Why Multi-Cloud Backup is the Best Strategy for Disaster Recovery

Why Multi-Cloud Backup is the Best Strategy for Disaster Recovery

When it comes to cloud deployment, Disaster Recovery is a significant feature. At some point, something has to fail so it is quite understandable that a whole region or data centre of the cloud provider can go down at any time. It has happened time and again even to some of the known cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. There is no guarantee that this problem might not occur in future and that’s why it is advisable to have a disaster recovery strategy that is effective. Below are some of the best reasons why you should give multi-cloud backup a trial. 


Failure of a Region may lead to Capacity Jam for the other Regions 

Mostly, businesses set up their cross-region DR infrastructure on the east coast and west coast. The problem with this specific strategy is that if one infrastructure fails, you get covered by the other one, however, due to the extra load it will run out of capacity. The good thing about using two different cloud providers is that the chances of the two going down simultaneously are meager thus it gives reliable protection for your data. 


Easy to Set-up Multi-Cloud DR 

The process of setting up DR and multi-cloud backup is much easier than it sounds. The best way to do this is to start by using a DR strategy for a small number of infrastructure that is essential across several cloud providers. A good example is setting up automation that can replicate particular data sets. 


Protection against Unintentional or Deliberate Data Deletion 

Assuming you store all data on a single cloud, then someone deletes all of it accidentally together with the backup? In some cases, a hacker can also delete all your data or accounts, and the process of recovery can be complicated and time-consuming. With multi-cloud, if such incidents occur, you can still operate using the other cloud provider. This will ensure that you recover your lost data quickly. 

Data loss and the recovery process can cause major delays for businesses. Although multi-cloud backup and DR requires more effort, in the long run, it gives you a more permanent security plan for data loss.

Date: 14 September 2018, 10:09 am
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