Comparing Three Approaches to AWS-Based Disaster Recovery

Published: 17 March 2017 ID: G00321174


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Many organizations investigate using IaaS public clouds as DR locations rather than building or using an existing secondary data center. Technical professionals focused on BCM/DR must choose the appropriate deployment approach when using Amazon Web Services for disaster recovery.

Table of Contents

  • Comparison
    • Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Analysis
    • Background
      • Secondary Data Center Location
      • IT Infrastructure for Service Recovery
      • Data Replication Method
      • DR Failover Procedures
      • Assessment Criteria
      • Size/Complexity of Primary IT Infrastructure Support
      • Supported RPO/RTO
      • Failover/Failback Orchestration
      • Hypervisor and Physical Server Support
      • Data Replication Method
      • DR Exercises
      • Manageability
      • Cost
      • AWS DR Deployment Approaches Comparison
    • Approach No. 1: Self-Managed AWS DR Supplemented With Backup/Data Replication Tools (Self-Managed With Data Replication)
      • DR Infrastructure
      • Data Replication
      • DR Orchestration
      • Self-Managed With Data Replication Assessment Details
      • Bottom Line
    • Approach No. 2: Self-Managed AWS DR With Third-Party DR Orchestration Tools (Self-Managed With Third-Party DR Orchestration)
      • DR Infrastructure
      • Data Replication
      • DR Orchestration
      • Self-Managed With Third-Party DR Orchestration Assessment Details
      • Bottom Line
    • Approach No. 3: AWS DR With Vendor-Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS With AWS)
      • DR Infrastructure
      • Data Replication
      • DR Orchestration
      • Vendor-Managed With DRaaS Assessment Details
      • Bottom Line
  • Guidance
    • Cloud-Based DR Considerations
      • AWS Regional Availability
      • Network Bandwidth and Latency
      • VM Image Conversion
      • Operational Implications
      • AWS Skills
      • Security
      • Cost Model
      • Vendor Lock-In
    • Questions to Ask
    • Choosing the Right Approach
  • The Details
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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