Controlled costs, increased flexibility, and availability, tactical use of resources, and scalability are among the very important parameters making the hybrid cloud a “close friend” to disaster recovery. Let’s read more:
Let’s make things clear first…. the hybrid cloud cannot replace data center infrastructure. It is, however, the perfect add on component for Business Continuity or a disaster recovery solution that can benefit a business, in such a way that even after a disaster or a pandemic like Covid-19 outbreak, data and services can remain active.
Multiple locations reduce the chances of failure
A business using hybrid cloud solutions has the benefit of employing multiple locations. To that, failure in one place does not necessarily mean failure everywhere.
Alternative backup destination
For businesses, having one backup copy of their data in a single destination is certainly not enough, not to say dangerous. No matter what happens, data should always be accessible, and copies of it should be kept in an offsite location. A hybrid cloud solution helps businesses bulletproof their data protection strategy by providing alternative, always available backup destinations.
Meeting with regulations
Most advanced hybrid cloud solutions offered through advanced data centers, can ensure a properly managed environment, enabling businesses to easily meet compliance requirements and rules related to data storage, management, and encryption.
Last but not least, we should discuss scalability as a key factor connecting the hybrid cloud and business continuity – disaster recovery.
As far as business is concerned, we all expect our most vital IT infrastructure components to be able to grow together with our business. It is the same with all hardware and software we use for business continuity and disaster recovery. We expect this solution to be as flexible and versatile as possible, in order to follow our progress and growth.
Is this easy to be achieved? Well, the answer is no.
However, most advanced hybrid cloud solutions do offer scalability and appear to be flexible enough to support a growing business.
In closing, we are all witnessing the hybrid cloud continuously evolving. Businesses now can use the hybrid cloud as both a fully functional new location and also as a backup destination. In a fully digitalized world isn’t it what we’re all looking for?
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