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A Brief Overview of IBM Disaster Recovery

Published on April 24, 2024

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Muhammad Abubakkar

Marketing Associate

IBM plays an essential role in the domain of cloud computing. It provides on-demand access to computing resources over the Internet, offering customers greater flexibility and scalability compared to traditional on-premises infrastructure. IBM Cloud is designed to be open, reducing vendor lock-in and providing consistent service-level support across the cloud environment.

The Need for Disaster Recovery Solutions for Your Business

Cloud Disaster recovery services are crucial for any business. Disasters that interrupt service and cause data loss can happen anytime without warning. Organizations with well-tested disaster recovery strategies can minimize the impact of disruptions, achieve faster recovery times, and resume core operations rapidly when things go wrong. With a disaster recovery plan, businesses can avoid significant financial losses, reputation damage, and legal exposure.

What is IBM Disaster Recovery

IBM Disaster Recovery is a set of tools and methods to protect data and keep business running smoothly, even when significant problems occur. It’s like a safety net for your business data and operations. These events range from equipment failures and localized power outages to cyberattacks, civil emergencies, and natural disasters.

Key Features of IBM Disaster Recovery

IBM Disaster Recovery offers a comprehensive set of features designed to protect data and minimize business disruption:

  • Prevention of Data Loss: IBM DR uses IT technologies and best practices to prevent or minimize data loss resulting from catastrophic events.
  • Business Continuity Planning: IBM DR includes business continuity planning, which ensures that all areas of your enterprise can maintain essential operations or resume them as quickly as possible in a crisis.
  • Business Impact Analysis: IBM Disaster Recovery involves the creation of detailed disaster scenarios to predict the size and scope of losses if specific business processes are disrupted.
  • Cloud Disaster Recovery Solutions: IBM offers cloud disaster recovery solutions that include cloud backup and disaster recovery for critical IT systems without the expense of secondary infrastructure.
  • Fast Recovery: IBM provides disaster recovery to its customers within an industry-leading time frame of 4 hours.
  • High-Availability Features: IBM’s solutions, such as IBM DB2, offer features like high availability, partitioning, and backup and restore functionalities, making them suitable for disaster recovery planning.

These features collectively aim to ensure robust failover and failback procedures, maintain data backups, and provide adequate storage and computing to maintain business continuity.

Setup a Disaster Recovery for Your Business in IBM Cloud

Setting up a Disaster Recovery for your business in IBM Cloud involves several steps:

  • Define Recovery Objectives: Establish your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). These objectives determine how quickly you need to recover your data and the maximum age of the files that need to be recovered.
  • Identify Critical Workloads and Data: Determine which workloads and data are crucial for your business operations.
  • Configure Replication and Backup: Set up data replication to a secondary site within IBM Cloud. Regular backups of critical data and systems should also be configured.
  • Choose a Solution: IBM offers a range of onsite, offsite, and hybrid cloud-based data protection solutions for backup, retention, and retrieval.
  • Business Continuity Consulting: IBM provides fully managed resiliency services, including backup, disaster recovery, orchestration, and cyber resiliency.
  • Continuous Testing: Regular testing of your DR plan is crucial to ensure its effectiveness.

A good disaster recovery plan is more than just backup and recovery. It also ensures adequate storage and computing are available to maintain robust failover and failback procedures.

Why Choose Wanclouds for Your IBM Cloud Disaster Recovery

If you’re looking for a robust, efficient, and reliable disaster recovery solution for your IBM Cloud, consider Wanclouds. Wanclouds offers a multi-cloud Backup, Migrations, and Disaster Recovery.

With Wanclouds, you can back up and restore your on-prem clusters, schedule backups, and recreate environments on multiple clouds and regions from your backed-up clusters. Wanclouds provides disaster recovery to its customers within an industry-leading time frame.

Here’s why you should consider Wanclouds:

  • Complete Backup: Wanclouds enables IBM Cloud customers to back up their entire Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources, including network, computing, storage, and Kubernetes deployments.
  • Cross-Region Restoration: With Wanclouds, you can restore your backed-up resources across different regions in the IBM Cloud.
  • Extensive Resource Support: Wanclouds supports a wide range of resources for backup and restoration, such as VLANs, Subnets, Virtual Server Instances (VSIs), Storage Volumes, Security Groups, IBM Cloud Load Balancers, etc.
  • Kubernetes and OpenShift Clusters: Wanclouds also allows you to backup and restore your entire cluster, such as IBM Cloud Managed Kubernetes clusters (IKS) and OpenShift Kubernetes Clusters.
  • Multi-Cloud Service: Wanclouds offers multi-cloud backup, migrations, disaster recovery, and cost optimization Services. This means you can manage your resources across multiple public cloud accounts and create a comprehensive backup and DR setup for all your IBM Cloud Resources across regions.
  • On-Premise Workloads: Wanclouds allows you to set up IBM Cloud as a DR site for On-Premise workloads. You can back up your on-prem Kubernetes or Red Hat OpenShift clusters to IBM Cloud.

Getting started is easy. We provide Submit a request on our website. For a detailed step-by-step walkthrough and demo, please visit or contact Wanclouds is also available on the IBM Cloud catalog, making integrating their services into your existing IBM Cloud infrastructure easy.


By leveraging IBM’s cloud computing capabilities and following best practices, businesses can ensure continuity, safeguard critical data, and maintain operational efficiency despite unforeseen disasters.

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