Disaster Recovery as a Service - 2 Hour Workshop

Brainscale Inc

BrainScale’s DRaaS service enables you to protect applications and data from natural/human disasters or service disruptions by enabling a full recovery in the cloud.

BrainScale’s DRaaS solution helps you measure the impact, establish comprehensive recovery objectives, and tests these metrics in a simulated environment. Our proven process and service frameworks ensure DR drills are performed with little to no downtime on production.

This DRaaS workshop provides with a basic flow of process that we follow to enable DR and a demo of some of the DR tech that will be used to enable DR.


Three Phase approach to DRaaS

Discovery Phase

  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for Application
  • Requirements for DR Tier RTO/RPO (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum)
  • Application Assessment / Infrastructure Assessment
  • Azure to Azure , On-Prem to Azure DR considerations

Design/Implementation Phase

  • DR Cost Estimate Creation and Approval (Protection Cost/Running Cost)
  • DR Architecture Design (Infrastructure Architecture diagram IAD creation)
  • Implementation of DR environment (Non-Production/Production) in Azure
  • Scripting and pre-staging of IaaS/PaaS components using Azure Native technologies

DR Drill Phase

  • Mock Failover Test of Resources
  • DR Test of Lower Environment using ASR
  • Validation of RTO/RPO
  • DR Drill of Production environment
  • Postmortem Report / DR Recovery Document

Walkthrough of Tools

  • ASR for IaaS VMs
  • Always on Availability Group for PaaS SQL servers
  • Traffic manager for routing traffic based on availability
  • Automation Solutions
  • Third Party Tools like Zerto