Road to Uncompromised Security and Continuity: Architect a Smart BCP on the Azure Cloud

Cloud-based Disaster Recovery is a reliable strategy to overcome downtimes and improve recovery periods via automated administration. As the world’s leading application-focused Cloud Managed Services Provider and an Azure Expert MSP and Microsoft Gold Partner, Cloud4C’s best-in-class DR-as-a-Service is designed to keep enterprises safe from disasters and unforeseen circumstances. DRaaS on Azure is designed to help enterprises get uninterrupted services. It also adds invaluable resilience to enterprise workloads, databases, and operations as a whole.

Azure Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical and/or virtual servers, databases, applications, workloads on the Microsoft Cloud that are implemented and fully managed by Cloud4C. The 4-way DR framework across multiple regions or cloud availability zones ensures high availability and zero data loss irrespective of circumstances. This unique capability ensures that all enterprise IT workloads and databases are synchronized and auto-copied across 4 locations with varying degrees of military-grade security and connectivity.

40%-60% of small businesses never reopen after a disaster

Downtime costs between $10K to $5M per hour

In the last five years, more than 50% of companies experienced downtime events that lasted longer than a day

Blueprinting Operational Resilience and Business Continuity on the Azure Cloud: Implemented and Managed by Cloud4C

72% of businesses are unable to meet their expectations for IT disaster recovery.

Cloud4C has provided Disaster recovery as service solutions to more than 600+ companies worldwide. The unique 4-way Disaster Recovery architecture for maximum availability and near-zero downtime is implemented for zero loss, null disruption outcomes. DRaaS with Azure is cost-effective delivering best-in-class benefits over many traditional models. With Azure DRaaS, you’ll avoid unnecessary expenses like buying and licensing your servers, along with hardware and software. With Cloud4C, you’ll also cut down on maintenance expenses.

Azure Cloud-based disaster recovery model has gained immense popularity among enterprises because it offers high availability storage, networking and file synchronization, auto data replication, and duplication properties along with automated backup and recovery. Businesses can implement it in their architecture irrespective of their ecosystem size, complexity, and differences across locations of presence.

Azure DRaaS: The Major Business benefits

High Speed Recovery
Recovery Orchestration and Fastest Activation
Negligible Data Loss
Azure Compliant Protection
Non-Intrusive DR Testing at Regular Intervals
Complete Visibility Into Your Backup And Server Environments

Invest in DR Strategy on Azure Cloud – It is Not Too Late

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Evaluate infrastructure

Assess your current environment and identify requirements

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Develop strategy

Determine the appropriate methods, services and tools to meet the need.

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Implement and Test

Deploy Azure Services and ensure rapid, reliable recovery.

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Minimal Downtime

With Cloud4C Azure Disaster Recovery as a Service, enterprises can reduce their downtime and data loss exposure for critical business functions. Azure Disaster Recovery offers high-end capabilities that can eliminate downtime exponentially.

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Avoid Data Loss

Loss of data will not only cause financial damage but will also kill your reputation in the market. Enterprises can seldom recover from issues like these. With Azure Disaster Recovery Strategy, you’ll find the best way to ensure that not even the smallest fraction of data is lost during a disaster irrespective of the threat’s nature.

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Lower CAPEX

A significant reason why Azure DR Solution from Cloud4C is highly sought-after is that it provides cost-effective measures without dipping the quality. With us, enterprises can also take advantage of the pay-per-use model. It is a better way to manage expenses compared to buying the complete suite. It doesn’t restrict them when it comes to expansion, and they can make modifications to full capacity whenever required.

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No Business Interruptions

Business interruption harms business growth and employee productivity. Events like floods, fires, earthquakes, and even man-made errors can halt internal and external operations. A disaster recovery setup would ensure that your operations continue without pausing your business. It will also allow a better transition between the cohesive business units to get back on track.

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Protect Mission Critical Applications

Azure Cloud Disaster Recovery strategy offers best in class security and high standard compliance related to cryptographic algorithms, key management and data encryption. Cloud4C and our team of experts ensure the safeguarding of mission-critical applications while minimizing interruption of critical processes.

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Develop The Best Azure Disaster Recovery Strategy

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and an Azure Expert MSP, Cloud4C understands your business requirements. We hold long-term expertise when it comes to developing a disaster recovery planning strategy on Azure specifically tailored to address specific and situational operational needs. It is developed keeping the criticality of data and applications, RTO, and RPO requirements in mind.

