What’s Included in a Virtual Disaster Recovery Plan?

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It’s not a question of if your organization will encounter a disruptive incident but rather a matter of when. You need to prepare for the worst—to ask yourself how you’ll respond if critical infrastructure is taken offline. You need, in other words, a disaster recovery plan.

We’ll spare you an explanation of what that entails, as we’ve already covered it in a previous piece. Instead, today we’re going to focus on a trend that’s been gaining ground in the disaster recovery space. Simply put, many hosts and service providers have begun offering virtual disaster recovery plans.  

What is Virtual Disaster Recovery? 

At a high level, disaster recovery involves the replication of a business’s operating environment through redundant resources. Traditionally, said resources are hosted offsite, typically at a secondary data center maintained by either the business or a service provider. Virtual disaster recovery decouples replication from its underlying hardware.

What Are the Benefits of Virtual Disaster Recovery? 

Compared to traditional disaster recovery, virtual disaster recovery is considerably more flexible. Rather than requiring specialized systems and hardware, a virtual machine can feasibly run atop any infrastructure, provided it’s powerful enough. Virtual disaster recovery also tends to be faster and more efficient than the traditional approach, providing high availability without requiring much time to spin up. 

A virtual disaster recovery plan also requires less upfront capital, as virtualized workloads tend to require less overhead than physical servers. Virtual disaster recovery is ideally suited for cloud environments, as well. Finally, virtual disaster recovery also offers many of the same benefits as a standard disaster recovery service.

What is a Virtual Disaster Recovery Plan? 

While it’s possible to manage your virtual disaster recovery internally, it may be in your best interests to seek out a specialized service provider. By working with an established, trusted expert instead of trying to do everything in-house, your organization can enjoy a number of benefits. These include: 

  • Improved incident response and recovery planning
  • A comprehensive assessment of your business’s assets and risks
  • Regularly-tested, fully-redundant recovery infrastructure
  • Continuous data protection and end-to-end- encryption
  • Faster failover
  • Easier setup and maintenance
  • Reduced overhead
  • Seamless integration with the service provider’s other offerings, many of which may prove beneficial for your organization

Choose a Virtual Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Compared to the traditional option, virtual disaster recovery offers a ton of benefits—particularly if you choose the right service provider. That’s where Liberty Center One comes in. Built for businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, our virtual disaster recovery service eliminates downtime without breaking the bank. Combine that with our industry expertise and cutting-edge data center, and you’ll get more than your money’s worth, along with the peace of mind that only comes with knowing your business is safe from disruption. 

Learn more about Liberty Center One’s Virtual Disaster Recovery as a Service offering.