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Using Amazon Web Services for Disaster Recovery

The best thing about using AWS is that when a disaster happens, AWS can ensure the continuity of your business by launching its resources online. This paper emphasizes AWS services and features that you can take advantage for your disaster recovery. Imagine not having to worry about all your data since it is saved online. File access available to you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This paper also includes some scenarios that show you, in detail, how to improve your DR plans.

DR or Disaster Recovery is about the preparation for a disaster and ways to minimize the damage of a disaster for a quick recovery. You might be asking “what do you consider as a disaster?” Well, anything that has negative impact on a business’s workflow or continuity is considered as a disaster. These includes, but are not limited to, hardware or software failure, a network outage, a power outage, physical damage to a building like fire or flooding, human error, or some other significant event.

To reduce the negative effects of a certain disaster, companies have gone through great lengths to plan and prepare, to train employees, and to document and update processes. The cost for DR planning for businesses greatly depends on the specific needs of a business. Companies with onsite servers need to back up and duplicate that server to minimize the risk of losing critical data. Basically, what happens with this is that this kind of infrastructure is not used to its maximum potential and adds a lot of responsibilities and cost.

AWS helps you maximize and use technology to its full potential. Aside from helping you max out its full potential, they can also scale up its infrastructure on an as-needed, pay-as-you-go basis. AWS provides you with many choices to quickly change and optimize your resources in case when disaster strikes.

This whitepaper outlines best practices to improve your DR processes, from minimal investments to full-scale availability and fault tolerance, and shows you how you can use AWS services to reduce cost and ensure business continuity during a DR event.

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