Vital Role of Cloud Computing Grid on Disaster Recovery Solution

Deney 18 July 2013 0

A cloud is an infrastructure that gives applications the capability to enhance the quality of pre defined parameters in a reliable manner, while taking into consideration the scalability of data and resources. The platform should be able to maximize the utilization of resources in accordance with the current requirements.

Safety Challenges

Liability and reliable: it is imperative for the cloud provider understand that some services need cloud protection more than others. To meet the expectations of the users the providers have to offer a reliable resource that can be counted on at all times. In case of serious problems, the providers require precise identification of liability especially in cases of cyber-crime.
Anonymity, security and privacy: The security of data privacy varies from one user to another and not all data is uniform hence the challenge that a provider encounters from one client will change for another service.
Use and access restrictions: the use and accessibility of applications to the clients is extremely hard to regulate as the users expect to determine where and when without any limitations. The providers are expected to maintain the integrity of the data regardless of the risks introduced by the users

Cloud Computing For Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery by use of cloud computing is done through virtualization. The total server with all its components like the operating system, data, and applications is captured in a single software and backed up to an offsite data center. The system is easy for data back up and disaster recovery solution as the virtual server is independent of hardware. The data can be transferred with ease from one data center to another without reloading each component individually. The cloud recovery system reduces the recovery time significantly as compared to all conventional back up approaches.

Cluster Software Leaped Applications

Software clustering is a method of controlling computer servers into one unit or cluster. Clustering software is installed into independent servers in a group, which makes each server to have the same information and at the same time work collectively with the other servers to perform administrative tasks like load balancing. It is easier and cheaper to configure a software clustering application since it does not require any specialized hardware. The clustering software application is more scalable as compared to the hardware one, since it can be added or removed as the need arises.

Sophisticated Levels and Structures for Various Models

With security emerging as the greatest challenge to cloud computing grid, most providers are investing more on the sophistication and improving the various structures of the platform. The creation of compliant clouds by some providers is aimed at meeting the challenge posed by regulatory compliance. Privacy and data location compound the concept of multiple jurisdictions which mean that policies have to be established to counter the challenge. The solution to the challenges is being met by providers who have already adopted special compliant clouds that are focusing their attention to data location and the concept of privacy.


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Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.

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