Businesses today rely heavily on technology to run their operations and serve their customers. With the increasing use of micro-services and cloud-based solutions, the need for robust disaster recovery (DR) plans has never been more important. DR plans ensure that in the event of a disaster or outage, businesses can quickly and effectively restore operations and minimize downtime.
One popular DR option for custom code-first micro-service based solutions that are Cosmos database-backed is Azure Cosmos DB’s built-in disaster recovery capabilities. Azure Cosmos DB provides automatic and instant failover, as well as configurable and flexible disaster recovery options. This allows for quick and easy recovery in case of an outage or disaster.
Another popular DR option is using Azure Virtual Machines and Azure App Service to host custom micro-services. These services provide the ability to configure disaster recovery options such as geo-replication and automatic failover. For example, businesses can configure two virtual machines in different regions and use Azure Traffic Manager to direct traffic to the healthy virtual machine in case of an outage or disaster.
Azure Backup can also be used to back up custom micro-services and Cosmos DB data, providing an additional layer of protection and the ability to quickly restore data in case of a disaster. Businesses can configure Azure Backup to automatically back up data on a regular schedule and retain backups for a specified period of time.
Here are some configuration recommendations for popular disaster recovery options:
- For Azure Cosmos DB, businesses can configure multiple Azure regions for their Cosmos DB account. This allows for automatic failover in case of an outage in one region.
- For Azure Virtual Machines and Azure App Service, businesses can configure geo-replication and automatic failover. This can be done by creating two virtual machines in different regions and using Azure Traffic Manager to direct traffic to the healthy virtual machine in case of an outage or disaster.
- For Azure Backup, businesses can configure automatic backups on a regular schedule and retain backups for a specified period of time.
In conclusion, businesses can leverage a combination of Azure services to create a comprehensive and robust disaster recovery plan for custom code-first micro-service based solutions that are Cosmos database-backed. Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure App Service, Azure Backup, and Azure Traffic Manager provide a range of disaster recovery options that can be configured to meet the specific needs of the business. risual has the relevant expertise in diaster recovery, both proactive and reactive support can be given to ensure that your solutions are resilient to the things outside of your control.