Have a DRP or Disaster Recovery Plan, it can mean the continuity of your business. Companies depend more and more on digital services, both for internal and external management, so having a backup plan is key in situations that may threaten the continuity of services.
The importance of having a DRP
In Spanish, a DRP is defined as the Disaster Recovery Plan. It is a backup method that allows you to recover critical digital functionalities of an organization or company in the event of a situation categorized as a disaster.
A disaster can come from different sources, for example from a natural one such as earthquakes or floods. There are also those based on people, such as bad coding in the system, blackouts and system crashes.
In situations like those described having a disaster recovery plan minimizes the impact in the services that your platform provides. Recovering operations in limited times while the affected services are normalized.
Advantages of a cloud-based disaster recovery plan
What if the disaster impacts the ability to execute the DRP? This problem was more recurrent than is thought, since prior to cloud services companies had to have all the infrastructure and human capacities to manage it.
Therefore, any failure in that chain generated an inability to access the disaster recovery plan.
Today instead companies have multiple cloud services. There is also a wide range of partners that allow them to digitize their assets and transfer part of their operations to remote servers.
The high connection speed added to the scalability while maintaining a clear cost control in the cloud architecture, have made it the preferred solution because:
- Clear objectives and recovery point; Provides clarity to companies of what functionalities are possible to recover, from what period they have backup and the scope of the recovery plan. Also known as RPO and RTO.
- Appropriate technology; To have the peace of mind of having the DRP in an emergency, companies have chosen to store these functions and data in the cloud. And even in various clouds, also known as multicloud strategy. This further reduces risk by having more than one digital architecture for backup.
- Think globally; today cloud services allow arrange functions and information globally. Allowing you to access the data from different locations. Releasing yourself from physical restrictions to execute your recovery plan.
The importance of having an expert partner
We always recommend that each company should create its own reference guides regarding the specific architecture of its services and critical objectives to be met. This because we know that each organization has its own needs.
However, a strategy is not based solely on objectives and benchmarks. So also we recommend having experts in this type of solution so that they can provide detailed advice so that the coupling process to cloud services be a success.
This accompaniment process also allows a better adjustment to the needs of the organization, for example if it is a regional company it will need to have a multiregional architecture in order to prevent, for example, a general drop in services in Latin America.
In Codster we are a company that offers development services and solutions for the cloud. We are experts in creating applications and an AWS certified partner because we trust the benefits of a cloud strategy to carry out the digitization of organizations.