RTO is the maximum length of time that your given application can be offline. RPO is the maximum acceptable duration of time during which data may be lost from your application due to any incident. Additionally, we can guide backup methods (snapshots, AMIs, etc.), frequency, retention periods, locations (Azure availability zones), and pricing to help you develop the most cost-effective disaster recovery strategy on Azure.

Cloud4C Expertise in DRaaS Tools and Services

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Cloud Platform Native
(Snapshots in Multi region, Object storage replicas in Cross Region, Extended Cluster for Microservices)

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OEM Certified Replication
Tools

(SQL Always on, Log Shipping, SRS, HRS, Oracle Data Gaurd, File Sync)

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is an AWS service that makes it quick and easy to shift your disaster recovery strategy to the AWS cloud from existing physical or virtual data centers, private clouds, or other public clouds.

Hot Disaster Recovery
Hot Disaster Recovery
Warm Disaster Recovery
Cold Disaster Recovery
Backup as a Service and restore
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This involves a quick Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Hot DR is ideally used and absolutely vital for Mission Critical applications such as core financial and banking applications.

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Focus on applications and infrastructure with a slightly higher RPO and RTO. May involve non-core banking applications, DMS, MOSS and print and file servers.

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This has a slightly higher side of data recovery time compared to the Hot and Warm DR, involving a higher RTO and RPO. Used ideally for Non Critical applications.

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It involves backing up your systems and restoring them from backup in case of any disaster. We implement strategies that help reduce your backup footprint using a method of deduplicating data at each node, job, and site. As a result, you get speed backup and faster recoveries. Cloud4C is known for its global deduplication systems that efficiently execute bare metal recoveries.

Backup And Restore

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RPO / RTO: Hours

  • Lower priority use cases
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  • Less stringent RTO & RPO
  • Core Services
  • Start & scale Resources after event
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RPO / RTO: Minutes

  • More stringent RTO & RPO
  • Business Critical Services
  • Scale resources after event
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RPO / RTO: Real-time

  • Zero downtime
  • Near zero loss
  • Mission Critiical Services

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  • Lower priority use cases
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RPO / RTO: 10s of minutes

  • Less stringent RTO & RPO
  • Core Services
  • Start & scale Resources after event

RPO / RTO: Minutes

  • More stringent RTO & RPO
  • Business Critical Services
  • Scale resources after event

RPO / RTO: Real-time

  • Zero downtime
  • Near zero loss
  • Mission Critiical Services

Expertise with Azure Native DR Solutions

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Azure Backup

Streamlining data protection at cost-effective returns

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Azure Site Recovery

Designing and running a cloud-native DRaaS

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Azure Archive Storage

Archive databases on the cloud at economical prices

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True ownership and tailored solutions by Cloud4C

Cloud4C embodies only the best practices to leverage the cloud for disaster recovery. From implementing, configuring, maintaining, and testing, we give you fully-managed DRaaS so your IT resources don’t have to worry. We provide you with the platform, tools, documentation, and process management in support of goals and guarantee restoration up till the primary site, post DR.

We provide customised DR solutions based on the criticality and impact on business of each workload while assuring end to end ownership and SLA-based commitments for predictable results including recovery during DR times and resumption after DC stabilisation.

Failover Assistance

Cloud4C’s highly specialized team would help you plan the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO), for greater agility. We put a digital strategy in place by codifying the steps that enable enterprises to withstand unexpected outages. Failover from your data center to Azure cloud or, if your production workloads are already in Azure cloud, we use cloud-to-cloud replication to another cloud environment in a different location.

Cloud4C | MSP + Advanced Specialization + Competencies

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Advanced Specializations

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Modernization of Web Application to Microsoft Azure

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Threat Protection

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Windows Server and SQL Migration to Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop

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Linux and Open Source Database Migration to Microsoft Azure

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SAP on Microsoft Azure

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Analytics on Microsoft Azure

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Kubernetes on microsoft azure

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Networking Services in Microsoft Azure


Competencies
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Cloud Platform

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DevOps

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Datacenter

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Data Platform

Gold

Cloud Productivity

Gold

Security

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Data Analytics

Silver

Small and Midmarket Solutions

Gold

Application Integration

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Application Development

Cloud4C End-to-end Disaster Recovery Services on the Azure Cloud

Cloud4C’s unique workload management platform supports multiple clouds and hybrid deployment scenarios irrespective of configurations and applications. Cloud4C has an upper hand when it comes to DR solutions built on the Azure cloud.

