Core Operations

Business Continuity and DR configurations are different in the cloud. Specifically for IaaS and PaaS. For instance, the large providers offer availability in their SLA’s based on deployment across zones. It is up to you, the customer, to make sure you configure within those directives.

It is up to you to make sure you configure continuity and DR.

We have to make sure that we comply with service levels set for the service chain and that we comply with regulations. We also want to have insight into, and be able to report on, our configurations and compliance to regulations.

The CCoE helps with designing for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in the cloud, assists in reviewing and testing configurations and blueprints, hence making sure it is part of your automation.  

Make sure it is part of your automation.  

Process or Activity

Design and assist with designing. Review and test configurations and blueprints.  

Demarcation of Responsibilities

  • Enterprise Architecture is responsible for framework and reference architectures for Disaster Recovery. 

  • CCoE is responsible for implementing DR Reference Architectures, management and testing for cloud services. 

  • Application teams are responsible for implementation, management and testing of DR for their applications. 

To Do List

  • Create Cloud Disaster Recovery scenarios and Reference Architectures.

  • Alignment with Business Continuity plan.

  • Implementation and Testing Disaster Recovery.

  • Meditate on use of Chaos Engineering.

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