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The replication and hosting of servers by a third-party in order to provide failover should a disaster occur is known as disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). It is often applied on standardized systems as part of the whole DR plan.

Overall DR plans for big deployments are usually constructed at the same time as the overall development. It includes a recovery plan in order to restore a large portion of the infrastructure. This allows for continuity in the business should a catastrophic failure of the primary deployment occur.

Disaster recovery preserves the continuation, probability, and reputation of a business.

How Does DRaaS Work?

Disaster recovery is a service usually partnered with a business continuity plan. These are structured documents that outline a step-by-step plan for managing unplanned issues. Available through both a contract or a pay-per-use structure, DRaaS backs up essential data and handles failover to a second cloud computing structure when necessary.

By recreating the production infrastructure, the process of moving everything to a secondary cloud computing location becomes an easy process and allows for business to keep moving forward. DRaaS will also help with moving back to the original server and swiftly continue replication services for the alleviation of possible oncoming disasters.

Advantages of DRaaS

Disaster recovery also provides businesses the peace of mind knowing they will provide a path for businesses to continue operating even during unexpected issues. Returning applications to production with DRaaS happens rapidly due to data not needing to be restored to the internet. DRaaS configuration, allocating, and testing are controlled by a third party, which makes management optional. This opens the door for businesses to focus their time and energy towards their growth. It is also a cost-effective service because the business no longer needs to purchase and manage its own disaster recovery program.

DRaaS is an amazing service that guarantees the preservation of reputation, continuation, and profitability of a business. Technology has continued to improve, however the chance of an outage is still a very big risk. Having a plan established in order to manage disasters is a wise business decision, even if your business never experiences a disaster.

Our laaS product, as well as being a powerful enterprise cloud solution, is a critical piece in your disaster planning. You don’t have to move your data around in order to complete your DR. You can easily power up infrastructure within the same locked-down cloud as your data until you have achieved the footprint necessary in order to continue business.

If you would like to learn more about DRaaS, contact us today!