New Trends in Disaster Recovery Technology
Recovery Technology is rapidly evolving and New Trends are evolving with it.
Organizations’ hardware and software networks are constantly growing and evolving. New components are rapidly added and integrated into the network. As a result, the complexity of networks increase all the time, and organizations start to completely depend on them for the smooth running of thier operations.
If a disaster (either natural or man-made), would damage the network, the consequences could be devastating. It would be quite impossible to rebuild the network exactly as it was before, even if all the hardware was replicated.
The physical damage that was made to the hardware components can result in the severe loss of information that was stored on those devices. Any information and device configurations that have not been backed-up could potentially be lost forever.
The downtime caused by a disaster could cost the business a great deal of money. And in the worst case, it could even result in it having to shut down. For these reasons, the disaster recovery system has to be set in place for all hardware and software networks in every organization. With a good disaster recovery system in place, configurations can be backed-up, preserved and restored as and when required.
The importance of disaster recovery systems in organizations has propelled technological advancements in the process. With the ever-changing face of technology, disaster recovery has also evolved to be an automated process that is seamless, faster, has fewer errors and dramatically decreases downtime.
Here are some of the new advancements in disaster recovery technology to watch out for this year:
Cloud disaster recovery:
The cloud continues to be developed for storing electronic records for disaster recovery. Developments in increased storage, better security, and ease of use are helping cloud technology to keep trending when it comes to disaster recovery. The cloud is one of the most convenient and space-efficient means of storing information. In case of a disaster, records from the cloud can be used to restore configurations to devices on a network, maintaining continuity.
With the cloud, the new trend is to go hybrid. A hybrid cloud is when a company uses a combination of its private cloud storage on-premise, as well as the public cloud, which is offsite. The hybrid cloud as part of a disaster recovery system is more robust as it fulfills the 3-2-1 criteria of three separate back-ups of all information, using two different media, and with one copy offsite. This method is a lot more reliable for disaster recovery.
There is no escaping artificial intelligence with anything related to technology in this day and age. AI is now widely merged in the disaster recovery system. Using AI in the disaster recovery process brings considerable advantages. AI is used to predict disasters so that timely backups can be performed. AI is also able to identify system failures and malware and ransomware attacks. Backups can be performed in emergencies so that all of the most recent information and configurations can be restored at a later date once the threat has been eliminated.
Unfortunately, along with tech advancements, systems also become more prone to outages. The larger the network, the more there is to lose in case of a disaster. Recognizing that outages are going to continue alongside positive development, disaster recovery is being structured to combat the problem better. Each company has to take precautionary measures to ensure that in the case of a power outage, all configurations have been backed up so that disaster recovery can be faster and without loss of information. The quicker a company responds to an outage, the better their chance of survival in a competitive market.
Cloud failures are very real whether providers would like to admit it or not. Cloud failure in itself is a disaster, and measures have to be in place to ensure that information stored on the cloud is also protected. Virtual Disaster Recovery is a technology that has enabled the automation of cloud failover so that a new backup can be made on a different server in case of a cloud failure. With the help of AI, configuration backup failover can be performed even in the event that cloud failure is anticipated or as soon as it is detected.
With data protection being a serious concern, better security measures are being put in place to make sure that disaster recovery backups are GDPR-compliant. Maintaining GDPR compliance in a time of disaster recovery is also important, and advancements are being made to make this process more reliable. GDPR compliance during multi-cloud failover is a trend that is fast gaining importance.
Process and infrastructure:
Every aspect of the process and infrastructure of disaster recovery is being upgraded with new technological developments. Processes are being automated where ever possible for a quicker response, with fewer errors, and minimal downtime. With automation, routine disaster recovery backups can be scheduled and carried out without the need for much human involvement. With AI at the wheel, unscheduled backups can also be done automatically in case of an emergency.
Disaster Recovery as a Service is also trending as more tech companies are developing solutions for other companies. Small to medium companies and startups that don’t have dedicated tech teams to put a disaster recovery infrastructure in place depend on DRaaS solutions to back up their own information. For disaster recovery of networks that include hardware and software, DRaaS solutions are used in the backup of network and security device configurations.
The new trends in disaster recovery technology all have the common goal of making disaster recovery faster, easier, and more user-friendly. Disaster recovery solutions that offer single-click backup and single-click recovery are being preferred for the convenience they offer.
Any company, whether big or small, should have a disaster recovery system and plan in place, and with DraaS, it has become easier than ever before. With disaster recovery being as simple as buying and installing a solution, there is no reason why even small organizations should not be protected.
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