Compared with traditional disaster preparedness, cloud disaster preparedness is becoming more and more popular due to many advantages of cloud disaster preparedness, such as no need for enterprises to purchase servers by themselves, enterprises can completely eliminate the planning and cycle of disaster preparedness room construction, etc.

So, how do we understand cloud preparedness? What is the difference between cloud disaster preparedness and cloud backup? What are the characteristics of cloud disaster preparedness? Don’t worry, Mimi will answer these questions in this article.

01 Disaster preparedness and cloud disaster preparedness

Disaster preparedness is short for disaster backup. Strictly speaking, disaster recovery of information system refers to the disaster backup and recovery of information system, including two meanings: the backup before the disaster and the recovery after the disaster.

The third-party IT technology platform based on cloud computing is increasing year by year, and has become an important thrust to assist enterprises in transformation. China will become the world’s largest market for third-party platforms by 2020, according to IDC. In the era of cloud computing, enterprises will have an increasingly strong demand for disaster preparedness. As an emerging concept in the field of disaster preparedness, the emergence of cloud disaster preparedness provides an effective solution for enterprises.

Cloud disaster preparedness is a brand new disaster preparedness service model, which mainly includes the traditional physical host, virtual host and other IT systems, the trend of cloud disaster preparedness such as private cloud or public cloud, and the cloud disaster preparedness of the disaster preparedness end and the disaster preparedness between clouds under the new business form.

The difference between cloud disaster backup and cloud backup

Cloud backup refers to the backup of local data to the cloud computing cloud storage platform. Cloud disaster preparedness refers not only to traditional data storage and scheduled replication, but also to real-time data transmission, migration, application switching, and ensuring emergency takeover of the disaster preparedness terminal business applications.

5 characteristics of cloud disaster preparedness

Economy – Low input

There is no need to purchase high hardware investment at one time, and there is no need to face the hardware life cycle management problems such as equipment life, old profit and re-purchase brought by hardware purchase.

Efficient – Service-oriented resources

Combined with the characteristics of cloud computing, it provides a multi-tenant platform, elastic capacity expansion function, and realizes the service-oriented cloud disaster recovery resources.

Flexible deployment – agile operation and maintenance

The deployment is simple, the operation and maintenance is convenient, and the drill is conducted at any time. The operation and maintenance personnel can focus on the design and planning of layered disaster preparedness of the entire IT system, and make use of the elastic cloud disaster preparedness resources for layered and phased deployment.

Multi-systems – adapt to hybrid IT architectures

For physical machine, virtual machine, cloud host, local database, cloud database, long-term coexistence of hybrid IT architecture, can be centralized management through cloud disaster preparedness, comprehensive protection.

Safety – Inherit the advantages of traditional disaster preparedness technology

Some cloud disaster preparedness solutions inherit the characteristics of traditional disaster preparedness solutions in terms of data consistency, business continuity and data security.

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