The Benefits of Implementing a Dual Site Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by Andrew Ogilvie in Security

Implementing a disaster recovery plan using two independent data centres connected by diverse fiber links offers substantial benefits for businesses aiming to bolster their resilience to unforeseen events. Here's a brief overview of the advantages:

  1. Redundancy and Reliability: Utilising dual data centres ensures that critical data and applications remain accessible, even if one site is compromised, enhancing overall system reliability.
  2. Geographic Diversity: Placing data centres in different locations reduces the risk of simultaneous disasters affecting both, safeguarding operational continuity.
  3. Data Integrity and Security: Multiple data centres supplements strong data backup strategies and security measures, protecting against data loss and cyber threats.
  4. Load Balancing and Performance: Diverse fiber connections allow for efficient traffic distribution, improving user experience by optimising performance and reducing latency.
  5. Scalability: This kind of setup can help support cost-effective scalability, allowing businesses to expand while optimising their use of compute resources, power and cooling.
  6. Regulatory Compliance: Having a robust disaster recovery strategy is nowadays essential for organisations to meet industry regulations and manage risks associated with data management and privacy.
  7. Insurance Requirements: Insurance companies are now commonly requiring in their cyber-insurance policies that multiple copies of key data are kept in different locations.
  8. Customer Confidence: A well-planned disaster recovery system can help assure customers of data safety and service availability, enhancing trust and competitive advantage

In summary, a disaster recovery strategy involving two data centres and diverse connectivity not only secures business operations against disruptions but also supports growth, compliance and customer satisfaction in a cost-effective manner.

Talk to us if you need to explore your DR and high-availability options. We have extensive and long-standing experience in all of

  • Deploying in multiple datacentres – we provide cloud hosting and network connectivity from datacentre facilities in both London and Edinburgh. With our industry contacts we can also work with datacentre operators in other locations, whatever your project requires.
  • Advice on a choice of network providers with truly diverse fiber, wavelengths or ethernet to suit your precise needs. Plus network operations options using Juniper equipment
  • Dispersed DDOS scrubbing at a global level on carrier networks – always-on or on-demand.
  • VMware private clouds and storage solutions.