Azure and Disaster Recovery – Are you confident it’s up to the task?

Microsoft Azure is part of the 3 main components of the cloud computing XaaS family consisting of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). Azure is both PaaS and IaaS. As with all cloud computing services, their overall business benefits are to help organizations “achieve their business outcomes”. Let’s take a look at Disaster Recovery as one of the Azure business benefits.

You may have done extensive research on Azure before you implemented it.
It’s a cost-effective solution.
After Azure has been implemented, you are responsible for ensuring that you have a solid Disaster Recovery plan and the ability to manage it to perfection. Here are some scenarios that you need to ensure that your staff is prepared and trained for:
Unison Ensures Data Management, Security and Protection
Cloud computing is all about achieving your business goals. It is not difficult to match your business goals for continuity, compliance and security throughout the lifecycle of mission-critical apps. Azure will provide industry-leading encryption technology to help protect and secure your data.
Ensure mission critical apps are up and running during critical times
Your business can be affected by a major outage or natural disaster. Azure’s disaster recovery service protects and supports a wide range of enterprise applications that is unmatched by other disaster recovery providers. Azure will fail over all your apps and your entire data center with automated recovery plans in hours instead of weeks or even months.
For complete confidence, you can take tests at any time
It is crucial to have a team of highly-trained and experienced staff that can test your business continuity plans. This includes running dev-test copies in Azure of production workloads without affecting users. It is crucial to be able to test new applications using live data and then put them back into production in your datacenter without affecting users.
New Horizons has created a 1-pageAzure Business Benefits Assessment and Guide. This guide will help you assess the benefits of Microsoft Azure for your business. Set up a time for a complimentary recommendations call to review your results.

In thenext blog of our 5partseriesTheBusinessBenefits of Azurewe’ll discuss How to Keep Your Azure SolutionCompliant.Subscribe to our blog to be notified of the next published post.