What is Disaster Recovery as a Service? | 10 Benefits to DRaaS
Written by the Security as a Service Working Group.
Backing up, or making an extra copy of data in case of accidental deletion or corruption is often a standalone service.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a cloud computing service model that allows organizations to back up data and IT infrastructure in a third-party cloud computing environment. The as-a-service model enables organizations to regain access after a disaster. Designed to backup and recover, DRaaS provides for best practices to overcome these challenges.
Here are 10 benefits of taking advantage of DRaaS (backup and recovery) services and modern architectures:
1. Focus. Instead of maintaining a disaster recovery plan, IT can devote their efforts to more revenue-generating activities.
2. Scalability. As the CSP hosts many customers’ infrastructure, this provides the potential for elasticity and effectively unlimited scalability.
3. State-of-the-art. The diverse customer base and competitiveness ensures that vendors employ the best infrastructure to meet increasing performance and security requirements.
4. Recovery. Vendors will have access to infrastructure and are experienced in recovery, making disaster recovery plan implementations and recoveries more efficient and effective.
5. Infrastructure. Revenue volume allows the CSP to employ state of the art facilities and alarms to safeguard data.
6. Updates. The requirements of customers and the efficiency of patching and versioning the same software for multiple customers is a distinct cloud advantage.
7. Resilience. Vendors need to host multiple infrastructures for thousands of customers, so they invest in large-scale, resilient, redundant, and secure systems and facilities.
8. Access. DRaaS allows a disaster-affected system to be accessed from a location not affected by the disaster.
9. Costs. While vendors spread costs over a large customer base reducing unit costs, the consumer benefits by paying only the services they use.
10. Compliance. Because customers represent diverse fields, it is necessary to comply with numerous regulations and country-specific requirements.
Why It’s Necessary
For both the CSC and the CSP to remain competitive, customers require, and the CSPs must provide, backup and recovery that seamlessly ensures operational resilience in-line with the customer’s business and compliance requirements.
Today’s age of never-ending digital transformation, technological innovation, global expansion, and proliferation of compliance requirements is resulting in complex environments that require backup solutions.
Learn more about DRaaS architectures, services, best practice considerations, and benefits here.
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