Every business thrives on data. Therefore, companies have toiled for long to secure their data from disaster. Earlier, companies used internal IT teams for disaster preparation where IT team members were sent to the affected site and made to copy data on physical devices. However, improvements in computing platforms and technologies have allowed us to create better and expandable data storage mechanisms. It has concreted the path for ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service’ (DRaaS).
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You can manage disasters with the help of DRaaS and it provides several benefits over usual disaster recovery methods.
DRaaS is reliable and focuses majorly on challenges like high performance, portability and mobility. You cannot find these features in regular disaster recovery methods. Further, we are going to look upon some features of DRaaS that makes it outshine the ancient disaster recovery techniques.
- Fewer On-Premise Resources
Data recovered through DRaaS is saved in the cloud. Therefore, it reduces on-premise hardware necessities. Classic disaster recovery services require costly on-premise hardware. Moreover, those hardware are difficult to manage.
DRaaS are capable of handling both single and multiple critical servers. Handling such workload using classic disaster recovery methods will add up too much of expenses. Hence, companies can perform well with limited resources when using DRaaS.
- Cyberattack Mitigation
Nowadays, cyber attacks have been major headache to businesses around the world. Cyber attacks include email phishing scams, data hacks, and many more methods. They destroy organization’s network security and steal and exploit critical data. Ransomware attacks are one of the most recent and biggest examples of such attacks.
DRaaS can help you reduce such incidents. You can run your applications by using the most recent and perfect copy of data on cloud. As soon as you have secured your systems, you can copy the current cloud version into your data centre. Thus, it means there will no more agreements with those ransomware attackers.
With classic disaster recovery method, replicating entire data of an organization will require equal number of servers that you currently possess. This makes classic disaster recovery methods more expensive. DRaaS is a third party service, hence you just need to pay for the service and not for required hardware.
- Easier Testing
DRaaS consists of powerful tools that monitor and protect sensitive information. It also provides easy and verifiable paper trails for auditors. Therefore, testing has become a piece of cake.
- Quick and Immediate Recovery
Too much downtime ramps down businesses. Hence, when disaster occurs, it is necessary for a disaster recovery service to quickly restore normal operations. DRaaS takes few minutes to revamp operations.
- Reduces In-house IT Expenses
There are many SME businesses that have less expertise due to confined financial plans. Thus, they do not have skilled professionals to manage processes like disaster recovery. DRaaS provides expert disaster recovery support to businesses and hence removes the overhead of owning an in-house IT team for disaster recovery management.
Hence there are many advantages of DRaaS over classic or usual disaster recovery methods. Hope this article gives you some reasons to switch to DRaaS from traditional methods of disaster recovery.