How MSSPs Use Disaster Recovery to Help Endpoint Security
… do not provide an easy-to-use bridge between different clouds.”
In truth, the availability of different cloud models – public, private, hybrid – makes deployment and design of recovery plans flexible; for example, having recovery infrastructure in a secure cloud data center – preferably the same data center where the backup data is stored – ensures that recovery infrastructure is positioned for secure faster time to recover, according to backup experts.
“When you’re performing recovery, you are vulnerable, at risk of a second data loss event or attack that may shut down your business — speed and security are your allies,” said Alex Quilter, senior director, product management, backup, SolarWinds, provider of IT services software. “Moving large amounts of data to the cloud, whether public or private, is expensive in terms of time and cost. The tradeoff of availability and flexibility is around the transport of the data. These tradeoffs impact time to recover.”
The same goes for your disaster recovery deployment model.
“While we see the popularity of disaster recovery in the cloud increasing over time, it is not for everyone,” said Teodora Siman, research analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. The value proposition of this solution is realized when you can take advantage of the on-demand nature of cloud computing.”
But in the end, endpoints are vital to any disaster recovery and data backup plan.
“Endpoints should be a part of any disaster recovery strategy,” said Matt Tyrer, technology evangelist at Commvault, the data backup and recovery provider. “Often, they are overlooked when looking at plans from a corporate level, but are increasingly becoming the location where critical data is not only accessed but also created and stored.”