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Sample reference architectures

When you have a DR strategy in place, it'll help you "keep the lights on" and your company open for business. Rackspace has the expertise, technologies, and services to help you build your Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.

Ecommerce
SaaS

Configuration notes:

  • 3-tier, self-contained, PCI-capable hybrid (cloud + virtualization + dedicated) architecture
  • High availability (HA) in the production environment at the source site
  • Cost-effective, pared-down target site also suitable for dev/staging/QA
  • Web tier containing product catalog logic built on Cloud Servers and catalog display stored on Cloud Files and delivered via CDN
  • Application tier built on Managed Virtualization stores shopping cart and checkout logic
  • Transactional data stored on Rackspace dedicated servers

Resiliency solutions:

  • DNS Failover from our trusted partner, Neustar® and their SiteBacker service
  • VM Replication, a Managed Virtualization service, copies critical apps
  • Database Replication employs asynchronous transactional replication

Configuration notes:

  • 3-tier, self-contained, hybrid (cloud + virtualization + dedicated) architecture
  • High availability (HA) in the production environment at the source site
  • Cost-effective, pared-down target site also suitable for dev/staging/QA
  • Easily scalable Cloud Servers and Cloud Files storage
  • Highly complex and customized configurations
  • Improved security
  • High-performance dedicated backend and networking devices

Resiliency solutions:

  • Global Server Load Balancing uses F5® BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager
  • Database Replication employs log shipping to replicate data
  • Array-based Replication copies large, virtualized VMware environments
  • Replication Manager groups VMs into protection groups & prioritizes their recovery

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