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Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Disaster Recovery


Emerging disaster recovery solutions go beyond backup and recovery. They allow users to back up virtual machines (VM) to a cloud, and in the event of a failure, the backup VM can be mounted directly as if it were the primary VM, while the primary is restored in the background. Unlike traditional backup, cloud backup can turn into DR in certain scenarios.

But there are two approaches to be prepared for a disaster, Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). In a BaaS scenario, you are pulling files or data objects across and the normal outcome is to restore them back, but if the thing you are backing up is a VM in a different geography, why not just power it up?.

The data movement technology that achieves more DRaaS, most of them are BaaS plumbing, basic data replication technology that’s enhanced. Because of that, most DRaaS solutions allow you to do selective file restore as well, so you get BaaS as a side benefit.

This is the roadmap to disaster recovery in the cloud. There are different ways to take care of the tactical nature of backup, all of which are going to have an on-premises capability for fast restore and a cloud copy of some form.

At easySERVICE™ Data Solutions, our hybrid cloud delivers strategic advantages to the business by redirecting resources from lights-on to innovation. Only an open hybrid cloud delivers full strategic business value from cloud computing because it is the only approach that:

  • Enables portability of applications and data across cloud
  • Fully leverages existing IT investments and avoid creating new silos
  • Spans physical servers, multiple virtual platforms, and the broadest choice of public cloud
  • Provides portability of applications and life cycle management of those applications across heterogeneous infrastructures
  • Allows organizations to evolve towards the cloud, delivering incremental IT value along the way
  • Keeps organizations firmly in control of their own technology strategy

This especially designed backup solution helps small to medium sized organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. It is as organizations look for a backup software solution that meets these seven criteria of providing the highest levels of protection for VMs as it now offers protection for the entire IT infrastructure—be it physical Windows servers or any virtual machines.

If you’d like to discuss any of the above best practices or lessons learned with us or to learn more about how we are partnering with companies just like yours to ensure the availability of mission-critical applications, please contact us at (855) US STELLAR.


One comment on “Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Disaster Recovery

  1. StellarPhoenixS
    June 10, 2014

    Reblogged this on Stellar Phoenix Solutions.

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