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|Private Cloud Computing: A Game Changer for Disaster Recovery
Private Cloud Computing offers a number of significant advantages – including lower costs, faster server deployments, and higher levels of resiliency.
What is often over looked is how the Private Cloud can dramatically changes the game for disaster recovery in terms of significantly lower costs, faster recovery times, and enhanced testability.
When production applications are loaded and running on a private cloud, they enjoy a couple of key attributes which dramatically redefine the approach to disaster recovery:
1) The servers are virtualized, thereby abstracting the operating system and applications from the hardware.
2) Typically (but not required) the cloud runs on a common set of hardware hosts – and the private cloud footprint can be expanded by simply adding an additional host.
3) Many larger private cloud implementations are running with a dedicated SAN and dedicated cloud controller.
Sylectus - A Software-as-a-Service Hosting and IT Disaster Recovery Case Study
The biggest challenge Sylectus faced was having a reliable data center supported by excellent customer technical support. With over 400 transportation carriers using Sylectus’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) software, they needed a datacenter that could offer high availability for their IT disaster recovery solution. Other requirements for their data center included a secure, top-notch facility that had 24X7 access and excellent customer technical support.
Although Online Tech’s Midwest data centers are physically further than their old backup facility, Sylectus felt it was worth the change. “The further separation we have between our data centers reduces the risk of a major disaster knocking out both locations. Our customers gain a certain comfort level knowing their data is available and accessible, in real time, at any time from either location,” says Ed de Leon, Sylectus VP of Information Technology.
Top 5 Reasons Why Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan Should Be A Top Priority
We have all heard the horror stories of simple mistakes that lead to costly business disasters. It seems like every day on the news we hear about the next recall or outage that leads to the need for public relations to clean up the mess. More often than not, the damage is too great to overcome and that company which suffered the IT disaster is unable to recover.
Planning for the unknown and unlikely can be difficult but having enough funds to implement an IT disaster recovery plan can seem close to impossible. Often companies are faced with more pressing issues to their business than something that may or may not happen, or so they think, which is why we hear about these stories on the news quite frequently.
But how unlikely is it that an IT disaster could happen to your company? With the combination of natural disasters, hardware failures and human error, the reality is that data loss is only a matter of when, not if.