Disaster Recovery (DR) is the process an organization uses to recover access to their software, data, and/or hardware that are needed to resume the performance of normal, critical business functions after the event of either a natural disaster or a disaster caused by humans.
While Disaster Recovery plans often focus on bridging the gap where data, software, or hardware have been damaged or lost, one cannot forget the vital element of manpower that composes much of any organization.
Over the years, we have seen that many IT leaders give least importance to Disaster Recovery in their day to day businesses, causing it to be a major loophole in how they view- the criticality of Disaster Recovery.
Sysfore’s Consulting Team approached a renowned Financial Services Company which had a major need for disaster recovery with their growing business. However, they were not planned or budgeted to deploy this solution. They postpone this decision for years, thinking it was not critical for their operational functions.
The biggest business challenge we faced with this client was to make him understand the criticality of having a DR solution in place to keep their business running. With several rounds of discussions and a detailed PoC, they saw the benefits of the solution for themselves, taking DR as a serious business phenomenon.
With the detailed analysis and understanding of their core business requirements, we speculated DraaS from mature platforms, but looking at the nature and the growth of the client’s business- latency and bandwidth consumption would cause a bottleneck for them in the near future. This was something that concerned us, as we didn’t want them to face any issues with our solutions.
“They expected a DR for their private cloud VMs, so that they incurred a cost only if a disaster occurred, while on a normal day they incurred a minimal cost to ensure that the DR services are up and running” Says – Ajith Mathew George – CTO Sysfore Technologies .
After careful detailing, we went ahead with Azure Site Recovery which worked flawlessly for our client.
Some of the business benefits they are reaping are:
- With Azure Site Recovery workload replication happened constantly based on the policies that were set and controlled by the client.
- Fail-over and Fail-back was demonstrated to the client in the PoC within the expected RPO and RTO
- The DR solution met their budget constraints of incurring costs only during a Disaster Recovery scenario, while the other minimal costs were on replication and storage.
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