Your business data is crucial for the survival of your enterprise. In the event of a failure or disaster, the recovery of data should be placed on top priority. But disaster recovery (DR) is a drain on many of your resources, especially your budget! It can take a small fortune to setting up and operating a recovery infrastructure. Disaster recovery is often a serious challenge for small and medium enterprises looking for ways to control IT expenses.
For many small and medium businesses, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a viable solution. This is a disaster-recovery-on-demand model where you get a pay as you go service for performing disaster recovery.
Disaster Recovery as a Service is mostly dependent on cloud based virtual platforms that makes it easier for automation of major tasks in disaster recovery, and hence a speedy recovery procedure that is vital for ensuring the continuity of your business. In DRaaS model, your data centers state is synchronized with the cloud by utilizing minimal resources. In the event of a disaster, further resources are brought into the cloud automatically and at a faster rate and you only need to pay for the resources that are actually used for the disaster recovery.
For applications whose recovery time is critical, moving their primary production operations of data, as well as recovery mechanisms, to the cloud may reduce cost of operation as well as time for recovery.