AWS, Backup & Disaster Recovery

Opti9’s AWS Disaster Recovery: Your Path to Unmatched Cloud Resilience

May 29, 2024 | By Zoey Zelmore

Businesses today rely heavily on the cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive innovation, enhance scalability, and streamline operations. However, with this reliance comes the imperative need to safeguard against potential disruptions that compromise business continuity and an organization’s reputation. This is where Disaster Recovery (DR) steps in as a critical component of any organization’s AWS strategy. DR ensures that in the face of unforeseen disasters, whether they be natural, cyberattacks, or system failures, businesses can swiftly recover their operations and data, minimizing downtime and preserving their competitive edge. As businesses increasingly migrate their workloads to AWS, understanding and implementing robust DR plans become paramount, not only to mitigate risks but also to instill confidence among stakeholders and customers alike. As an AWS advanced consulting partner, Opti9 offers a suite of Disaster Recovery solutions as a service designed to strengthen your organization’s security posture in the face of a disaster. Today, we will touch on three of Opti9’s most popular DR solutions for AWS, and how to determine which is right for your business.  

AWS Cloudshield  

First up, we have AWS Cloudshield, an exclusive add-on to Opti9’s CloudOps solution. With seamless integration, this solution offers a comprehensive approach to safeguarding your AWS workloads. Key to its effectiveness is the creation of a dedicated disaster recovery AWS account, configured to replicate supported workloads from production environments. This ensures the continuous availability and integrity of your data and applications, even in the face of unforeseen disruptions. Notably, Cloudshield’s automated RPO (Recovery Point Objective) notifications provide real-time updates on data replication status, keeping you informed and empowered. Furthermore, its flexible failover capabilities enable you to seamlessly transition to the DR account as needed, offering unparalleled control and adaptability during crisis situations. With Cloudshield, your business gains peace of mind, knowing that its critical assets are protected with efficiency and precision. 


Next, we have Opti9’s standard AWS Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), a comprehensive solution tailored to protect your supported workloads within AWS using AWS snapshots. With all of the features mentioned in our CloudShield offering, AWS DRaaS provides streamlined data protection through automated snapshot creation and management, ensuring the continual safeguarding of your critical assets. Engineered for a fully managed experience, AWS DRaaS alleviates the administrative burden on your team while fortifying the security and resilience of your AWS-based operations.  

Features include:  

  • Configure Replication 
  • Replication Monitoring 
  • Configure Network Consumption 
  • Managed Failover / Failback 
  • Managed Testing 
  • 24×7 Monitoring 
  • AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery 


Whether your organization prioritizes compliance mandates or peace of mind in this ever-evolving digital landscape, Opti9’s AWS DRaaS offering is here to provide unparalleled protection for your AWS-supported workloads. 


While DRaaS and DRaaS+ are both fully managed solutions, Opti9’s DRaaS+ is fortified by the use of AWS DRS (Elastic Disaster Recovery), which leverages the capabilities of AWS to provide an even more advanced layer of protection with achievable RPOs under five minutes. With all of the features of standard DRaaS, DRaaS+ is Opti9’s most advanced recovery solution.  

A comprehensive list of features is available for comparison below:  

Disaster Solutions for AWS table

Interested in learning more? Visit Opti9’s BrightTalk channel and watch our Tech Talk with Arpio CEO Doug Neumann, where we discuss the importance of Disaster Recovery for AWS HERE!

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