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January 2016

Get smart about backup and DR in AWS

Sponsored by SearchAWS

Mission-critical workloads require a disaster recovery (DR) plan, regardless of whether they are kept on premises or in a public cloud. In AWS disaster recovery, though, IT teams must make specific decisions and follow best practices so IT functions can continue with little noticeable interruption.

This three-part guide explores the best ways to devise and test a disaster recovery plan in AWS. IT planners must think carefully about AWS-specific considerations, such as how to take advantage of availability zones, regions and load balancing. These capabilities for AWS backup and disaster recovery are impressive. In fact, many people see the public cloud as ideally suited for these purposes. How well an organization averts trouble -- or recovers from it -- when something fails will depend largely on whether it has done the planning and testing necessary to activate an effective DR strategy. If that strategy includes conducting backup and DR in AWS, the building blocks are there, ready to be assembled.

Table Of Contents

  • The building blocks for AWS disaster recovery
  • Load balancing's role in app availability
  • Don't fail the testing test