Disaster recovery

The increased use of private clouds within IT infrastructures has created a heightened need for disaster recovery plans to be put in to place and practice; as private clouds store and host vast amounts of information that are required for a business to remain operational.Though much focus has been placed on public or external clouds, many companies and IT departments have created their own internal private cloud through the use of virtualization technologies which allow storage and servers to essentially be created on fly, and thus the private cloud can be scaled to a level that is large and thus houses a lot of data. For the majority of firms, the private clouds offset data to public clouds for storage purposes, thought the complex design is a continual process of accessing, moving, tiering and storing data and information. The creation of VPS, virtual private servers, means that an assortment of applications are running off of virtual servers which rest on the hypervisor layer on a physical server. This is why when that physical server goes down, you need to have a plan in place to bring it back on line right away.

Disaster recovery plans for those with a private cloud are essential as the private cloud will need to be accessed in the event of a disaster resulting in a network outage. Without having a plan in place to recoup or even remotely access information stored on or off site, a business is left crippled and unable to function. The most beneficial disaster recovery option is one that allows you to move secondary instances of VPS and private clouds out to the public cloud or even to a secondary private cloud located in another data center or site. This then allows you to kick over to the secondary set of equipment and network based operations to work from while the primary is fixed or brought back on line.

The right disaster recovery plan is one that takes in to account things such as your reliance on your private cloud, essential applications for operations, redundancy plans and needs and a clear cut order in which the primary network and operations will be brought back up to a functional stance after a disaster or outage has occurred. getting networking and computer based operations back up and running in the fastest time possible is the basis of disaster recovery and planing and is essential in proper planning and preparedness.