Disaster recovery strategy is power to the business world.
And for the company to stay ahead, we depend on both our information and the technology that helps us manage it: computers, mobile phones and tablets, databases, communication lines …
We have become so used to disaster recovery strategy advances that we practically take them for granted.
But have you ever been left without access to important data that you needed at that precise moment? Have you encountered a problem on the server and have not been able to start your activity until it is recovered?
Disasters are destined to happen. Our task is to minimize its impact.
What is DR or DRaaS?
The concept of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS, Disaster Recovery as a Service) is one of the new fundamental models within the field of Cloud Computing. This is a new service delivery model, which uses the Cloud to store the critical computing environment, virtually and in a latent state, waiting to be launched in the event of an emergency.
All companies, whether large companies or SMEs, require a data recovery plan in case of failure, because although earthquakes or floods are not very frequent, it can be data center breakdowns of your business. However, the model followed up to now has been to duplicate the data centers to prevent system collapses, with a high cost not suitable for all companies.
Would you like to implement a disaster recovery plan in your company, but is it not feasible to assume the cost of the traditional model? DRaaS is your solution, as it allows you to avoid data loss and protect your business applications against breakdowns, errors or IT failures in the facilities, reducing costs by around 70%.
DRaaS allows companies to implement a disaster recovery plan reducing their costs by 70%
DRaaS allows small businesses to contemplate disaster recovery plans
It does not require any investment in infrastructure, licenses, maintenance or personnel, as it is a fully managed and flexible service, paying only for use. In this way, DRaaS allows small companies to contemplate disaster recovery plans, impossible to implement using the traditional model. However, these are not its only advantages:
- Ease of use and automation: it does not require manual actions, so it is easier to check its correct operation in any situation.
- Service customization: it is possible to configure the RTO (recovery time objective, time between the disaster and the return to normal service) and the RPO (recovery point objective, that is, the time elapsed since the last backup that marks the amount of data that will be lost).
- Rapid recovery – Image-based backup allows you to take a snapshot of your workstation at a specified frequency and recover individual files or entire systems as needed in minutes.
- Security: in case of a security problem in your company’s infrastructure, the backup copies could be compromised. However, DRaaS provides this service through external servers and therefore better protected.
- Mobility: the use of the Cloud allows employees to work from home in the event of a disaster.
The most important aspect is to prioritize the most important assets of the company and determine the necessary recovery time objectives for all of them (RTO), it will determine the most appropriate method of disaster recovery.
In short, and in conclusion, DRaaS allows reducing costs compared to traditional solutions, is more flexible and adapts to each client. In addition, the combination of this modality with Infrastructure as a Service allows to maintain and guarantee the updates of all the IT components of your business, so that you can focus on the development of the main activity of your business instead of investing time in the infrastructure ITEM.