Disaster recovery is a business-critical capability for organizations of every size. The ability to resume complete IT operations within a specific amount of time (known as a recovery time objective, or RTO) and at a specific point in the IT process (known as a recovery point objective, or RPO) is essential to maintaining business continuity, avoiding loss of revenue and ensuring ongoing productivity.
Disaster recovery capabilities are increasingly important as businesses rely more than ever on their IT environments for day-to-day operations. To support disaster recovery initiatives, Dell Technologies provides secure, simple and economical disaster recovery solutions for on-premises and cloud with orchestration and automation of disaster recovery testing, failover and failback.
In the past, organizations have spent great sums of money on hardware and software for disaster recovery sites. ROI on these sites was not great, but there were few options for reducing storage and hardware costs or minimizing bandwidth for backup windows. As a result, disaster recovery was often a lower priority than other IT initiatives, and DR testing and data recovery were often delayed and characterized by manual processes. Inevitably, when disaster struck, many organizations did not have recovery solutions in place that allowed them to recover their IT environments with the speed and to the extent that business continuity required.
Dell Technologies, a global leader in data protection technology, provides a disaster recovery solution that leverages the cloud to reduce disaster recovery costs while improving RPO and RTO.
Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery allows enterprises to copy backed-up VMs from their on-premises environments to VMware Cloud on AWS, AWS or Microsoft Azure. Cloud Disaster Recovery makes it easy to orchestrate and automate disaster recovery testing as well as disaster recovery failover and failback of Tier 2 workloads to/from the cloud in a disaster scenario.
For customers already using Dell EMC Data Protection Suite for cloud data security and cloud data protection, Cloud Disaster Recovery provides a familiar user experience that minimizes the need for additional education and training. Cloud Disaster Recovery also requires a minimal cloud footprint, as no additional compute is required until a failover occurs, and minimal compute is required when testing or recovery is performed.
With Dell, you can safeguard production environments without the expense and management of replicating workloads to a secondary storage site.
In addition to disaster recovery technology, Dell Technologies offers state-of-the-art cyber recovery technology that automates workflows end to end to protect critical data, identify suspicious activity and perform recovery after an attack.
Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery combines software, hardware and procedures to enable organizations to quickly recover after the attack. As a complement to disaster recovery strategies, PowerProtect Cyber Recovery copies an organization’s most critical data to an air-gapped recovery vault, ensuring isolation from the network and threats against it and enabling recovery of a clean copy of data after attack. Using vault protections around the isolated data also protects from potential malicious insider attacks.
Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery also includes:
What is disaster recovery?
Disaster recovery is the ability to resume complete IT operations after a disaster such as a power outage, cyberattack or natural disaster.
What is disaster recovery versus data backup?
Both disaster recovery and data backup operations involve making copies of data to protect against loss of data, corruption, compromise or theft. But while data backup may involve copying a portion of data to another server that is on-site or off-site, disaster recovery involves copying a complete image of disk drives and servers to an off-site location that would be unaffected by a disaster at the primary data location.
What is disaster recovery RPO?
RPO refers to recovery point objective, which is the age of IT processes and data (time since creation or modification) that an organization needs to recover after a disaster. A lower RPO stipulates that fewer transactions and less information are lost during an unplanned outage. A low or near-zero RPO requires more frequent backups, resulting in increased costs.
What is disaster recovery RTO?
RTO stands for recovery time objective, which is the amount of time it takes to recover operations after an outage. A low RTO means faster recovery, but typically at a higher expense.
How is disaster recovery performed?
To enable disaster recovery, organizations must back up data on a regular basis – once every 24 hours is a common schedule. These disaster recovery backups are saved to disk or tape and stored off-site or saved in cloud storage. In the event of a disaster, the latest copy of data is recovered from storage in order to enable IT operations to resume.
What are the benefits of effective disaster recovery?
Effective disaster recovery enables organizations to recover quickly after a disaster with minimal loss of data. Superior disaster recovery technology should help to reduce disaster recovery costs by minimizing the amount of data to be copied through deduplication, by accelerating backup speed in order to minimize backup windows, and by reducing the amount of time that it takes IT teams to configure, manage and perform disaster recovery operations.
Can Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery protect IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP data and databases?
Yes. Cloud Disaster Recovery provides IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP backup and recovery capabilities.
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