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What Is AWS Disaster Recovery And Why Is It Important?

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One of the most relevant use cases we hear from company owners is disaster recovery (DR). Having your own DR site ready and on standby in the cloud without paying for hardware, energy, bandwidth, cooling, space and system management, staff and launching cloud resources quickly when they’re really needed makes the AWS cloud the ideal solution for cloud-based disaster recovery.

It can also be too difficult to handle and track conventional disaster recovery. In addition, a physical DR site can be incredibly costly and time-consuming to support and maintain. You can only increase the server capacity when operating with an on-site data centre by buying additional computing facilities, which can take a lot of money, and time.

All aspects of standard disaster recovery can be replicated in the cloud.

The primary objective of disaster recovery is to reduce the total effect on business results of a disaster. Cloud  disaster recovery will do exactly that. Sensitive workloads may be moved to a cloud DR site in the event of a catastrophe in order to restore business operations.

Cloud computing disaster recovery has become the most lucrative choice for small and medium-sized companies due to its cost-efficiency, scalability, and reliability. In general, SMBs do not have an adequate budget or resources to create their own DR site and manage it. Cloud services give you access to cloud storage, which is both and affordable and durable data security and disaster recovery solution.

Preparing for and recovering from a disaster is about disaster recovery. Any incident that has a detrimental effect on the continuity or finances of your organization may be called a catastrophe. This may be a malfunction of hardware or software, a network breakdown, a power outage, environmental damage such as fire or flooding or another unexpected disaster.

With AWS, you have the flexibility to select the best solution that suits your budget, your recovery point objective (RPO) and your recovery time objective (RTO).

Not only does the AWS cloud make it cost-effective to do DR in the cloud, but it also makes it easy, safe and secure. You can fire up and monitor whether your DR solution works as you expect it to and test it as many times as you like for no extra cost. This helps you be prepared ahead of time and ensure that all the correct APIs and correct automation is in place.

AWS has several benefits for AWS disaster recovery, including…

Ease of Use:

AWS lets you easily upload or restore large amounts of data quickly.

Industry-Leading Standards:

AWS’ standard are globally recognised and industry leading.

Secure Backups:

Amazon’s cloud computing service, Amazon S3, offers a 99.999999999% durability guarantee on all data stored there.

Standby Solutions:

AWS offers standby solutions which decrease recovery times by replicating systems as they operate. This allows them to be restored almost instantly when needed.

Highly Scalable:

As AWS is cloud-based, additionally resources can be used for incrementally more cost, meaning that unlike on-premises solutions, you don’t have to buy a whole new server just because you need an extra terabyte of storage.

Easy To Test:

AWS allows you to test procedures and systems in a replicated environment without risking the functions of your main network.

Advanced Monitoring:

AWS has reliable control solutions that will alert you in the event of any unusual behaviour on your system. These automated alerts can be customised to your liking.

Advanced Security:

AWS’ Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows you to secure all or part of your cloud systems to particular users, helping to keep your data backup and secure.

Advanced Automation:

Automating the deployment of applications on AWS-based servers is simple.

Software Licensing:

To make licensing easier for you to handle, Amazon offers a range of versions. For instance, for many software components or operating systems, “Bring Your Own License” is possible. Alternatively, there is a variety of software for which the hourly fee covers the cost of the license. This is referred to as “License included”. “Bring your own license” helps you during a crisis to exploit your current tech investments. “Included license” minimizes the front license costs of a DR site that is not used on a regular basis, i.e. during a DR test. If you have questions about your licenses and how they relate to AWS at any point, contact your license reseller.

Conclusion

AWS gives you fine grain control and several building blocks to create the required DR solution. There are on-demand AWS services available and you only pay for what you use. This is a key benefit for DR, where extensive infrastructure recovery is needed immediately. This article has shown how versatile, cost-effective infrastructure solutions are offered by AWS, helping you to have a more successful DR plan.