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Learn how to build a solid Disaster Recovery Plan with Microsoft Azure

$5,600 per minute! That’s what your IT downtime is costing you on average… We know, it’s expensive! When your systems experience a failure, cyber-attack, natural disaster, or “just” an accidental data deletion, costs can be astronomical. Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) services, you can keep doing business, even during major IT outrages.

Azure Site Recovery is a native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) from Microsoft. in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service by Gartner, Microsoft has been recognized as a leader in DRaaS based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. The ASR offers ease of deployment, cost-effectiveness, and dependability. Deploy replication, failover, and recovery processes to help keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages.

Certain companies are only using Azure Backup (AB) for their disaster recovery plan; However, even if they think it should be enough to keep their business running, they soon realize that having copies of their data is not enough during an important IT outrage. That is why Azure Site Recovery is essential to keeping your companies’ data current and viable for recovery.  This can help a business recover from an outage within minutes, with near-zero data loss and minimal impact on the company and customers.

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Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

Defining the RPO to identify the amount of data you are willing to lose. You can set a higher priority for your most critical data to be saved, while being fine with losing less important data, such as pictures of the corporate holiday party. Usually, Customer records might are at the top of your list, while other data might rank lower.

Recovery Time Objection (RTO)

Define the RTO to identify how long you are willing to be without your data. Certain businesses, might decide that they can lose up to three hours of business operation. The longer, the higher the costs will be for your business, so these options need to be carefully consider.


Who should get their data back sooner?

Who will support the plan? Do you have a backup person as well as backup technology?

Is your plan dependent on human intervention, which may not be possible in all cases?

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Regulatory constraints

Is your business subject to regulatory compliance?

How will you make sure you are covered?

Critical data

Which data is critical to your business?

What are the dependencies between different areas of the business?

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Customized DR | With ASR, forget about the “one-size-fits-all” approach to business continuity. With the help of a managed IT Cloud specialist, you can build an entirely customized disaster recovery plan to fit your own requirements.

Service level management | Service management is essential to ASR. Near zero data loss can be achieved to meet existing Recovery point objectives (RPOs). This means there’s minimal downtime and data loss, or business disruption.

Workload replication | ASR seamlessly migrates your on-site workloads and apps to numerous secondary sites including Azure’s own virtual machines (VMs) and physical servers. So, whether you’re looking for on-site or remote management, ASR makes sure your critical data don’t get lost.

Failover | When you deploy ASR across your business, you don’t have to worry about outrage anymore. If an outage happens, all you do is log in to your secondary location and access your replicated workloads from there.

Failback | Want to switch back from your failover site to your primary environment? No problem. ASR lets you move straight back to your original environment without losing any data or changes you’ve made to files.

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What’s your NEXT step?
Work with a Gold Microsoft Partner to write a robust Disaster Recovery Plan.

The rapid growth of cloud computing, the emergence of big data, and BYOD in the work environment have made it increasingly challenging to protect your organization’s data. Security Week’s research has shown that data loss at the enterprise level has increased more than 400% over the past few years and will continue to increase.

Nobody likes to think about their business getting impacted by a disaster, and hopefully, you will never experience it, but data shows that you are likely to face some level of compromise along the road.

TMC is here to help with all stages of strategy, planning, and implementation. We can discuss your needs and help you explore all your available options

When creating your disaster recovery plan, you’ll need to weigh the trade-offs between complexity and cost. What data can you afford to be without? For how long? If you lost some data, would that destroy your business forever? To address these challenges, reach out to us, we will help you build the Disaster Recovery Plan that suits your company’s needs!


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