Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS), a new service that enables organizations to minimize downtime and data loss with fast, reliable recovery of on-premises and cloud-based applications. AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery is the recommended service for disaster recovery to AWS.

You can use AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery to simplify recovery of a wide range of applications on AWS, including critical databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server, and enterprise applications such as SAP. This service uses a unified process for drills, recovery, and failback, so you do not need application-specific skillsets to operate the service.

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery continuously replicates your source servers to your AWS account, without performance impact. It reduces costs compared to traditional on-premises disaster recovery solutions by removing idle recovery site resources, and instead leverages affordable AWS storage and minimal compute resources to maintain ongoing replication. If you need to recover applications on AWS, you can do so within minutes. During recovery, you can choose the most up-to-date server state as a recovery point, or choose to recover an operational copy of your applications from an earlier point in time. Point in time recovery is helpful for recovery from data corruption events such as ransomware. After issues are resolved in your primary environment, you can use AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery to fail back your recovered applications.

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery is based on the technology of CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, and is operated from the AWS Management Console. This enables seamless integration with other AWS services, such as AWS CloudTrail, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon CloudWatch. Visit our product comparison page to understand when to use AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery or CloudEndure Disaster Recovery.

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery is currently available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (London).

When you use AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery, you can easily add or remove source servers. The service is billed at an hourly rate per replicating source server. Costs for your fully provisioned disaster recovery site on AWS are incurred only when needed for drills or recovery. Visit the pricing page for additional details.

To learn more about AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery, visit our product page or documentation. To get started, sign in to the AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery Console  to start replicating servers.