Category: Disaster Recovery

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) shared responsibility model outlines the differentiation of Security ‘of’ the cloud with AWS and Security ‘in’ the Cloud with the customer. Workloads that are migrated or created in AWS are not implicitly protected with Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities. 

“Systems, sites, and networks can fail no matter where they are located or who is managing them. Mission-critical service availability and protection of corporate data are essential no matter where services reside.” 

“Cloud services are not based on traditional enterprise architectures and management. IT departments no longer have end-to-end control of the environment.”

    – Gartner report on DR implementation

Enterprises need to be prepared for failures to their cloud infrastructure due to user errors, malicious & insider threat, operational mishaps or site outages. In this blog, we will explain how with Druva CloudRanger you can keep your AWS data safe and easily recoverable from any region-specific or account-specific outage.


CloudRanger is delighted to announce that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status. This designation recognizes that CloudRanger provides proven technology to help customers successfully achieve their storage goals on AWS.

Achieving the AWS Storage Competency differentiates CloudRanger as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that possess deep domain expertise in one or more of the following core storage categories – Backup & Recovery, Primary Storage, Archive, or Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery (BCDR), having developed innovative technology and solutions that leverage AWS services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.


When it comes to developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your business, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. However, despite the many variables that go into forming a specific DR plan, almost any business will benefit from the geographic diversity offered through AWS cross-region disaster recovery.

In the following article, we’ll explain why AWS cross-region disaster recovery should be part of most DR plans, and highlight a few non-DR benefits related to cross-regional storage. We’ll also explain how CloudRanger can help save time and money by simplifying your company’s cross-regional backup and disaster recovery process.


Ensuring business continuity in the face of a man-made or natural disaster may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, today’s cloud-based computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services are particularly well suited to meet the disaster recovery planning needs of most businesses. However, the versatile, decentralized nature of the cloud is wasted in the absence of a proper, well tested DR plan and the ability to adapt to changing often unforeseen circumstances. So in the following article, we’ll take a look at some best practices for utilizing AWS cloud to develop your own DR plan in order to help maintain business continuity during a disaster situation.


Businesses are now using AWS cloud to enable faster disaster recovery of their critical IT applications without incurring the additional costs of on-premise infrastructure. One of the many benefits of AWS cloud is that it supports a number of disaster recovery scenarios from “pilot light”, to “hot standby”. AWS cloud offers a range of cloud-based disaster recovery services that enable the rapid recovery of your IT infrastructure and data. In this article, we will explain what you need to consider when planning your AWS DR strategy, including the frequency of testing, the types of backups you are going to require and explain how CloudRanger can help to improve your AWS DR strategy with automated testing.