Nowadays, with all of the modern gadget and technology, data backup and recovery solutions have moved from traditional hardware-dependent solutions to Cloud-based solutions. Cloud is slowly becoming more accepted by the public and private sector, however, there are still some concerns about moving data to the Cloud and relying fully on the system.
Businesses with important data and high requirement for privacy and protection have to feel secure with the Cloud service that they are using. IT managers may also be looking at a combination of data backup and recovery solutions just in case disaster happens.
With that being said, IT managers need to make sure adding, or further integrating Cloud recovery will become one of the main focus while using the Cloud servie. There are several things that businesses should consider before moving into an advanced cloud-based recovery solution.
Cloud cost analysis. Perhaps the number one key that most of us would consider—budget. Pricing considerations should include the backup and recovery files, databases, server images for both physical and virtual servers, and auditing. Businesses should really think about their responsibilities for new services, as well as its additional costs.
Determining desired backup speed. In backup and recovery, speed is an important key. A high-speed data transfer rate will give businesses a much better shot ensuring systems and applications with minimal disruption.
Transitioning from hardware-focused approach. As most of us would agree, moving to a direct-to-cloud approach eliminates the need to wait for a hardware appliance. It accelerates data recovery and enables businesses to recover data in the Cloud without having to wait for an appliance replacement when a disaster event occurs. This is an important key to think about.
Setting recovery time objective. It is important to consider how long a business can go without having access to data while developing a Cloud-based back up and recovery platform. Setting a recovery time objective will help IT managers to set the parameters in backup and restore.
Providing an efficient user experience. Cloud recovery solution should be manageable from any agency location—that’s for sure. Managers should be able to log in via the web and commence a restore when disaster happens. In an ideal situation, there should be the expectation of 24/7 technical support.