Disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud is one of those things – while it’s so obvious, it can really get messed up if not approached in the right way. We see a lot of businesses work through DR scenarios, so we thought it would be great to provide a short list of how NOT to go about DR in the cloud.
Lumping in DR with HA: High availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) are all too often mistakenly understood as overlapping concepts where cloud computing is concerned. The truth is they are very different. While they are complementary in their positive impact on a business’ infrastructure, they cannot be considered in the exact same way. HA has more to do with operational performance, while DR directly involves failure contingency and disaster preparedness.