Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS, helps safeguard your company from IT outages and helps build a resilient IT system to maintain servers and network usage throughout recovery processes. DRaaS uses cloud resources to protect applications and data from disruption caused by disaster and gives an organization a total system backup that allows for business continuity in the event of system failure.
It has been reported that approximately 50 percent of IT outages are software or network failures – this means that it is highly likely that your business will experience a system failure at some point in time. Taking steps to manage this risk is important to alleviate the damage and financial costs that can result from such a disruption.
DRaaS can be categorized into three separate types: Self-service DRaaS, Assisted DRaaS, and Managed DRaaS.
- Self-service DRaaS gives the business full control over all aspects from recovery planning to testing and management and has the least financial obligation as far as the outsourcing cost.
- Assisted DRaaS helps alleviate some of the cost by supplying the resources needed along with a low level of support.
- Managed DRaaS helps alleviate responsibility by fully outsourcing the businesses disaster recovery needs in order to provide more time to focus on other business priorities. This also offers the highest level of support. With a Self-service DRaaS, the business will require employees who are well versed in disaster recovery. The recovery team must also be available should a disaster event occur.
If you are considering implementing DRaaS, feel free to contact us for an assessment and recommendation to meet your specific business requirements.
Jason is a consultant at SystemExperts specializing in network security and penetration testing working out of Colorado Springs. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Colorado Technical University and is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP).