Damage that occurs within your own IT structure is expensive – it can cause your systems to fail, shut down your business and, in the worst case, cause irrecoverable loss of data. Even smaller firms should not shy away from the apparently high amount of effort required and prepare adequately for the worst case.
A professional protection strategy always follows the so-called 3-2-1 rule. This states that:
- All data must be stored 3x
- On 2 different types of media
- And at least 1x at a physically offsite location.
Particularly if you only possess one site but require an inexpensive and reliable solution, safeguarding by Cloud is the ideal solution. Many of our customers therefore decide to take a disaster recovery and high availability solution based on the Oracle Cloud.
Disaster Recovery (DR) protects data, High Availability (HA) protects your business
Protecting data with the aid of backup processes requires technical know-how, investment in infrastructure and an IT department that has the necessary resources, however a staff member with specific experience is often needed to look after these critical systems. A cloud-based solution can bring considerable savings here.
In order to protect not only the data but also guarantee uninterrupted business operations should failure or damage occur, the systems themselves must also be duplicated in a redundant manner. The three options here are cold, hot or active standby:
In cold standby, the standby database is started at regular intervals, but only for the purpose of updating it with the help of the redolog file. This saves on licence and computing costs but it does mean that if failure occurs in the primary system, the standby system must first be started thus introducing latency.
In hot standby, the standby system operates parallel to the live system and is synchronised with the aid of Oracle Data Guard so that if necessary, operation can continue with a minimum of latency.
In active standby the concept of the hot standby is extended through use of the Oracle Active Data Guard.This offers improved failure protection and profitability due to having an active system. It can, for example, take over specific read-only processes, thus increasing capacity and reducing response times.
With a DR and HA concept you inexpensively and efficiently protect both your data and your company's business. We at Trivadis are a dependable partner for an efficient and flexible disaster recovery concept in the Oracle Public Cloud. We help you find an alternative to an on-premises solution – one that meets your requirements, whether utilising synchronous or asynchronous data transmission and one that applies to a cold, hot or active standby system. The functional or contractual design and structuring of the solution remains in your hands, giving the greatest possible degree of freedom and flexibility. Moreover, you can flexibly adapt your systems to meet future business changes.