Data is a vital component of any organization, encompassing CCTV footages, financial data like invoices, customer and employee information. However, organization grapples with what to do with its data, where and how to store it and most importantly, how to make sense of it. Google Cloud Storage offers a cost-effective, convenient solution for storing unstructured data, enabling migration from on-premise to Google Cloud storage. Google Cloud Storage Options

Hence, Google’s capability to handle and manage data ensures that users can readily manage the data. Even more,  organization can set in place the right disaster recovery plan to safeguard the data.

Backups, Archival and Disaster Recovery with Google Cloud Storage

A robust, targeted, and well-tested disaster recovery plan is crucial in service-interrupting events such as network outages or critical bugs.

With a well-designed, well-tested DR plan in place, you can make sure that if catastrophe hits, the impact on your business’s bottom line will be minimal. 

No matter what your DR needs look like, Google Cloud has a robust, flexible, and cost-effective selection of products and features that you can use to build or augment the solution that is right for you.

DR is a subset of business continuity planning. DR planning begins with a business impact analysis that defines two key metrics:

  • A recovery time objective (RTO): The maximum acceptable length of time that your application can be offline. 

A recovery point objective (RPO): The maximum acceptable time for data loss from an application due to a major incident varies based on data usage methods.

For example, user data that’s frequently modified could have an RPO of just a few minutes. In contrast, less critical, infrequently modified data could have an RPO of several hours. (This metric describes only the length of time; it doesn’t address the amount or quality of the data that’s lost.)