A fast track to business continuity

Published on 18 Jul 2022

business continuity

Companies are evaluating hybrid cloud environments as a future infrastructure option, but they must evaluate the distinctions between on-premises and cloud storage resources. What if you could have the same experience regardless of the location of your data?

In this e-book, we will examine the optimal technique for cloud unification.

Plan for cloud disaster recovery to ensure company continuity.

Are you worried about the volume of your IT work? 76 percent of firms questioned by Gartner had an event necessitating a DR strategy over the prior two years, and more than 50 percent experienced at least two incidents. How much do outages cost your company? It is incalculable for St. Joseph's Health in northern New Jersey, United States. "The expenses are astronomical, and the danger is real. "Every second matters in healthcare," says Jesse Fasolo, Director of Technology and Information Security.

We are saving doctors and their support staff a significant amount of time every day with Pure Storage so they can concentrate on providing the finest patient care.

Unplanned downtime may result in abnormally lengthy recovery periods, a greater likelihood of irrecoverable data, and revenue loss across all industries. According to a study by 451 Research, 50% of outages cost over $100,000, and 49% of respondents claim lost worker productivity due to outages.

Business continuity demands a high level of data availability.

A thorough high-availability strategy requires the capacity to transfer data across data domains. However, on-premises and cloud systems have various services, APIs, pricing models, performance characteristics, and architectural designs. This might make it challenging to transfer on-premises programs and data to the cloud. A software-defined data services layer, such as Pure Cloud Block Store, is required to bridge the gap.

Justification for a cloud-based disaster recovery approach

As businesses become multinational corporations, they must often establish new DR zones in numerous locations. Due to the fact that they handle employee and customer data that must comply with stringent data governance rules such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), they must have a strong compliance orientation. In addition, when firms expand into new areas, they must duplicate data across data centers, which might provide difficulties. 

Some European clients, for instance, are prohibited from having their data leave their nations; therefore, it is not permitted to copy data to a data center outside of Europe.

Recent research3 indicates that decreased IT burden is one of the primary drivers of cloud adoption. The advantages of choosing a cloud-based DR approach are as follows:

  • Reduced IT burden and increased IT worker productivity among infrastructure and DR teams
  • Realizing TCO benefits from fewer backup and recovery hardware and software components
  • Decreases in unscheduled downtime as a result of several AZs

Bullhorn's Enterprise Systems Architect, Ryan Nunes, summed up the advantages of DR in the cloud: "We handle sensitive recruitment data that must be rigorously safeguarded to comply with GDPR and SOC 2 regulations. We can simply maintain compliance with Pure Cloud Block Store on AWS since we can offer DR within the geographic boundaries of data governance without deploying entire data centers for every deployment.

For example, we can duplicate data in Europe without the effort and expense of establishing additional DR sites since AWS already has a presence in the regions we are required to transmit data. This solution is essential to our capacity to deliver local DR services in newly acquired territory."

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