By Scott Good, Senior Product Manager
In an earlier post, we discussed SafeHaven for CenturyLink Cloud Disaster Recovery- as-a- Service (DRaaS) solution and the benefits it offers IT Administrators. As we noted, failing over a multi-tiered application when executing a disaster recovery plan is critical. However, it’s not always as easy as it seems. In order for a multi-tiered application to recover correctly, the VMs upon which it depends start up according to a prescribed “recovery plan.” For instance, it is usually necessary for the database to be running before application servers boot and, similarly, necessary that application services be running before webservers boot.
Safehaven for CenturyLink Cloud’s latest feature enhancement, Run Book Automation, allows end users to configure custom shut-down and bring-up plans for each group of IT systems that received disaster protection. For example, delivering web services often involves a set of interdependent workloads that need to start in a specific order and taking into account time intervals between applications.
For each group of IT systems within the CenturyLink Cloud, users can pre-configure and test recovery plans in the Safehaven Console that identifies bring-up and shut-down order, actions, delays, as well as any custom script to be executed as part of the recovery operation. ...