Automated Solutions for Disaster Recovery

Cloud4C’s Azure DRaaS Model gives you tailored and multi-tenant software integrated with our managed services platform. You will also find the advantage of fully-customizable orchestration for applications, DB recovery over the cloud, or enterprise DR.

Cloud4C empowers customers to manage and monitor the application recovery with automated switchovers and DR drills. You can also enable the DR capability and carry out the related operations which include DR drill or actual failover testing. Through these capabilities, you can also ensure that all the tools are updated as and when new Azure features are released.

Automated Solutions for Disaster Recovery

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  • Cloud4C team works with business owners to assessment their current scenario and define the best BCP and DR approach for their various workloads
  • Architecture planning
  • Proof Of Concept
  • Azure Onboarding
  • Design and Plan High Availability Architecture

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  • Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Azure Native and Industry leading 3rd Party tools

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  • Implementation
  • manage Entries Applications
  • Evaluations
  • Performance Tuning
  • Built High Availability Architecture
  • Restoration up till the primary site post DR

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  • 24/7 monitoring of DR set up with Ownership of DR SLA
  • Focused and efficient delivery from technologies/services based centres of Excellence

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  • DR on demand model enables Pay only when you use options for the enterprise

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  • Robust Change and Learning Management process
  • 2 Drill per annum with simulation of DR events

DR on Azure Cloud - Supported OS & Databases

Cloud4C’s DR model is designed to create customized solutions for individual businesses. The solutions are available for various operating systems, including most existing versions of Linux and Windows. We offer innovative solutions for databases that require large VMs and are bound by licenses to physical systems.

  • Production-grade systems to support Oracle, SQL Server, HANA, and other databases including open source such as Cassandra, MongoDB, Hadoop, and more.
  • Network support for data throughput speeds up to 160 GBPS
  • Support for large virtual machines
  • Support for physical servers within your secure cloud footprint
  • Available solid-state disk within your secure cloud environment
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DRaaS - 24*7 Global and Regional Support

Cloud4C helps deploy your web presence across Azure availability zones, high availability clusters in the green (group) datacentres and pods set up globally so that if a primary location ever goes offline, a secondary location will kick into action in a manner that is seamless and transparent. The end-user experience is par excellence as a result and business never skip a beat.

Global Footprint | Headquartered in Singapore

USA | LATAM | Europe | APAC | Middle East | India

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Europe

  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Potugal

North America

  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Canada

South America

  • Colombia

Middle East

  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey

South Asia

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

Asia Pacific

  • Japan
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • indonesia
  • Phillippines
  • South Koria
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong

ANZ

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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1 North America

  • USA
  • Mexico
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2 South America

  • Colombia

3 Europe

  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Potugal

4 ANZ

  • Australia
  • New Zealand

5South Asia

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

6 Asia Pacific

  • Japan
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • indonesia
  • Phillippines
  • South Koria
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong

6 Middle East

  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
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Security and Compliance during Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery is a complex and multi-faceted operation and during a disaster, all your resources and energies are focused to ensure a speedy and complete recovery. However, security attacks and data breaches are more likely to happen when you are in the most vulnerable state. That’s why it’s of paramount importance that systems and data are always secure (at rest or in transit), especially during a DR operation.

Cloud4C frameworks, methodologies, processes and people are pre-compliant with leading regulations and standards in the industry and in different geographies. This is why you can trust us to manage and augment your Business Continuity programs.

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    Endpoint Intelligence

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    Security devices

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    Data activity

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    Application activity

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    Configuration information

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    Vulnerabilities and threats

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    Users and identities

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    Global threat intelligence

Threat & Risk Detection
Investigation and Qualification
Incident Response

Suspected Incidents

Prioritized incidents

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Embedded Intelligence

Understand

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Reason

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Learn

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Advanced Orchestration

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Privacy

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Security

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Action

Instrumented Alerting and Security analytics
Manual Security assessment requiring skilled resources
Guided or automated response processes
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    Tier 1 Analyst

    Security monitoring

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    Tier 2 Analyst

    Incident escalations

    Security Analysis

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    Tier 3 Analyst

    Threat Hunting

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    Incident Response

    Response planning

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    Endpoint Intelligence

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    Security devices

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    Servers and mainframes

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    Network and virtual activity

