The cloud is well suited as a disaster recovery failover option. The key questions are about what you should keep on-site and what goes to the cloud. We look at five key points to consider

"Really good disaster recovery (DR) is expensive and complex, with the most robust disaster recovery strategies usually the preserve of banks, government departments or critical industries

But the need for protection against disruption is universal because system failures, power or network outages, cyber attacks, accidents and natural disasters can all wipe out an organisation's operations. Smaller problems, from a botched software update to hardware component failure, can also wreak havoc.

Researchers at the Uptime Institute estimate that 44% of organisations suffered a recent major outage that 'tangibly impacted' the business. Uptime's 2020 Annual global data center survey also suggests outages are becoming more damaging..."

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