When was the last time you evaluated your disaster recovery (DR) strategy?
If the traditional data center is dead, as market trends suggest, that means traditional DR is, too. In 2017, building a secondary data center just for DR won’t cut it. Resource-strapped IT teams aren’t fans of secondary data centers. They’re struggling with the ongoing maintenance of their primary data centers. Their budgets can’t accommodate the additional cost – and their teams can’t accommodate the additional headaches – of secondary sites.
However, there is hope. Thanks to the growing cloud adoption rate and cloud-forward colocation providers, the data center world is transforming, presenting the industry with more efficient and cost-effective options, like hybrid DR. And as luck may have it, there are a number of ways out there to execute it beyond DRaaS.
The choice doesn’t have to be on-prem or cloud. There are hybrid cloud strategies for DR that go beyond DRaaS and beyond the traditional data center and bring them together. By balancing a number of different services and investing in metro-based colocation partners, organizations can access their data via a more secure and logical path to the cloud.
But just how do you set up your hybrid DR strategy? In our latest SlideShare, we share our top tips for developing and implementing an effective DR plan, from determining which carriers to work with to measuring recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO).
Click through the slides below to learn how you can consider new alternatives for hybrid DR that will make the life of you, the IT leaders, better and will ensure you can access a single, durable copy of your data anytime, anywhere – even in the event of a disaster.