September 19, 2019 by Siobhan Climer
The ideal disaster recovery solution includes an off-site backup of historical and critical data. This fundamental element of IT resilience has in the past been achieved through the use of a second datacenter. While expensive, this ensured data protection – to a point – and is a critical component of the 3-2-1 backup strategy.
Today, disaster recovery solutions are simplifying this process by pairing IT resilience with cloud providers to provide data protection and disaster recovery while also enabling workload migration, accelerating cloud adoption, and decreasing capital expenditures associated with owning and operating a second datacenter.
Disaster Recovery In The Cloud
Choosing the right cloud provider for your organization can be a complex process tied to existing in-house skills, application interoperability, and nuances associated with trust and reputation. Whether you use Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), IT resilience is an attainable goal.
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What Is IT Resilience?
Zerto’s IT resilience platform is built on a belief that continuous data protection is central to disaster recovery, backup, and workload mobility. These elements converge with Zerto’s IT resilience platform, which uses built-in orchestration, automation, and analytics to provide users a simple, agile solution that saves time and resources.
IT Resilience With Microsoft Azure And Zerto
Microsoft Azure is the go-to cloud provider for many users because Microsoft is already so embedded in information technology systems. For teams using Office 365 and Active Directory, or with dedicated in-house knowledge workers who excel with Microsoft systems, Azure may seem an easy, non-disruptive cloud platform to extend backup and disaster recovery programming.
Zerto utilizes Azure’s native APIs to create compute instances during a recovery or move task, which significantly reduces disaster recovery costs. Zerto also couples with Microsoft Azure Data Box Edge, SQL servers, and provides replication to, from, and in between Azure sites.
IT Resilience With AWS And Zerto
AWS is the market leader for cloud infrastructure services, holding 47.8% of the 2018 IaaS public cloud services market share according to Gartner. AWS has the benefit of being incredibly easy-to-use and highly scalable. Many newer businesses choose AWS because of these benefits. As the leader in IaaS, AWS also provides reliability and security for hybrid and all-in cloud deployments.
Zerto partners with AWS to give technology leaders flexibility in backup and disaster recovery solutions. Zerto’s orchestrated failback enables seamless movement between, to, and from cloud and on-premise environments. Zerto couples with AWS native APIs and AWS Storage Gateways to decrease costs and improve long-term retention capabilities.
Using The Cloud For Backups
Backup is central to your disaster recovery strategy. Businesses that fail to backup their data are unable to recover from a disaster event. In fact, 60% of businesses who experience data loss shut down within 6 months of the event.
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About The Author
Siobhan Climer, Science and Technology Writer for Mindsight, writes about technology trends in education, healthcare, and business. She writes extensively about cybersecurity, disaster recovery, cloud services, backups, data storage, network infrastructure, and the contact center. When she’s not writing tech, she’s reading and writing fantasy, gardening, and exploring the world with her twin daughters. Find her on twitter @techtalksio.