Disaster Recovery & Backups

"DR (Disaster Recovery) & Backups refers to strategies and processes put in place to ensure an organization can recover from disruptions, especially in the face of major adverse events, and can restore its data from saved copies."

Amol Malpani (CTO, Cloudaeon)

Key Use Cases
  • Natural Disasters: Recovering from hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, etc
  • System/Hardware Failures: Addressing unexpected equipment or infrastructure failures.
  • Cyberattacks: Recovering from ransomware attacks, data breaches, etc.
  • Human Errors: Addressing accidental data deletions or system misconfigurations.
  • Software Failures: Managing unexpected software or application failures.
Key Benefits
  • Data Loss: Ensuring data can be recovered after unforeseen events.
  • Downtime: Minimizing the duration when systems or applications are unavailable.
  • Financial Impact: Reducing potential financial losses due to prolonged outages.
  • Reputation Damage: Ensuring quick recovery to maintain customer trust.
  • Operational Delays: Quickly restoring operations to maintain business continuity.
What We Offer
  • Backup Data Storage: Where the copies of data are stored, e.g., tapes, off-site storage, cloud storage.
  • Backup Software: Tools to automate the backup process.
  • DR Sites: Alternate infrastructure sites like hot, warm, or cold sites.
  • Replication: Process of copying data to a secondary site in real-time or at scheduled intervals.
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO): Defines the acceptable amount of data loss measured in time.
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO): Specifies the amount of time to restore the function after a disruption.
  • Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP): A documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect IT infrastructure.
How We Work
  • Risk Assessment: Identify critical systems and vulnerabilities. Understand potential disaster scenarios.
  • Establish RPO and RTO: Define how much data you can afford to lose and how long you can afford to be down.
  • Choose a DR Site: Decide between hot, warm, or cold sites based on your needs.
  • Set Up Backup Systems: Implement backup software and choose backup intervals (continuous, daily, weekly).
  • Implement Replication: If necessary, set up data replication to the DR site.
  • Regular Testing: Periodically test the backups for integrity and the DR procedures for effectiveness.
  • Training: Ensure all employees are aware of the DRP and their roles in it.
  • Activation: In the event of a disaster, activate the DRP.
  • Recovery: Restore systems and data from backups and replicated environments.
  • Post-Recovery Analysis: After recovery, analyze the response to the disaster and adjust the DRP as necessary.

Managed Services

  • AI-Driven Predictive Analysis: Using AI to predict potential failure points or vulnerabilities in the system.
  • Automated Testing: Utilizing AI tools to regularly test backup integrity and DR procedures.
  • Optimized Backup Scheduling: Leveraging AI to determine optimal backup times based on data change rates.
  • Anomaly Detection: Implementing AI to detect unusual data access patterns that might indicate a breach.
  • Rapid Recovery with AI: Accelerating the recovery process using AI-driven tools and procedures.
  • Custom DR Strategy Optimization: Utilizing machine learning to refine and improve DR strategies based on historical data.
  • Training & Simulations: Offering AI-enhanced training tools and simulations for DR scenarios.
  • Real-time Monitoring & Alerts: Employing AI tools for real-time monitoring of systems and quick alerting on potential threats.

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Getting Started

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