At first, WFS partnered with EagleDream to design an enterprise-grade, cloud-based disaster recovery strategy. Together, the EagleDream and WFS teams began planning the implementation using CloudEndure’s Disaster Recovery Technology. There were various recovery objectives including minimal data loss and downtime.
After the DR solution was implemented, EagleDream and WFS completed UAT end-to-end application testing as disaster preparation. A second part of this solution involved EagleDream’s proposal to migrate WFS’s on-premise databases to Amazon RDS Instances.
To perform the migration to Amazon RDS, EagleDream leveraged CloudEndure to launch an up-to-date replica of the original database servers on Amazon EC2. Once the replica was created, a backup of the databases were dumped to Amazon S3 and restored onto the Amazon RDS instances using AWS’s recommended backup and restore approach.
Both the test and production environments were successfully migrated to the cloud, freeing the administrative overhead from their team so they could focus on more important projects and business tasks. The database currently runs natively on Amazon RDS with two synchronous copies, so in case of failure, the database will automatically fail over to the stand-by copy without little-to-no interruption for the end user.