Cloud-based Disaster Recovery

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1. Cloud Disaster Recovery or Cloud-based DR involves maintaining copies of organizational-wide data in a cloud storage environment.

Related Term: Cloud Deployment Model, Cloud Service Model, Data Protection/Recovery Strategy, DRaaS, Recovery as a Service

  • Notes (1): Do-It-Yourself. The organisation is expected to manage and configure their own solution using resources from the public cloud.
  • Notes (2): DRaaS: The organisation will procure a "pay-as-you-go" recovery services with specific RPO and RTO per agreed service levels.
  • Notes (3): Cloud-to-Cloud DR. The ability to failover from one cloud environment to another.


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 4: Business Continuity Strategy CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)



(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

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2. Cloud disaster recovery or cloud DR is a component of a disaster recovery plan that involves maintaining copies of enterprise data in a cloud storage environment as a security measure.

Source: Search Cloud Computing: Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) definition