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1. Clients who want to host their production environments with our partners.
2. Clients who host their production environments in-house.
3. Clients who host their production environments with another hosting provider.
Traditional DR involved using tape drives, CD or DVD backup's to duplicate data or replicating the production environment to an onsite DR hub. SMB's usually made frequent backups and stored the backup tapes offsite while Enterprise DR followed the same rules, but added provisioning for a DR-site, meaning another office that could be provisioned to house the data center infrastructure and workers on short notice, or at the very least, have spare hardware and infrastructure capacity on hand to quickly replace failed systems. These measure while ensuring some level of disaster-proofing are both slow by today's standards and exceedingly expensive, which is why many SMBs opt to ignore DR entirely. Costs are high due to investment in equipment along with the operational costs of hiring staff to maintain the backups. Efficiency is also compromised as restoring data from backup devices can be slow and error prone, which increases RTOs and RPOs. However, by using this traditional approach, companies may feel more assured about the location and ownership of their data.
DRaaS is a cloud based offering which replicates and hosts business critical data to virtual machines. A specialised third party vendor manages your snapshots and stores this information on a cloud, which can be restored back on to your machine in the event of a disaster. This service based model offers a number of advantages over the traditional model. DRaaS offers substantial cost saving as organisations do not have to invest in the infrastructure required to carry out their own backup. Varied pricing models available significantly lower the costs, especially for smaller enterprises. Cloud sites are also automated, which reduces workload on internal staff, allowing them to concentrate on other projects. Cloud sites can also be made live within seconds or minutes, minimising data loss and reducing RTOs and RPOs. Geographic separation between the organisation and its remote backup site is also beneficial, as this enhances resilience. However, one understandable concern for businesses is the security and privacy of their data, when held on a third party cloud. Whilst allowing a third party access to you data is always a risk, Kayimpex recommend a number of actions to mitigate this risk. Please contact us for further details.
Hot Site solutions provide immediate recovery of infrastructure, data and applications through a fully redundant, data center configuration that mirrors your systems. A hot backup site houses a duplicate of the data on your production server. This can be a real-time, mirror image of your data if that level of synchronization is set up. Dedicated data center space and infrastructure are included to ensure mission-critical applications are available in the event of a disaster.
This solution supports uninterruptible and near immediate recovery and are the preferred approach for organizations that perform real-time processes, including e-commerce companies, financial institutions, etc.
Warm Site solutions provide near-time recovery of infrastructure, data and applications through a redundant, data center configuration. The systems and data are synchronized on a periodic basis thus a warm site may have copies of your data on hand. However, those copies may not be complete or current. In other words, the data is not mirroring what is on your production server. A warm site allows you to resume operations more quickly than a cold site. But, there will still be a delay as full data backups are received from a remote backup site and put into place.
This solution is suitable for businesses that can tolerate several hours of downtime while systems are updated.
Cold Site solutions provide recovery of infrastructure, data and applications through configuration of equipment and restoration of data from backups at a disaster recovery location. This solution does not include mirroring of systems or data prior to disaster it is essentially just a space in a building that is properly configured to accept the equipment you will need to resume operations. This solution is suitable for non-mission critical applications and for businesses that do not need 24/7 availability.
There is significant work in getting this site up and running again. However, this is the least expensive type of backup site.