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Resiliency in a Hybrid Platform, Multi-Cloud World

Resiliency in a Hybrid Platform, Multi-Cloud World

Companies today have already or are considering incorporating Cloud capabilities into their current enterprise architectures. Starting with an existing on-premise design that utilizes traditional processing methods and cross platform technologies, many firms are expanding these footprints to include local private and remote public cloud services. This presents a challenge when considering how to adequately implement an end to end resiliency strategy to ensure continuous protection while retaining high levels of availability to achieve business expectations.

Key to addressing this challenge is determining how the actual Hybrid Platform, Multi-Cloud design will be delivered, and what impact it will have on existing resiliency programs (Hybrid Platform, Multi-Cloud being defined as a Hybrid IT design leveraging numerous platforms that can be combined with Multiple Cloud infrastructures for additional capacity and scalability). Areas of focus that need to be taken into consideration and closely coordinated include technology implications, application level recovery, multi-site network connectivity options, and the use of a single orchestration engine to continuously monitor, manage, and deliver the execution and maintenance of the program.

The evolving landscape for a Hybrid Platform, Multi-Cloud design most often starts with a view of the existing technology and infrastructure being used to deliver IT and Business services. For most Enterprise clients this begins with somewhat of a closed ecosystem, whereby processing is contained to a single site or campus using more traditional technologies such as mainframe and/or midrange computing platforms that communicate locally with INTEL based server capacities in a physical or virtual state.

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The Best Disaster Recovery Solution for Small Businesses

There is more to a disaster recovery plan than justhaving some backup software and runninga backup. Your best solution is going toinclude a local backup device orappliance. This is completelyseparate from just a hard drive to store backup data on.

The backup and disaster recovery solution is going to take a complete backup of youryour server on defined schedule. This happen automatically without you having to do anything to make surethat backup happens on a daily basis.

The backup and recovery solution is going to maintain complete backups for X number of days at your local office separate from your server. The X number means whatever number of days your industry recommends or you're comfortable with or your IT guy is comfortable with. It is going to report to you the success or failure of the backup job by email or to your office manager or to your IT guy.

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Disaster Recovery vs. Backup: What You Need to Know

Disaster Recovery vs. Backup: What You Need to Know

Originally published by: NewCloud Networks

We often hear about the importance of disaster recovery and backup to the success of our businesses. Often lumped together under the umbrella "BDR", backup and disaster recovery are mentioned so much in the IT industry that they seem to be more like buzz words than actual business solutions. For this reason, backup and DR have become heavily associated terms, sometimes used interchangeably.

In the midst of all of this jargon and confusion, the crucial thing to understand is that backup and DR are NOT one in the same, but two separate concepts. These two concepts are, however, both important to include in your business strategy. For the purpose of creating two plans (one for backup and one for DR) you will first need to understand the difference between the two.

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How to Implement an Effective Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution in 10 Steps

How to Implement an Effective Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution in 10 Steps

Originally published by: NewCloud Networks

Disaster Recovery is one of the most important solutions that businesses deploy. Not only does DR help to protect your data, it keeps your business operational in the event of an attack. Traditionally, DR solutions have been costly and time consuming to implement. However, with the emergence of cloud-based DR servicesor disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), companies can deploy solutions fast.

But let's take a step back here. Before you begin implementing a disaster recovery solution, cloud-based or otherwise, your company should undertake an immense planning and consideration process, in which you evaluate your current IT environment. During this process, It is important to understand what your DR goals are and what sort of solution will help you to achieve them. Let us explore the steps of the DR planning process that lead to implementation, and the steps that come after. 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Cloud-Based DR

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Cloud-Based DR

Originally published by: NewCloud Networks

Selecting the right disaster recovery solution for your business can be a trying task. With data security and recovery such an important part of your business's continuity, DR is not something to take lightly. This decision involves many factors. When we consider the most important factors of DR - recovery, security and redundancy- it is not difficult to understand why many companies are making the shift to the cloud. In addition to the numerous benefits of deploying a cloud-based solution, cloud DR (disaster recovery as a Service or DRaaS) offers users specific advantages over alternative solutions. 

1. Legacy DR doesn't cut it

Legacy BDR solutions are often complex andassembled from a variety of vendors, making them slow and difficult to manage. Cloud solutions, on the other hand, work tosimplify the backup and DR process with set it and forget it backup methods. You no longer need to manage multiple vendors and multiple backup cycles. 

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