Disaster recovery reference architectures

In disaster recovery architectures, resources are usually duplicated and replicated to a different data center and geographical region to ensure that they are far enough away from the source of the disaster.

Skytap supports multiple disaster recovery solutions, depending on your current application location and your business requirements. The solutions include cold and warm off-site disaster recovery for your applications running in your on-premises data center, as well as disaster recovery to an alternate region for applications running in Skytap.

Click below to learn more about these options, and the Skytap features they use.


On-premises data center to Skytap—cold recovery

In a cold disaster recovery architecture, the backup location and resources are not running in real time. It takes longer for them to come online in the event of a disaster, as they need to be powered on and updated. Usually, data must also be restored from an alternate location or from cold backup.

For a high-level overview of how to use Skytap for this type of disaster recovery, see Disaster recovery reference architecture: On-premises data center to Skytap—cold recovery.

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On-premises data center to Skytap—warm recovery

In a warm disaster recovery architecture, the critical backup resources are running in real time in Skytap, while less critical resources may be suspended and out-of-date. Some data may need to be restored from an alternate location or backup.

For a high-level overview of how to use Skytap for this type of disaster recovery, see Disaster recovery reference architecture: On-premises data center to Skytap—warm recovery.

disaster recovery diagram


Skytap region-to-region—cold recovery

In a cold disaster recovery architecture, the backup location and resources are not running in real time. It takes longer for them to come online in the event of a disaster, as they need to be powered on and updated. Usually, data must also be restored from an alternate location or from cold backup.

For a high-level overview of how to use Skytap for this type of disaster recovery, see Disaster recovery reference architecture: Skytap region-to-region—cold recovery.

disaster recovery diagram


Skytap region-to-region—warm recovery

In a warm disaster recovery architecture, the critical backup resources are running in real time in a second Skytap region. Less critical resources may be suspended and out-of-date. Some data may need to be restored from an alternate location or backup.

For a high-level overview of how to use Skytap for this type of disaster recovery, see Disaster recovery reference architecture: Skytap region-to-region—warm recovery.

disaster recovery diagram