There is a good chance that you’d like to see your business survive any disaster as well as any problems that follow. Moreover, we live in an age when even one hour of downtime is not an option.
While it’s almost impossible to predict what the next disaster will be, it’s possible to prepare for it. To reduce downtime, every company should have a secondary site with a full copy of the production environment. In case of a natural or human-induced disaster, or a failure of the IT environment, when your production is partly or fully not available, you can always switch to the secondary site, ready to be used.
However, in the real world, it often happens that small and mid-sized organizations can’t afford a secondary data center and experienced IT staff to manage it. The need to address this problem is the reason why the DRaaS (Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service) market appeared.
There are a lot of DRaaS definitions. However, the majority of them describe DRaaS as a replication of physical or virtual machines (VMs), from a production data center to a recovery site that is owned by a service provider that will provide failover capabilities in the event of a problem of any size.
Today, DRaaS adoption increases among companies of all sizes. Small and mid-sized organizations with tiny budgets can save money on flexible subscription-based options offered by service providers. Big enterprise companies also find many benefits from outsourcing their disaster recovery services to a third party, primarily to avoid the high costs of supporting secondary sites and complexity issues.
Among the many benefits of DRaaS, businesses often mention the following ones:Fast recovery: As I said before, downtime is not acceptable. Fast and successful recovery is one of the most ...