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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Architecting Your DR Strategy


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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Architecting Your DR Strategy

  1. 1. Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Architecting Your DR Strategy
  2. 2. Today’s Cloud ExpertBryan ThompsonBryan Thompson is Tier 3’s vice president ofservices. Bryan oversees pre and post-salestechnical support and professional services. Tier 3 Tier 3 is an enterprise cloud platform provider, offering an agile, self-optimizing cloud solution designed to run mission-critical, production applications and services. Tier 3 offers enterprise grade security, five 9 SLA across server, network and storage, and built-in disaster recovery.
  3. 3. What is Disaster Recovery? Backups Making copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event; one component of a complete DR plan. Disaster Recovery The process, policies and procedures of preparing for recovery or continuation of critical IT infrastructure after a disaster. Business Continuity Activities to ensure that critical business functions—including but not limited to IT infrastructure—will be available in the case of a disaster.
  4. 4. The True Costs of Disaster Recovery Cost of a Disaster Impact of a Recovery Solution Disaster on Your Business
  5. 5. The Evolution of Disaster Recovery Solutions Cloud Virtual Disk-to-Disk Tape Lower storage and broadband costs are driving the cloud evolution
  6. 6. Why Disaster Recovery in the Cloud? Cloud Disaster Recovery Delivers… • Enterprise RTO/RPO levels • From RTO of 2-3 weeks to under 8 hours • Provides custom RPO points for different workflows • Lower costs • No more CapEx required to buy/refresh gear • Geo-diversity built-in; no paying for additional datacenters • Improved automation and reliability“Cloud-based DR moves the • Leverage fully automated solutionsdiscussion from data center • Eliminate mechanical failuresspace and hardware to oneabout cloud capacity planning,”Lauren Whitehouse, senior analystat Enterprise Strategy Group
  7. 7. Cloud Disaster Recovery SolutionsThere are many cloud disaster recovery choices – will your approach forceyou to prioritize one over others or manage multiple solutions? Corporate Data & Servers & Virtual End-User Data Applications Machines
  8. 8. Disaster Recovery Scenarios Physical to Physical Active/Active Hot Site Cold Site RTO 0 < 8 hours < 24 hours RPO 0 < 8 hours < 24 hoursOn-premise Replicate to a 2nd physical site Physical to Offsite Backup Build Config RTO 1-3 weeks Deploy RPO 24 hours Offsite Storage Physical Needs to be provisioned in case of disaster
  9. 9. Disaster Recovery Scenarios (cont.) Physical to Virtual Data RTO 24 hours RPO 24 hours Physical VM Images Cloud VMs Data Virtual to Virtual RTO 8 hours RPO 8 hours VMs VM Images(on premise or in Cloud VMs the cloud)
  10. 10. Architecting a Disaster Recovery Plan  What workloads are mission-critical? (What RTO/RPO is needed for each?)  What do you need backed up?  On-premise vs. cloud-hosted  Data, applications, and servers/virtual machines  Determine the frequency of backups needed by how much data loss can you safely handle  Ensure solution provides geo-diversity, as well as rolling backups to protect against data corruption  SLA alone is not a disaster recovery strategy – what dedicated disaster recovery solutions do you have in place?
  11. 11. Tier 3 Disaster Recovery Solution Suite “Our entire business depends on the Tier 3 Cloud. It pretty much runs everything for us, so that we don’t have to.” - Andy Evans, Founder and CTO, Obeo Client Backup app: SAN layer snapshots: App-level backups: • The desktop backup app • Once a day snapshots of all • Uses Microsoft Data stores employees’ PC data Premium Environment SANs Protection Manager to back to the cloud, with version • Rolling 14-day backups to up Windows history paired data centers Server, Exchange • Comprehensive web control separated by at least 800 Server, SharePoint panel and admin accounts miles, ensuring geographic Server, SQL Server, and allowing for centralized IT diversity more management • 3 copies of data (one local, • Active/passive clustering • No licensing fees or costs two remote) are maintained enables failovers between beyond the storage and at all times for increased databases, should one go bandwidth used. redundancy. offline
  12. 12. Tier 3: An Enterprise Cloud InnovatorTime-tested TechnologyContinuously innovating on five yearsof unique IP in enterprise virtualizationProven Results>100 enterprises trust their missioncritical apps, sites and developmentenvironments to our cloudZone FootprintThree zones across the Americas by Q4
  13. 13. Q&A