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Why you would choose DRaaS as opposed to the traditional manner.

September 19, 2016, MOQdigital

Business Continuity Planning

For many organisations, a Disaster Recovery solution is simply a wish list item, whilst for others it is mandated by the business itself or by associated compliance and regulatory requirements.

For those organisations that have deployed a Disaster Recovery solution, this has typically been achieved using a traditional model, requiring significant capital investments in the infrastructure and services required to facilitate the restoration and operation of organisational services following a disaster event. In many instances, these solutions are never utilised and can represent a substantial cost, whilst providing very little business benefit.

In addition, the traditional Disaster Recovery approach introduces environmental complexity, can add significant operational management overhead, and is generally not tested sufficiently frequently to ensure the solution delivers the outcome it was initially designed and deployed to achieve.

DRaaS is designed to minimise the cost and complexity of facilitating Disaster Recovery, the need to maintain secondary datacentre facilities as a Disaster Recovery site, and the hardware and software assets required to facilitate associated replication, failover and testing processes therein. Instead, DRaaS leverages the power of the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud as both the Disaster Recovery target location and the replication and orchestration capabilities required to undertake Disaster Recovery failover, failback and testing.

Disaster Recovery as a ServiceBy utilising Cloud assets for Disaster Recovery services, the cost and complexity of the traditional Disaster Recovery model is significantly reduced and enables associated expenditure to be transitioned to a per-month operational model as opposed to a capital approach. In addition, associated operational overheads are significantly reduced through the migration of administrative and management processes to MOQdigital.