Disaster Recovery as a Service

Disaster Recovery as a Service


What is DRaaS?

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) ensure business continuity by minimizing downtime and interruption to our clients and employees in the event of server breakdown or other disaster. Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions also generally offer more than just data recovery security by additionally being able to replicate infrastructure and applications to help ensure full ontinuity of business operations.

  • DRaaS may define exactly what DR consists of .
  • Capability to auto-backup critical systems or data or both.
  • Capability to instant recovery from a disaster, with minimal user communication.
  • Flexible recovery options i.e. Single application restoration or full infrastructure.

In 21st century with emerging technologies i.e. mobile, social, artificial intelligence and IoT space, businesses are becoming more yielding and responsive, flexible and available. Due to that disaster striking also increases.

What is the Problem with DRaaS today?

The Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) grab a lot of attention to maintain the business continuity, but customers still find it challenging or complicated. Many service providers offer DRaaS solution; it can be part of current setup, or an independent from an overall data protection plan, Generally this pulls focus away of IT people from their current datacenter expenditure and momentum. Such solutions add an further management or business complexities, and often leave businesses insecure that they can indeed recover if something goes terribly wrong.

In-case of critical situation of data loss, and the worry that surrounds it, can be easily avoided by taking or pairing your applications with a complete BaaS backup and recovery solution.

What are the benefits of DRaaS?

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is rapidly gaining its importance & popularity, and is offered by an increasing number of service providers. DRaaS is described as providing a remotely hosted disaster recovery service to protect business & data and their live applications. When choosing the best DRaaS strategy, DC10G can be helpful to examine the top five prime & top benefits to consider DRaaS.

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1) Reduce disaster recovery expense :

Organisations who are having another site for disaster recovery they are very well aware about the additional cost and beyond the unavoidable investment of servers, storage, security, physical space, replication software and software licences for servers etc. Most of these additional costs are adequately eliminated by using DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) through a managed service provider. A DRaaS offering eliminates the need for the following expenses:

  • Cost of physical space for secondary datacenter
  • Associated expanse of power, cooling, connectivity, power backup & physical security at secondary site
  • IT Infrastructure lease or capital cost of servers, storage, firewall, IT security, network equipment, software and application licence cost for the secondary site
  • Additional IT Skilled and non-skilled manpower monthly expense to manage the facility and infrastructure
  • Adding more people and team make data and security more venerable for business
  • Travel expense to and from datacenters
2. Slash complexities :

OAs mentioned in the point above; planning, designing, creating, maintaining a secondary DR site can be costly and complex as well. If all of above could be eliminated other than capital and recurring cost expenditure; lots of administration, upgrade requirements, licence renewals and annual maintenance contract could be eliminated as well.

3. Reduce IT resources :

DRaaS can be implemented within few hours or days depending upon servers or data at primary site as compare to building a secondary site which might take months. It will further reduce the complexity if customer goes with single service provider.

4. Achieve interoperability :

DRaaS solutions work with dissimilar systems so that organisations can safeguard servers across different hypervisors and replicate data between dissimilar storage systems. These DRaaS solutions are application, hardware & hypervisor independent.

5. Comprehensive DR solution :

DC10G provides Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to their own disaster recovery site that is why DRaaS is much easier and more affordable with us. We can provide a comprehensive and competitive solution to our customers

Frequently Asked Questions :

DRaaS Checklist
  1. Can DRaaS protect all customer application, platforms and data?
  2. What is the frequency for data backed-up or synchronisation?
  3. Does DRaaS create local backups as well as cloud backups?
  4. What all applications, databases and operating systems are directly supported?
  5. Does DRaaS solution incorporate file size management to reduce storage needs?