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Using AWS Disaster Recovery to Close Your DR Datacenter


Maintaining physical Disaster Recovery (DR) datacenters grows more cost-prohibitive each year. By moving your DR data center to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, you enable faster disaster recovery and greater resiliency without the cost of a second physical datacenter. In this article, we’ll discuss how to use AWS to manage disaster recovery in the cloud. We’ll give a brief overview of how AWS disaster recovery works, the benefits of using AWS DR, an overview DR architectures and a customer example.

Watch the video below and access the slides, or continue on to read the article:

Before we begin, there are four terms you should be familiar with when discussing disaster recovery:

  • Business Continuity: Ensuring that your organization’s mission critical business functions continuing to operate or they recover pretty quickly from a serious incidence.
  • Disaster Recovery: Disaster recovery is all about preparing for and recovering from a disaster, so any event that has negative impact on your business; things like hardware failures; software failures; power outages; physical damages to your building like fire, flooding, and hurricanes or even human error. Disaster recovery is all about planning for those incidents.
  • Recovery Point Objectives (RPO): RPO is basically the acceptable amount of data loss measured in time. If your disaster hits at 12:00 PM and your RPO is one hour, your system should recover all the data that was in the system before 11:00 AM. Your data loss will only span from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO): RTO is the time it takes after a disruption to restore your business processes back to their agreed upon service levels. If your disaster occurs at 12pm and your RTO is eight hours, you should be back up and running by no later than 8:00 PM.

Keep your Primary Datacenter, but Shift Disaster Recovery to AWS
We’re not saying that you need to shut down all of your datacenters and migrate them to AWS. You can keep your primary datacenter, but close your DR datacenter and migrate those workloads to AWS.

Read the entire article here, Using AWS Disaster Recovery to Close Your DR Datacenter

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