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Safeguard your systems with Disaster Recovery as a Service

May 5, 2023
Read Time 3 mins

By Werner Herbst, General Manager: Enterprise

Today, technology is integral to practically every part of a business. However, the more we depend on our hardware, networks, and applications, the more catastrophic it can be if they fail us. This is why every business needs a plan in place to rapidly restore and recover IT systems in the event of a disaster, attack, or failure. In other words, a disaster recovery (DR) plan is key.

Forward-thinking companies are looking to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) which is a cloud-based solution that provides businesses with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. It enables entities to quickly recover their critical IT infrastructure and data in the event of a disaster, whether natural or man-made.

Covered in this article

Increased reliability, lower costs
Scalable and secure
Next level DRaaS
Working closely with partners

Increased reliability, lower costs

DRaaS offers several benefits to businesses. One of the primary benefits of DRaaS is increased reliability, as organisations can rely on a secure, off-site backup of their critical data and IT infrastructure. This eliminates the need for expensive and complex on-premise backup systems, which can be vulnerable to hardware failures, human error, and other issues.

DRaaS providers typically use redundant data centers and advanced failover technologies to ensure that businesses can quickly recover their critical systems and data in the event of a disaster.

Another benefit of DRaaS is cost-effectiveness. Traditional disaster recovery solutions can be costly, as they require significant upfront expenditure on hardware, software, and staff. DRaaS, on the other hand, is typically provided on a subscription basis, allowing companies to pay only for the resources they need. This makes DRaaS an ideal solution for small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the budget or resources to implement and manage their own disaster recovery systems.

Scalable and secure

DRaaS also brings scalability, which is critical for organisations that need to quickly respond to changing needs and demands. With DRaaS, companies can easily add or remove resources as needed, ensuring that they have the capacity to handle any potential disasters or disruptions.

This flexibility allows businesses to quickly scale their IT infrastructure and data recovery capabilities to meet their evolving needs and requirements.

Improved security is another benefit of DRaaS. Data breaches and cyberattacks are becoming increasingly common, and businesses must take proactive measures to protect their critical systems and data.

DRaaS providers typically offer advanced security features, such as multi-factor authentication, encryption, and intrusion detection and prevention. These features help to ensure that businesses can recover their critical data and systems quickly and securely in the event of a disaster.

Finally, DRaaS provides businesses with peace of mind. Disaster recovery is vital for any business, but it can be a complex and time-consuming process. DRaaS enables entities to focus on their core competencies and leave disaster recovery planning and management to the experts.

With DRaaS, businesses can rest assured that their critical data and systems are protected and that they have a reliable disaster recovery plan in place.

Next level DRaaS

DRaaS offers so many key benefits to customers, including increased reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, improved security, and peace of mind. By offering vendor-neutral, multi-tenant platform DRaaS, service provider's customers can benefit from the hardware and software that best suit their needs, and a solution that works ideally for them, allowing for tailored infrastructure.

Working closely with partners

It’s clear that channel players who offer disaster recovery services, backup as a service, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and all other sorts of services which can all be accessed via the cloud will stay ahead of the curve. If they can do this on a vendor-agnostic basis, they can also ensure their customers avoid vendor lock-in.

By doing this, a lot of uncertainty is taken away from the customer, and most good solutions will have a management layer that sits on top of the cloud platform which ensures that customers know what they are in for. There are no hidden costs or surprises, and they can expand as they need to without worrying if they are over or under-provisioning.

This is why it’s important to find a trusted channel partner, and work closely with them to help them to help your customers. A partner should act as a service provider on the customer’s behalf, and offer the backup and disaster recovery solutions they need on an as-a-service basis.

It’s also worth noting that while most companies offer these services on a hyper-scale basis, finding a partner who owns their own equipment, and who can offer them privately, is key. In this way, customers will not be affected by fluctuating exchange rates that have seen cloud costs skyrocket for hyperscale users.

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