Six Types of Disaster Recovery Solutions and Services

There are a variety of DR strategies available based on the infrastructure and assets that an organization wishes to protect. Backup and recovery methods may vary as well. Here are a six top examples of DR solutions:

1-Data Center Disaster Recovery

For organizations that store their data in an on-prem data center, a data center DR strategy is essential. The strategy will address the security of the organization’s physical and IT infrastructure in addition to their backups. It is an important to have a backup to a failover site at a secondary location. Documentation should include methods and procedures for when facility-related issues affect electrical, heating/cooling, physical security, and fire safety systems.

2-Network Disaster Recovery

Your network connectivity is vital for maintaining communication, application access, and data sharing in a disaster. A plan to restore network services is a necessary component of a network DR strategy. This strategy should focus on access to backup data and sites.

3-Cloud Disaster Recovery

Storing data in the cloud is becoming more and more popular in today’s work environment. Cloud-hosted DR provides more than a simple cloud backup. It requires an IT team to implement an automatic workload failover to a public cloud in the event of a disaster.

4-Virtualized Disaster Recovery

This type of recovery strategy replicates workloads to an alternative physical or cloud-based location. A virtualized workload has a smaller IT footprint an allows for frequent replication and quick failover. Various data protection providers offer virtual backup and disaster recovery products.

5-Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

This is a cloud-based commercial service which is provided by a third party who replicates and hosts an organization’s virtual and physical servers. The provider is responsible for implementing and managing the DR strategy in the event of a disaster.

How API can Help

At API, we are known for our business continuity and disaster recovery prowess. Our team of resiliency experts will help you develop and execute recovery processes in response to a disaster to protect your IT infrastructure and foster resilience and recovery. Contact us today to set up a discovery call.

Additional Resources

[1] “Cost of Data Breach Report 2021,” Ponemon Institute for IBM

[2] “How Data Breaches Affect Stock Market Share Prices,” Comparitech

[3] “Beneath the Surface of a Cyberattack: A Deeper Look at Business Impacts,” Deloitte

[4]“Disaster Recovery as a Service Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” IMarc Group