Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based service model. It enables businesses to back up data and applications offsite for the fast recovery of business operations in the event of a local technology failure. DRaaS may be provided by a technology vendor, an IT managed service provider (MSP), or a combination of the two.
DRaaS offers advantages over traditional on-premises disaster solutions, such as the ability for companies to access data from anywhere, at any time. However, in order for disaster recovery in the cloud to be complete, DRaaS needs to be integrated with other components of the business continuity strategy.
Business continuity is impossible without disaster recovery planning. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of disasters that can devastate an IT system, including:
- Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires and earthquakes
- Equipment failures and power outages
Business continuity and DRaaS are essential processes to ensure your business can keep running in the face of such disasters.