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Cloud Disaster Recovery (DR)

There are two main types of disaster recovery: offsite and cloud based. The first of these requires you to analyse and define which of your data you’d like to protect, and then work out a budget to support this type of recovery plan. Because you are effectively supporting double the amount of data, this can become expensive. 

Cloud based data recovery allows you to protect your production environment without the expense or management burden of traditional solutions. With minimal upfront costs, you can replace or improve on your current setup with newer functionality, often with no capital investment. It’s also incredibly flexible in terms of scaling.

There are several types of cloud based disaster recovery including virtualization, private, public or hybrid cloud solutions. Which of these is right for your organisation will depend on the amount of data you are looking to protect, your recovery time objectives and your budget, as well as security, performance and compliance factors. For some organisations, disaster recovery might mean simply taking a backup of company databases. For others, it is ensuring there are a farm of servers ready to take over production in a moment’s notice. Cloud disaster recovery is scalable enough to meet each requirement.

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  • Virtualization

    There is no doubt that the primary vehicle for all cloud based disaster recovery is virtualisation. Virtualisation eliminates hardware dependencies and simplifies restoration. VMWare/Hyper V are the leading virtualisation providers. Their products provide high availability and data protection across all cloud disaster recovery methods.



  • Private Cloud Disaster Recovery

    Whether you choose to locate your private cloud in-house, or outsource to a data centre, a private cloud allows IT Managers to retain complete control over their backups. Instead of separate data, a private cloud will take a backup of your entire system. The backups can be scheduled to run every night (or more frequently if required) and recovery can be done in a matter of hours – not days.


  • Public Cloud Disaster Recovery

    Public cloud solutions are most attractive to smaller organisations whose recovery time objectives are days, rather than hours and who are more comfortable with a pay-as-you-go style of service. Because your data is effectively backed up across shared servers and hosted externally, the costs are reduced compared to a private network, as the infrastructure is managed by your service provider.

  • Hybrid 


    A mix of both private, public and community clouds, hybrid disaster recovery often reduces costs, as well as providing high availability. By leveraging the hybrid model, you can balance the benefits of a private or public cloud solution.






Because disaster recovery is unique for each organisation, we recommend speaking with a member of our team
to access your individual requirements on 01233 225 618.

We will chat you through all the factors you need to consider and help you put your data into ‘recovery tiers’ so that you can evaluate the right solution for you.

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