Cloud disaster recovery (CDR) is a cloud-based managed service that helps you quickly recover your organization’s critical systems after a disaster and provides you remote access to your systems in a secure virtual environment.
How does cloud disaster recovery work?
Cloud disaster recovery takes a very different approach than traditional DR. Instead of loading the servers with the OS and application software and patching to the last configuration used in production, cloud disaster recovery encapsulates the entire server, which includes the operating system, applications, patches, and data into a single software bundle or virtual server. The virtual server is then copied or backed up to an offsite data center or spun up on a virtual host in minutes. Since the virtual server is not dependent on hardware, the operating system, applications, patches, and data can be migrated from one data center to another much faster than traditional DR approaches.