Resilience refers to the ability of an application to recover quickly from disruptions and continue functioning at the same level of performance as before the disruption occurred. In the context of SaaS applications, this means ensuring that they can withstand disruptions such as hardware failures, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, and other types of disruptions that can impact the availability and reliability of the application.
However, achieving this level of resilience is no easy feat. SaaS applications must be built with resilience in mind, and businesses must be prepared to invest in the necessary infrastructure and technology to ensure that their applications can withstand disruptions and recover quickly in the event of an outage or disaster.
One key factor in delivering resilient SaaS applications is reducing recovery time objectives(RTOs). In the past, a four-hour RTO may have been sufficient for many businesses, but today's customers expect much faster recovery times. SaaS providers must be able to deliver rapid, near-instantaneous recovery times to meet these expectations and remain competitive in the market.
Additionally, SaaS providers must be compliant with SOC 2 Type II for disaster recovery. This certification demonstrates that a company has taken the necessary steps to ensure the security and resilience of their applications and infrastructure, and provides reassurance to customers that their data and operations are protected in the event of a disaster.
To achieve this level of resilience, SaaS providers can turn to solutions like Appranix's cloud application resilience model. This model takes a cloud-native approach to backup and recovery, utilizing infrastructure backup and recovery-as-code capabilities to deliver faster recovery times and ensure seamless disaster recovery.
Appranix's cloud application resilience model provides a comprehensive approach to ensuring that SaaS applications are resilient. It combines cloud infrastructure backup, recovery-as-code, and cyber recovery capabilities to deliver faster backup and cloud-native recovery. In addition, it also proactively addresses resilience with cloud infrastructure drift capabilities.