Enterprises can afford solutions for recovery from disasters. Small businesses suffer from the same issues, mostly in a smaller scale. Most small businesses cannot afford enterprise grade recovery solutions. The cloud provides the ability to generate cost effective business continuity.
The goal of this project is to produce an automated method of recovering a Windows server in an AWS EC2 instance from a backup generated from that server that is stored in AWS S3. There also needs to be a VPN connection from the EC2 instance to the local client of the server.
- Mentor: Karl Redgate email: kredgate-at-carbonite-dot-com
- Min-max team size: 3-5
- Expected project hours per week (per team member): 6-8
- Will the project be open source? Yes - Apache license
Some experience in one or more of the following is preferred in possible team members:
- Linux command line (Very important)
- Bash (Valuable)
- PowerShell (Valuable)
Wikipedia says: Business continuity encompasses a loosely defined set of planning, preparatory and related activities which are intended to ensure that an organization's critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period.
Generally it means making sure a company can keep doing business in the face of disasters, but also in the case of smaller problems like disk failures.
- Understanding of how cloud services operate
- Use of AWS API
- Use of AWS EC2 and S3 services (at least)
- Experience with deploying services