AWS Disaster Recovery Use Cases: How Costs Pile Up


Preventing unforeseeable disasters that cause business outages and product loss is one of the most significant challenges for IT experts today. The AWS Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) helps you store and restore data to minimize disasters that may cause loss of infrastructure, plans, and data. While there are many DR strategy initiatives in the market, AWS offers several service options within its own ecosystem that ensure business continuity.

These are the top 10 DR use cases and AWS solutions:

  1. DR for applications hosted in AWSAWS RegionsAvailability Zones
  2. DR for applications hosted outside of AWSDataSyncAWS Import/Export
  3. Data Backup and RestoreAWS BackUpAWS Import/ExportEBS
  4. Business Continuity Planning (BCP)Amazon WorkSpacesAWS BackUpCloudEndureS3
  5. Data Lakes and Analytics: Data Movement, Data Lake, Analytics, Machine Learning
  6. Infrastructure ModernizationServer Migration ServiceRDSElastic Beanstalk
  7. Data ArchiveS3 Storage ClassesStorage GatewaySnow FamilyDataSyncGlacier
  8. Data Migration and Transfer: Application Discovery Service, DataSync, Database Migration Service, Server Migration Service,
  9. Data ReplicationRDSDynamoDBS3EC2EC2 VM Import ConnectorCloudFormation
  10. Data ProtectionDirect ConnectVPCElastic Load BalancingRoute 53

There are two main measurements to consider when developing a disaster recovery plan:

  1. Recovery Point Objective (RPO): defines the acceptable maximum time interval (representing potential data loss) between creating recovery points.
  2. Recovery Time Objective (RTO): defines the acceptable maximum delay between the interruption and restoration of service.

AWS DR options can have an adverse impact on our overall public cloud costs. To learn more about it, check out this article in our brand-new Guide to AWS Cost Optimization.

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