02 Aug 2012

Spotlight on DR to the Cloud

Until recently, truly comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) solutions have been the preserve of the big end of town. With the emergence of DR to the Cloud however, this is quickly changing. Indeed, the popularity of DR to the Cloud is such that Gartner predicts that 30 per cent of mid-size companies will adopt recovery to the cloud in the next 24 months. With research suggesting 20% of businesses will suffer some form of disaster event in any given five-year period (and KPMG estimating that 40% of businesses who experience a disaster and don’t have a plan go out of businesses within two years) businesses are being motivated to act. The advantages of DR to the Cloud are many: Fast recovery. DR to the Cloud allows businesses to ‘failover’ to Brennan IT’s cloud environment at any time, offering Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of between 1 to multiple hours, and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) for specific applications of between 15 minutes and 24 hours. Ready-to-perform failover. DR to the Cloud uses Brennan IT’s high-speed, high-redundancy cloud platform to store and prepare your systems for recovery. In the event of disaster, systems are be served by a powerful and extensive cloud infrastructure backed by stringent SLAs. Non-disruptive testing. Testing DR has been a long-term difficultly for many organisations. DR to the Cloud allows complete and non-disruptive testing alongside production systems. Businesses can know, rather than assume, that their DR systems work. Reduced costs. Disaster Recovery to the Cloud removes the need for significant investment in failover infrastructure. Its monthly, pay-per-use pricing model allows your business to fund a disaster recovery solution as an operational, rather than capital, expense. Interested in hearing more? Why not discuss the potential of a DR to the Cloud service for your business by contacting a Brennan IT disaster recovery specialist. Mebs Shaikh is Brennan IT’s National Product Marketing Manager – Cloud and Managed Services.