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    Data activity

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    Application activity

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    Configuration information

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    Vulnerabilities and threats

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    Users and identities

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    Global threat intelligence

Suspected Incidents

Embedded Intelligence

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Prioritized incidents

Advanced Orchestration

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Privacy

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Security

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Action

  • Threat & Risk Detection
    Instrumented Alerting and Security analytics
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    Tier 1 Analyst

    Security monitoring

  • Investigation and Qualification

    Understand

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    Reason

    analyst icon for azure disaster recovery services

    Learn

    analyst icon for azure disaster recovery services

    Manual Security assessment requiring skilled resources
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    Tier 2 Analyst

    Incident escalations

    Security Analysis

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    Tier 3 Analyst

    Threat Hunting

  • Incident Response
    Guided or automated response processes
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    Incident Response

    Response planning

Addressing Global Compliance needs

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Switzerland

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United Arab
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India

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Indonesia

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Australia

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Singapore

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Malaysia

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Oman

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Saudi Arabia


Industry Specific

Worldwide Standards

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Why Partner with Cloud4C and AWS Cloud for your DR and BCP requirements?

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Trusted Azure MSP across EMEA, APAC, and the Americas for 12+ years

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4000+ transformation stories across 26 nations

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World’s only firm to secure 9 Azure Advanced Specializations

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2000+ certified cloud experts and dedicated Azure Center of Excellence

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Certified people resources on ITIL, COBIT, CDCP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, Six Sigma, PMP CCIE, MCP, CEH, and more

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Industry-best Availability and Scalability

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Advanced Identity & Access Management (IAM)

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Cost-Effective Pay-as-you-go Model Cloud

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26 Centers of Excellence (Azure, SAP on Azure, Automation, Managed Security Services, Cloud Managed Services, and more)

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Recognized Azure Expert MSP, Microsoft Gold Partner

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Migrated/managing 40000+ VMs

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AIOps-driven automation in Cloud Operations

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Robust compliance regulations adhering to international and local business standards

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On-demand volume creation using dynamic provisioning

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Rapid implementation of Cloud4C powered automated Azure DR setup

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24x7x365 monitoring of Azure DR setup

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Zero friction business delivery model

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4-tiered cloud-based DR services with customized DR capacity

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Supports hybrid and multicloud managed expertise on Azure, rich cloud-native tools management expertise

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Comprehensive disaster recovery and BCP portfolio Presence in 50+ global locations

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Success Stories

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Port Management Firm:

AIOps Managed Services and DRaaS equips one of the World's largest port management and 3PL logistics firm with streamlined Business Continuity.

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Middle East Energy Leader:

One of the largest Private Oil and Gas Companies streamlines migration of SAP Workloads to Azure coupled with record uptime, zero disruption to business as usual.

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Middle East Food and Beverages Leader:

F&B giant successfully achieves business continuity through Cloud4C Hybrid Managed Cloud Services for mission-critical SAP on Azure workloads.

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Global Ceramics Brand:

Global ceramics brand reduces 40% in TCO through effective Azure-based SAP Workloads management at uninterrupted continuity.

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Azure Disaster Recovery as a Service - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

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    Disaster Recovery as a Service is a cloud service model that enables data backup and IT infrastructure in a third-party cloud computing environment.

    Organizations opting for DRaaS get all the DR orchestration to regain access and functionality to IT infrastructure after a disaster.

    Irrespective of it being an as-a-service model, the organizations using the service don’t need to own all the resources or handle all the management for disaster recovery. They will get all the solutions through a service provider.

    It is an effective solution that reduces the downtimes and loss of critical data.

  • How Does Disaster Recovery Work in Azure?

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    With Disaster Recovery set-up, Azure’s virtual machines continuously replicate data at different locations.

    In the case of a disaster-like event caused by natural or human activity, the organization can failover the VMs to a different location and continue their operations from there.

    When systems resume at the original location, they can failback and restart their access at the primary location.

  • What is RTO and RPO for Azure Disaster Recovery?

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    Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) are critical components of the Disaster Recovery Framework.

    These benchmarks decide the best ways to handle data during a disaster and are set as per the enterprise’s requirements.

    RTO is the time duration required to restore all data and applications during a disaster.

    RTO minimizes downtime and service disruption.

    RPO designates the acceptable loss of data due to the disruption of service during a disaster.

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