Many organizations investigate using IaaS public clouds as DR locations rather than building or utilizing an existing secondary data center. Technical professionals focused on BCM/DR must choose the appropriate deployment approach when considering Microsoft Azure for disaster recovery.
- Azure DR Deployment Approach Definitions
- Approach No. 1: Custom-Made IT Backup/Replication Solutions
- Approach No. 2: Azure Site Recovery
- Approach No. 3: Third-Party DR Orchestration Tools
- Approach No. 4: Vendor-Managed by Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service Provider
- Assessment Criteria
- Size/Complexity of Primary IT Infrastructure Support
- Supported RPO/RTO
- Failover/Failback Orchestration
- Hypervisor and Physical Server Support
- Data Replication Method
- DR Exercise Capability
- Azure DR Deployment Approach Comparison
- Approach No. 1: Custom-Made IT Backup/Replication Assessment Details
- Approach No. 2: Azure Site Recovery Assessment Details
- Approach No. 3: Third-Party DR Orchestration Assessment Details
- Approach No. 4: Vendor-Managed by DRaaS Provider Assessment Details
- Cloud-Based DR Considerations
- Azure Regional Availability
- Network Bandwidth and Latency
- VM Image Conversion
- Operational Implications
- Azure Skills
- Cost Model
- Vendor Lock-In
- Questions to Ask
- Choosing the Right Approach
- Azure Services
- Azure Regions
- Compute Services
- Storage and Backup Services
- Replication Targets
- Backup Targets
- Network Services
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