Do disaster recovery hot-site providers offer advanced functionality like failover and failback for organizations with very tight recovery time objectives (RTOs)?
If your disaster recovery requirements include failover and failback, add these to your request for proposals (RFPs) from hot-site providers. Failover and failback can be performed by your IT department, and a number of products are available (e.g., Double-Take software products from Vision Solutions Inc.) to simplify the disaster recovery process. Make sure your hot-site vendor candidates support high-speed data mirroring so that the data needed for your low-RTO systems will be available as soon as you need it.
Not every data storage vendor or hot/cold site firm offers data mirroring. You may have to select a separate mirroring vendor to partner with the hot/cold storage vendor. Of course, price points for the increased storage and network bandwidth requirements (which are passed on to the client) will be higher.
Dig Deeper on Disaster recovery facilities - operations
Related Q&A from Paul Kirvan
Your organization should integrate its cybersecurity and backup processes. It's easy for a cyberattack to affect backups, unfortunately, so be ... Continue Reading
Many on-site and cloud-based services are available for small to medium-sized business backup. Pay particular attention to the deciding factors for ... Continue Reading
You should align your backup testing with the frequency of backups. This way, IT assets will not only be backed up, but also validated as ready for ... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.