All data is encrypted while migrating to the cloud and once again when it’s in Azure’s data centres. Once in Azure your servers are replicated across multiple data centres, with six copies of the data stored in each. Your Valto Azure specialist will help you understand the cost vs your on-premises solution, and help you implement the most secure method for recovering your data.
Azure Site Recovery works out much more cost effective than traditional Disaster Recovery Solutions. You no longer need to invest thousands of pounds into hardware that may never be needed. A simple monthly cost keeps your data secure and provides a robust easy to use fail-over solution. With Azure Site Recovery you only pay ~£20 per month to replicate the machines (prices may vary depending on the amount of storage your data requires). We’ll help create a Disaster Recovery programme that suits your requirements and your budget.
Microsoft Azure only sends incremental changes and has built in compression. If your organisation’s requirements change, it’s simple to change your backup settings and increase or decrease the retention. At Valto we specialise in creating custom Microsoft support packages, so can pair Azure Disaster Recovery with training, migration, and more.
Azure Site Recovery doesn’t rely on tapes being changed or hard drives being swapped over. As a cloud-based web app, it removes the risk of human error. Valto’s team of specialists can enhance this future-proofing further by providing an automated managed service to monitor the DR solution and resolve any issues if they arise.
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Azure Disaster Recovery for Business
We get it, accidents happen. Sometimes even the most fool proof plan can suffer an error, or mishap, leaving you without a backup plan. That’s why we offer our specialist Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery services – to avoid data loss and to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
Traditional Disaster Recovery solutions are often expensive and time-consuming. Quite often, they require duplication of pricey hardware that, with innovative solutions, wouldn’t be required. Valto’s Azure Disaster Recovery service makes paying a hefty up front cost a thing of the past. Our package allows you to replicate some or all of your server environment to Microsoft Azure in one or many data centres, giving you a robust and cost effective back up solution.
Microsoft Azure: what is it?
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud computing platform. Azure storage functions as online data centres, with storage accounts, app service, and more. There are different Azure regions across the world, each with different compliance and data requirements.
A key advantage of a cloud environment over traditional hardware servers is its distributed architecture. Azure Virtual Machines (VMS) in a managed data centre provides your organisation with a reliable platform for information that is compliant with ISO 27001 standards. Tools like Software as a Service (SaaS) Azure DevOps and the Azure Operations Management Suite help develop and run business specific software designed to alleviate efficiency pain points and help you work smarter.
Azure Disaster Recovery: How it Works
If your organisation has opted for fully virtualised infrastructure, then outages can be quickly resolved. However, with a hybrid environment, Azure Disaster Recovery provides even greater benefits to your business.
Through the use of regular back ups in the cloud, a rolling copy of your data and application information is stored and this can then be deployed back to your local machines. Azure’s back up and disaster recovery platforms – Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery and Azure Archive Storage – can be leveraged to provide the perfect amount of data loss protection and outage management.
At Valto, we provide a full Azure disaster recovery service to our clients that is tailored to your precise needs – in terms of both risk and compliance requirements. We start with an initial consultancy phase, during which our specialists will investigate your current technical infrastructure in both the cloud and local data centres.
Next, we’ll create a plan for Azure back up and re-deployment scheduling. We will create the architecture and configuration for your back up environment and then develop an ongoing plan for management and security. As part of your service, we can troubleshoot any ongoing or existing back up issues, to make sure everything your business needs – from user accounts through to data reports and confidential information – is secure and protected.
We specialise in all things Microsoft Azure, so we can package Back Up and Disaster Recovery alongside a host of other Azure services. If you’re new to the cloud, our Azure migration specialists will help get you set up, and we’ll help with everything from custom development and training as you work.
What is RPO and RTO in Azure Disaster Recovery?
Recovery Point Objective (RPO) in Azure Site Recovery refers to the maximum amount of data loss (measured in time) that can happen following a crash, failure or system disaster. Anything above the RPO will be considered an unacceptable level of data loss. The size of the typical RPO can differ across different Azure protocols – for example, Azure Virtual Machines (VMS) RPOs can sit at around one day, while smaller database and data set recovery RPOs can be a matter of minutes.
Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is how long the recovery takes to restore the data. A larger RPO will result in a higher RTO, simply owing to the sheer amount of data that needs to be managed.
Your Valto specialist will help set optimal RPO and RTO limits for your business, taking process, goals and on premises IT architecture into account.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Disaster Recovery in Azure?
A Disaster Recovery plan helps restore any data loss or disruption following a system outage, crash or other disruption. Businesses use Azure Site Recovery and Azure Disaster Recovery services to protect data and ensure outages and downtime are kept to an acceptable minimum.
Does Azure come with Disaster Recovery?
Microsoft Azure contains back up and recovery solutions that can be used to protect business data, and that can be integrated with your on premises data and cyber security programs. Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery offer cloud storage, accounts backups and more, designed to help small and medium sized businesses protect their data. For any data or files that aren’t frequently used, you can turn to Azure Archive Storage.
Why do I need Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery?
Using Azure Disaster Recovery services and having a dedicated Azure Disaster Recovery plan can help prevent important data loss and cut back on unnecessary outage time, which can hurt your productivity. Disaster Recovery stops you from losing important files, online progress or vital business documents as a result of an outage (planned or otherwise). With Valto’s Disaster Recovery services you don’t need to worry about preparing back ups, restoring files or planning for lost data – we’ll take care of it all so you can get on with your day, whatever happens.
How much does an Azure Disaster Recovery plan cost?
Within Azure, Site Recovery is costed according to the number of instances you want to protect per month. In the UK Azure regions, plans cost from £12 per month for customer-owned websites and from £18 for Azure. At Valto, we can create a cost effective data loss back up plan for Azure that runs parallel to your business cost. We scale our plans and personalise each package according to the customer, so we can work with your budgets and business goals.
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