Nobody is safe from disasters. Equipment fails, people make mistakes and natural phenomena happen... That's why it's important to have a plan: a Disaster Recovery protects your business from these unforeseen events, ensuring continuity of operations – all without breaking the budget. Let's understand what is needed?

We are exposed to various risks in our online routine. Equipment failures, cyberattacks and even unforeseen circumstances. When this happens, we need to work to recover lost data quickly, in order to ensure business continuity.

For critical applications, minimizing data loss along with recovery time without breaking the bank can be a challenge. Understanding the importance of Disaster Recovery is finding a protection solution for your business without breaking your budget. Come on?

What is Disaster Recovery ?

Disaster Recovery is a plan of action to recover systems and networks that are interrupted for any reason. Its main objective is to keep applications and operations active in case of damage or danger. In addition to helping your organization run more smoothly on a day-to-day basis, Disaster Recovery helps restore applications, data and hardware quickly.

Thanks to cloud technologies, having a Disaster Recovery has become even easier. Cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), make its applicability possible with greater scale and ease.

Why do I need Disaster Recovery ?

No company is immune to disasters. To ensure the continuity of your business, it is worth investing in a recovery plan. With Disaster Recovery you:

– Protects your data and equipment;

– Reduces the downtime of your applications;

– Strengthens the maintenance of the credibility and reputation of your brand;

– Ensures the continuity of your business;

– Get an extra layer of security for your business and your customers.

Choose your Disaster Recovery

To choose which method is right for you, first determine what your specific recovery needs are. Amazon Web Services ( AWS), for example, offers Disaster Recovery for its customers to develop robust or cost-effective recovery plans that are completely targeted and fit for purpose.

The main Disaster Recovery with Amazon Web Services (AWS) are:

Disaster Recovery 1 – Backup and Restore

Simple and cost-effective, this type of Disaster Recovery backs up and restores data as needed. It is suitable for services that can sustain longer recovery times.

Disaster Recovery 2 – Pilot Light

It is an intermediate cost option for Disaster Recovery , interesting for critical applications and data. Meets lowest RTO and RPO requirements.

Disaster Recovery 3 – Warm Standby

A higher cost option for Disaster Recovery , Warm Standby is suitable for solutions that require RTO and RPO in minutes. By replicating data and services in the cloud, it ensures failover if needed during a disaster.

Disaster Recovery 4 – Hot Standby

This Disaster Recovery fully replicates your company's data/applications between two or more live locations, splitting your traffic between them.

In the event of a disaster, everything will be redirected to the unaffected area, meaning you will experience almost zero downtime. However, when running two separate environments concurrently, you will incur higher costs with this plan.

Disaster Recovery : where to start protecting your business

Remember we told you that a Disaster Recovery offers fast recovery of files and data, resulting in high performance even in the face of disasters? With Disaster Recovery from Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can create a more effective disaster recovery plan using real-world scenarios. Its main advantage is that it is an on-demand service, where you only pay for what you use and what corresponds to the specific needs of your business profile.

Save on your AWS infrastructure and invest in more complete Disaster Recovery

Here at Sky.One Cloud Solutions, we believe that Disaster Recovery can be even more scalable and efficient and, therefore, we have created a complementary service to Disaster Recovery : Sky.Saver .

With it, you can reduce your AWS infrastructure management costs by up to 80%, savings that can make all the difference when choosing your Disaster Recovery , after all, with more money in your pocket, you can opt for a more robust solution and protect your business by maintaining high availability.

Talk to one of our experts and start saving today !

Written by

Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.