Disaster Recovery as a Service (commonly known as DRaaS) is an important element to many businesses. It enables them to limit revenue losses and decreases in productivity and efficiency.

What It Is

Disaster Recovery as a Service is a type of cloud computing. It is used by companies and organisations to protect their data or applications from disasters or disruptions. The service acts as a system that is always on to ensure data loss is prevented at all times. DRaaS detects when there has been a disaster and works immediately to restore your data and applications so there is minimal downtime and your business can retain the maximum possible productivity.

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Why You Need It

Most of the up-coming small-medium sized businesses around today have Disaster Recovery as a Service to make sure they remain at their very top level of productivity (and therefore: income). If you don’t have it and disaster strikes, your productivity will decrease and your customers may leave you for an organisation that does have DRaaS. Downtime is unattractive to customers and a fast and efficient service is what everyone is looking for. If you want to make sure all of your data and applications are absolutely secure, it is definitely worth investing in a DRaaS.

Having Disaster Recovery as a Service will also help you reduce costs as it is a simple service that you can keep close to you – it requires minimal resources and it will mean you don’t have to rely on somewhere off-site to keep control of all of your data.

What’s So Good About It?

It’s flexible – you can restore your entire data center rapidly and reliably, meaning downtime is minimal. You can also have lots of different options of how to manage your systems, meaning it’s completely specific to you and can suit you directly. The flexibility point also covers how many things DRaaS can cover, including loss of power, server failure, data hampering, and more.

The resources you use when you have Disaster Recovery as a Service are very minimal. There is little to no hardware and software requirements. You also won’t have to worry about back-up servers because your provider should have a very good data center.

The service is completely professional, which means you will have a team that will handle everything for you if a disaster actually occurs. What this team will do is make sure your data and applications are running in a very short amount of time. Some providers will provide you with a service that is run all day every day so if anything happens at any time, you will be completely protected.

The security that you will be provided with should be completely reliable, meaning all of your data and applications will be completely physically secure at the data center. Usually, your data will be encrypted. You can also request systems that will monitor your data and regular reports on your DRaaS to make sure it is completely healthy.