The benefits of redundancy in data centers powered by the cloud and disaster recovery


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  • Prevents the situation where a server must be replaced that is still being depreciated for example in a faster than anticipated growth situation need to upgrade HW.
  • The benefits of redundancy in data centers powered by the cloud and disaster recovery

    1. 1. The Benefits of Redundancy in Data Centers Powered by the Cloud and Disaster Recovery Capabilities Virtually Anywhere.
    2. 2. Cloud Computing Redundancy As An Effective Recovery Plan <ul><li>Why do businesses need a disaster recovery plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Why choose redundancy over other disaster recovery plans? </li></ul><ul><li>Factors that prohibit on-site redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing as a redundancy disaster recovery plan </li></ul><ul><li>Other benefits available through cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and accessibility of systems through virtualization services </li></ul><ul><li>How cloud computing through virtualization services can save businesses money </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Should A Business Have A Disaster Recovery Plan? <ul><li>Information is one of the most important aspects of a business </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses use information technology as a core structure for productivity and information storage </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing an effective data recovery plan will ensure that the business’ systems are safe in case of IT failure </li></ul><ul><li>Without a data recovery plan in place, businesses are at risk of crippling their organization in case of natural or manmade disaster </li></ul>Virtually Anywhere.
    4. 4. Redundancy - The Most Effective Disaster Recovery Plan <ul><li>Employing redundant systems backs up programs and files on to a secondary server </li></ul><ul><li>The use of a secondary system allows an often seamless transition if something happens to the primary server </li></ul><ul><li>This increases the overall productivity of employees with fewer downtimes </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy ensures the complete restoration of the primary system faster than other data recovery options </li></ul>Virtually Anywhere.
    5. 5. Prohibitive Factors Of On-Site Redundancy <ul><li>There are several factors that keep businesses from employing an effective data recovery plan through implementing a redundant system, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost: Need to purchase secondary IT system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space: Requires room to install secondary system which adds expansion costs or removes employee productivity space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance: Upkeep of two IT systems can be costly with systems software upgrades and other maintenance fees </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Redundancy Through Cloud Computing Virtualization Services <ul><li>The use of virtualization services allows businesses to implement an effective disaster recovery plan without the added costs of purchasing a secondary back-up system, IT room expansion and maintenance. Benefits include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-demand access to remote computing resources, bandwidth, storage space and other IT assets through subscription of per-use basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual resources are safe and secure from any on-site loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of the data recovery plan means that vital business information and systems would be available through cloud computing in the event of the local data failure </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Benefits Of Cloud Computing: Business Continuity <ul><li>Various plans are available to meet the needs of each business for either normal operations or disaster recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains consistency of information throughout all business locations if used for normal operation </li></ul><ul><li>Provides on-demand, easy access to secondary systems if primary systems become unavailable </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing systems are managed and maintained by a trained staff with vast knowledge in the field of IT infrastructure to assist with fast and efficient recovery </li></ul>
    8. 8. Benefits Of Cloud Computing: Data Center Colocation <ul><li>Businesses can opt to have its entire IT infrastructure managed and maintained off-site </li></ul><ul><li>Systems and data can be easily accessed through cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced IT staff will ensure that the business’ cloud computing systems are running optimally </li></ul><ul><li>Gain access to enterprise level resources and staff without the high price tags associated with those types of systems and services </li></ul>
    9. 9. FAQ About Cloud Computing: Security <ul><li>Are information systems safe and secure through cloud computing services? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MYTH: Malicious users and hackers can expose a business’ information and systems if they use cloud computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FACT: The primary threat to IT data and systems is power failure or data loss due to natural or manmade disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtualization services are audited and SAS70 certified by a third party based upon the implementation of security protocols and other factors. This ensures the security of the systems and data by confirming the cloud computing service has been certified </li></ul>Virtually Anywhere.
    10. 10. FAQ About Cloud Computing: Accessibility <ul><li>How does cloud computing affect the accessibility of systems and information? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MYTH: Cloud computing will decrease the accessibility of a business’ systems and data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FACT: Using virtualization services could actually increase the accessibility and business productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT hosting companies are staffed by IT professionals that can guarantee an up-time of nearly 100% and are supported by contingency, redundancy and other disaster recovery plans in place </li></ul>
    11. 11. Cost Effective IT Solutions <ul><li>Cloud computing saves money through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Removing need to purchasing expensive IT equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing staffing dollars to be used for resources other than IT staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing productivity and fewer downtimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring the security and safety of systems and data avoiding costs of restoring data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaining access to enterprise level systems at a lower cost </li></ul></ul>