Tuesday, 08 December 2015 12:46

Acronis lists three ways cloud has transformed disaster recovery

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The cloud continues transforming backups and disaster recovery, with Acronis saying this transformation ‘provides a host of new data protection benefits for organisations and individuals alike.’

Cloud computing has undeniably transformed the way IT solutions are delivered and consumed.

Backup and disaster recovery is one of the numerous IT services that has been, and is continuing to be, transformed by the cloud. Naturally, this transformation provides a host of new data protection benefits for organisations and individuals alike.

Indeed, there is so much transforming and transformation going on, we have to wonder whether we find ourselves in a Michael Bay movie, with Acronisbots vs the DataDisrupticons.

Lincoln Goldsmith, GM of Acronis A/NZ said, “More and more businesses need systems to protect their data, with the amount of data expanding exponentially.

“Cloud-based infrastructure is one of the few ways to keep up with this emerging demand, and provides the flexibility necessary to be implemented quickly, with the ability to expand rapidly if needed.”

Acronis says there are three key ways in which cloud technology has transformed the backup and disaster recovery solutions landscape.

They are listed below, please read on!

1. Flexibility
The cloud provides a level of flexibility for IT applications, software, and infrastructure that is simply not possible with traditional server and data centre configurations. Disaster recovery solutions built into the cloud come loaded with this flexibility. This means fast implementation and rapid scaling when requirements expand.

2. Reliability
Cloud-enabled disaster recovery strategies can minimise the effect of a potential disaster on a business because they can continue operations almost immediately from a different location if one data centre goes down. This means that organisations can continue operating no matter how severe a disaster is.

3. Speed
Cloud delivers speed, letting providers offer dramatically improved service level agreements. Recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) are now just a fraction of the timeframe they once were.

Goldsmith concluded by saying, “Today, the expectations are that disaster recovery is almost instant; definitely faster than 15 minutes. This means that if something happens to your server today, you need to be able to bring up an exact copy of the server in less than 15 minutes, with minimum or no data loss at all. And that’s all made possible thanks to the cloud.”

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