Justify your Information Governance Model By Defining Data Value
In the face of exponential growth in the variety and volume of content, organizations everywhere are transforming their information management practices in order to take advantage.
Investments in enterprise content management (ECM) systems have steadily increased as organizations turn to technology to help manage their digital and physical content.
The promised benefits of ECM systems are not guaranteed out of the box; information quality, findability, availability, and compliance to regulations and standards require people and process to enact enforcement.
ECM projects often evolve out of point-in-time need, and afterwards users often revert back to ad hoc and informal behavior patterns that jeopardize the efficacy of an ECM system.
Keep your systems dormant until disaster strikes. Prepare as much of your environment as possible without tapping into compute resources. Enjoy the low at-rest costs, and leverage the reliability of the cloud in your failover.
Avoid failure on the failback! Bringing up your systems in the cloud is a great temporary solution, but an expensive long-term strategy. Make sure you have a plan to get back on premises.
Leverage cloud DR as a start for cloud migration. Cloud DR provides a gateway for broader infrastructure lift and shift to cloud IaaS, but this should only be the first phase of a longer-term roadmap that ends in multi-service hybrid cloud.
Impact and Result
Calculate the cost of your DR solution with a cloud vendor. Test your systems often to build out more accurate budgets and to define failover and failback action plans to increase confidence in your capabilities.
Define “good enough” performance by consulting with the business and setting correct expectations for the recovery state.
Dig deeper into the various flavors of cloud-based DR beyond backup and restore, including pilot light, warm standby, and multi-site recovery. Each of these has unique benefits and challenges when done in the cloud.