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  • To be frank, my biggest obstacle to DR and the cloud for that matter is internet bandwidth. The amount I pay as a business for a 100/100 connection compared to what a consumer pays for 1000/250 from the same Telecom Provider is ridiculous. If I had affordable gigabit internet for my business, I could do full backups to the cloud directly and test to my heart's content.

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  • I can completely sympathise with you there, although i'm stuck in the reverse situation at home! 
    I am fortunate enough at work that we are due to receive a 1000/1000 FTTP connection shortly, but at home i'm stuck on a lowley 40/7 fibre to cabinet.

    One of my first intentions following routing everything correctly and sorting our any kinks, will be to look to do away with my physical 3rd offsite backup part of the DR plan and arrange a Cloud solutions for that.   I calculated earlier that due to the bandwidth, it would actually increase the speed of a 3rd stage DR recovery over the current solution using external drives etc.

    Hope you telecom company gets a kick in ass soon :)

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  • CPHastings wrote:

    To be frank, my biggest obstacle to DR and the cloud for that matter is internet bandwidth. The amount I pay as a business for a 100/100 connection compared to what a consumer pays for 1000/250 from the same Telecom Provider is ridiculous. If I had affordable gigabit internet for my business, I could do full backups to the cloud directly and test to my heart's content.

    This is #1 complain we hear from our customers! 

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  • Biggest and only real issue we have is a backup internet connection. Options are pretty limited here and if the local telco goes down that pretty much takes down everything else to since it all leaves the area on their fiber. If they go down there's no phones, no cell phones, no internet, no TV.

    Other than that we are pretty good. We replicate to another site, we do hourly backups that are replicated 200 miles away and tested monthly. We do quarterly tabletop exercises and annual DR tests and make updates to plans and policies as needed based on results. We also get audited annually by regulators to so to keep them happy we kind of have to do all this DR stuff, or at least we'd have to pretend we do and have documentation showing that we did it.

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  • That is impressive.  I agree with you that network is the biggest challenge.  Do you have any workloads in the cloud?

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