Need some expert advice on Disaster Recovery planning.
Posted on 2014-07-17
CenturyLink (used to be Savvis) offers three DR solution options.
1. Do-It-Yourself DR (Colo equipment in another data center and you manage replication, snapshots, etc… between data centers) This same model can be employed for our managed hosting solutions as well.
2. Customized DR Solution developed by our Consulting DR experts (Active/Active Solution or Active/Passive solution). This could involve a variety of services we provide (colo, managed hosting &cloud) as well as a variety of replication technologies (Dataguard, SRM, Data Gardens, Snapshots, etc…)
3. Cloud based DR. DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service where we utilize Data Gardens) to provide a DR solution. We may and probably will use other tools to round this solution out an ensure its integrity.
I was wondering if anyone here have any experience with DRP, and based on these three, what would you advise is the best option and why? This is my first time planning a DR for my environment of 200 users.