How to implement Disaster Recovery Plan for SAP?

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How to implement Disaster Recovery Plan for SAP?

 In developing a business, disaster is not a matter of if anymore, but when. Therefore, before disaster strikes the organization, enterprise needs to mitigate the plan to prevent the risks of disaster. Implementing Disaster Recovery can be the solution to solve this problem. With its capability to recover business-critical systems and data, the organization can save its business continuity. That’s why some organizations see Disaster Recovery as a critical solution to their survival, including for SAP.

Disaster Recovery for SAP has always been a discussion since SAP is one of the most mission-critical applications for organization. IDC analyzed the cost to the company, should a critical application fail. They calculated the cost to be between $500.000 to $1 million per hour of downtime. But, no worries, as organizations are ready to effectively combat downtime in SAP with the recovery solution, the business can save cost and minimize the loss.

This article will be discussing how to implement a Disaster Recovery plan for SAP. Read them below here:

1. Planning The Basic Infrastructure 

The first thing to ensure an effective recovery plan for a SAP-based business is to maintain an ecosystem that has uninterrupted power supply. Plan for redundancies from multiple providers and power generators. With an adequate supply of diesel, enterprise can keep the business running for at least 48 hours.

However, redundancies also need to be planned for internet connectivity. A single connection is fraught with risks and at least two separate companies providing connectivity will mitigate the risk of connection downtimes. This also needs to be set up to automatically switch using adequate network hardware.

The next step is business needs to ensure that all the hardware has built-in redundancy. The last thing business would want to experience is to be left with data backups and nowhere to install them. This is very crucial to get you back on your feet without delay, in the event of a disaster. Regular audits to ensure that these systems are functioning as expected is the first and most important aspect of any recovery Plan.

2. Search for the RPO and RTO

RPO and RTO are the two key parameters that form the crux of Disaster Recovery planning for SAP. RTO stands for Recovery Time Objective and RPO stands for Recovery Point Objective. Practical, pre-defined, and pre-approved RPO and RTO are essential to chart your recovery plan.

With these two aspects, business would know how long it would take before they can switch to the SAP recovery site.

3. Disaster Recovery Plans and the Technologies used

Disaster Recovery plan for SAP begins by planning backups of the database that stores all the information managed by the SAP applications. the technologies used for this purpose can be traditional or advanced, such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), VMware SRM for SAP DR, cloud DR, HANA-specific Disaster Recovery, or Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

4. Geographical Location of Disaster Recovery site or center

After choosing the method of recovery to be implemented for SAP, the next most important aspect is to choose the ideal center that provides a safe house for your data. The Disaster Recovery center should be in a different seismic zone. A rule of thumb is to have at least 60 km between two data centers. This helps mitigate the risk of seismic activity at these centers.


Those are ways to implement a Disaster Recovery plan for SAP. If you have any questions related to our Disaster Recovery solutions, you can contact us here or through

3 Tips to Successful Hybrid Cloud Management

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3 Tips to Successful Hybrid Cloud Management

In this modern era, data becomes one of the critical assets that can drive business. The velocity at which it is being generated and the volume of data collected by the business are increasing and accelerating by the day. Even, IDC’s research estimates that 463 exabytes of data will be generated every day by 2025. With this volume, can you imagine how big the challenge can be for storing a company’s data?

Traditional storage is not enough to store the growing volume of data since maintenance and hardware investment are often needed to optimize its capacity. That’s why a solution is needed by enterprise in managing the system and data flexibly in store. One of them is by implementing a successful Hybrid Cloud strategy.

However, planning and preparing for data management in the Hybrid Cloud only is not enough. Some key aspects also have to keep operating to achieve the maximum data management in Hybrid Cloud. In this article, we have compiled three things to successful Hybrid Cloud management. Curious to know how? Check them below here:

1. Identify How it Works

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Once you know Hybrid Cloud can be a solution to your data management, you need to understand how it works. This not only includes finding good tools, but it also involves strategies.

The first step is to understand what you need to manage are:

  • Verifying the applications involved and what they do
  • Gaining visibility into the way users interact with the applications
  • Understanding the criticality of the workloads to the business
  • Identifying who owns the workloads
  • Confirming where workloads run 

2. Monitor the Hybrid Cloud Security Provider

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In simplifying data management in Hybrid Cloud environment, business also needs to understand the requirements for security and governance. Hybrid Cloud security needs to be a focus from the start, and mechanisms like identity and access management (IAM) make it simpler by giving business ways to assign the identities to servers, people, devices, and data. Thus, it would be easy to manage the access. Not only that but the security also requires encryption for all information, both when it’s at rest and when it’s in use.

Additionally, Service Level Agreements (SLA) also need to be considered as part of the successful Hybrid Cloud management. SLAs are contracted promising specific levels of service to the end-user, with penalties if those levels aren’t met. Knowing those promises is an essential part of making sure the hybrid cloud manager meets expectations.

3. Determine Tools to Support Hybrid Cloud

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The additional key to effective data management is by choosing from the many hybrid cloud management tools. This can be concluded either as a solution or a consolidated hybrid cloud management platform.

The tools to support a successful Hybrid Cloud also cover many areas, such as performance management, resource management, security management, and network management. The capabilities to look for in these types of solutions can be:

  • Having a unified view of all the cloud environments, including what applications and services are running.
  • Providing alerts and actionable data to help streamline workloads.
  • Delivering seamless service to end-users.

Those are some tips that you can implement to build successful Hybrid Cloud management. If you have any questions related to Hybrid Cloud solutions, you can contact us here.

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