3 steps to solving disaster recovery in the cloud

Many believe that DR (disaster recovery) is built into the cloud. It’s not. Although many cloud providers do a fair job of making sure you can recover your data, you could be missing out on the capabilities that truly define a DR system. These include the abilities to:

  • Separate data from metadata, which allows for a better understanding about what you back up.
  • Deal with data compliance issues, such as HIPAA, GDPR (General Data Protection Regularion), and PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).
  • Manage widely distributed data, including data on laptops and mobile devices.
  • Avoid backups for redundant data, leveraging a single source of truth.
  • Back up both cloud-based and on-premises systems using a single DR system.

Enter the new array of cloud-ready and cloud-delivered DR systems that can replace existing legacy DR systems, including the weekly tape backups that go off site via FedEx, along with a lot of money over the years. These new kids on the block have given DR a much-needed facelift and new capabilities to match how we’re doing computing these days, including cloud and mobile. 

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