Insights

Disaster Recovery as a Service

October 31, 2017, MOQdigital Marketing

Business Continuity Planning

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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) assists organisations in facilitation system restoration following an outage or disaster event while reducing the cost and complexity associated with traditional Disaster Recovery Solutions. DRaaS is an asset for businesses, and it is imperative all companies have a plan in place to prepare, resolve, and recover from a catastrophe. 

Minimizing a Disaster 

No business sets out to encounter a disaster. Collapses and catastrophes can cost companies millions of dollars, crippling operations and halting success. Disaster Recovery as a Service is designed to minimise the cost and complexity of facilitating disaster recovery, as well as the need to maintain secondary data centre facilities for backup. DRaaS with MOQdigital allows businesses to leverage the power of Microsoft Azure Public Cloud as a target location, as well as a space for the replication and orchestration required to undertake failover, failback, and testing. By utilising the cloud and cloud assets for DRAsS, MOQdigital can reduce the cost and complexity of traditional disaster recovery models, allowing companies to reduce their risks, and reduce their losses should a disaster occur. Associated expenditure can be transitioned to a per-month operational model as opposed to a capital approach, providing organisations with flexibility and peace of mind.  

Necessary Defense  

Businesses will often have plans in place to reduce their risks and act should downtime, cybercrime, or a system failure occurs. However, many companies do not consider what would happen if a natural disaster or major outage was to occur. These events can often lead to the loss of hardware, software, and data, costing companies time, money, and assets. DRaaS might be avoided by businesses who Backup as a Service (BaaS), but these companies often don’t consider that DRaaS passes processing to the cloud so that organisations can continue to operate throughout a disaster. This process can be automated or manual and can be maintained until the on-premises environment is repaired and the business can return to normal operations. Companies should strongly consider having both DRaaS and BaaS systems in place to help ensure that they are prepared for any eventuality. Companies can prepare for cyber-attacks and downtime, but acts of god cannot be addressed by a standard security plan. Disaster Recovery as a Service should be considered as an investment in a company’s long-term operations and safety. Not only will it help save an organisation time and money in the event of a disaster, but it provides shareholders and leadership teams with the peace of mind that the company will not be brought down by natural disaster or weather events.  

Advances in cloud computing and as-a-service delivery allow DRaaS to be more adaptive and available than ever before. Businesses should be considering what precautions they need to take in the event of a disaster and preserve their assets and data appropriately. With the right service and excellent delivery, companies can become more resilient and able to pursue growth regardless of any eventuality.  

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