Disaster recovery using the cloud

September 30, 2013 in Cloud

Disaster recovery (DR) using cloud-based services, such as data backup and failover servers, can be a faster alternative to on-premise DR. Keep in mind your DR environment — the size of your company, its budget, the amount of data, and the criticality of your applications and settings should drive your plan. The Business Case for Cloud DR It’s important to understand your DR environment and the expectations in the event of a disaster. If your business cannot accept any downtime, then you’ll also need to consider what you’re backing up—file-based backup or image-based backup. […]