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Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe.
Typically, DRaaS requirements and expectations are documented in a service-level agreement (SLA) and the third-party vendor provides failover to a cloud computing environment, either through a contract or on a pay-per-use basis. In the event of an actual disaster, an off-site vendor is less likely than the enterprise itself to suffer the direct and immediate effects, which allows the provider to implement the disaster recovery plan even in the event of the worst-case scenario: a total or near-total shutdown of the affected enterprise.
With disaster recovery as a service, the time to return applications to production is reduced because data does not need to be restored over the internet. DRaaS can be especially useful for small and medium-sized businesses that lack the necessary expertise to provision, configure and test an effective disaster recovery plan. Using DRaaS also means the organization doesn’t have to invest in — and maintain — its own off-site DR environment.
Benefits of Cloud DRaaS
Quality of Service (QOS) Attributes
DRaaS will end up being much cheaper than traditional, real-world DR on a feature-by-feature basis. DRaaS will give you a single interface into your solution, so you will be able to see just how well all your backups and replications are working, for one thing.
As your production environments increases or decreases in size, you can scale the DR environment to match. One thing to watch: making sure that you have enough bandwidth for moving data between the sites.
DR “as a service” model means you are not locked into any hardware or software technology.
Failover testing is now as simple as pointing and clicking, which takes a lot of the effort (and risk) out of testing. And, if it isn’t tested regularly, it isn’t reliable.
DRaaS comes with a lot of really good tools for monitoring and protecting critical and sensitive information—and provides auditors with an easily verifiable “paper” trail.
By enlisting a DRaaS solution, and a tested, fit-for-purpose DR capability, DRaaS provides a great measure of assurance that your company will be able to continue servicing customers no matter what.
A disaster might never happen, but who would want to bet everything they have worked on it? DRaaS makes it both practical and affordable to put a solution in place to ensure your company can bounce back.