secondary site means no additional hardware costs. Planning your DR strategy with a provider who can give you a low, monthly subscription service means that everything is included — support, maintenance, unlimited testing, and hardware upgrades to name a few. A service solution provides the benefit of a single monthly subscription payment, without the unnecessary add-on fees.
Disaster recovery planning doesn’t need to make your head spin. Keep these three considerations in mind as you go about your strategy and implementation. Infrascale, minimise the risk of downtime at a price that will make your CFO smile, allowing IT to stop buying and managing disparate hardware and software to solve their DR needs. An administrative dashboard, accessible from any browser or device, makes it easy to recover mission-critical applications and systems with push-button simplicity.
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