ADEKA Singapore currently utilises the Microsoft Azure platform to run a copy of active directory which they access through a Virtual Private Network link. Should their physical servers fail, the business has the ability to swap active directory to the cloud ensuring their business functions remain un-impacted should faults occur.
The company is also planning to deploy Microsoft Hyper-V's replica feature to improve disaster recovery time. Hyper-V will be used to snap shot virtual machines every five minutes and then move a copy to a secondary host.
By leveraging this feature, ADEKA is able to address disaster recovery by snap shooting a virtual machine every five minutes and then moving a copy to a secondary host. Thus, should an error occur, the backup copy can be used for disaster recovery.
In addition, the company said that it is looking to employ Azure Site Recovery, a feature within Microsoft Azure which helps with the protection and recovery of application for simplified disaster recovery. This removes the need or the expense in building and managing a secondary location for ADEKA Singapore to manage their data.
"ADEKA Singapore is the perfect example of an organisation that has managed to transform their operations with Microsoft's solutions. The combination of virtualisation with the use of the cloud allows the company's IT team to worry less about their physical IT assets and instead focus on delivering greater value to the organisation," said Joey Tan, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Leader, Microsoft Singapore.
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