TaylorMade Golf is one of the largest golf equipment and apparel companies in the world and was recently challenged with consolidating a number of legacy IT systems while finding an alternative disaster recovery solution for its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. TaylorMade needed to upgrade its disaster-recovery capabilities in order to mitigate the chance of data loss in its mission-critical ERP system. It was looking for continuous data protection in both the onsite production and DR environments. At the same time, TaylorMade wanted to incorporate newer technology, for example, virtualization, which would allow for quickly scaling memory size, CPU and disk space without having to purchase incremental hardware. This type of solution required private networking and multiple nodes to be replicated synchronously, which initially seemed to defy the capabilities of a public cloud. However, TaylorMade was able to work with Datapipe to architect a custom built, yet cost effective, DR environment based on an Oracle Limited disaster recovery-optimized solution running in an AWS data center. Using the AWS platform, Datapipe was able to deliver a turnkey solution, which allowed TaylorMade to easily move data between various Amazon data centers as its protection requirements changed, without incurring any data transfer charges. In this session, representatives from TaylorMade and Datapipe will walk through the challenges of and lessons learned from this highly specific use case for the deployment of cloud resources for disaster recovery in an AWS environment as well as discuss best practices for architecting a cloud based disaster recovery solution.