How DRaaS Locks in Security, Saves Manpower, and More

disaster recovery planning

Managing to restore operations from a disaster event can be less painful with DRaaS

You can save your company time, money, and manpower with DRaaS solutions. It’s really that simple. With preconfigured hardware, software, maintenance, and 24/7 support, DRaaS gives you the security you need without the headaches and big spend.

DRaaS can rapidly recover data in the event of a disaster, quickly restore normal operations, and address mobility and portability challenges. DRaaS consumers may also eliminate backup using disks and tapes as well as off-site storage for mission critical data, realize significant savings in hardware and software licensing fees, decrease consumption of operational resources, and improve performance, flexibility, and reliability.

DRaaS adds the additional value of being able to scale with your business. Cloud-sourced options can change as needs change, ensuring your business has all the resources needed — quickly.

Originally, DRaaS was more popular in the smaller space. It’s smart not to spend money on a second data center only to be used in the rare event of a disaster. However, larger companies are now adopting this disaster recovery method as well.

What’s Considered a Disaster?

A recent global survey ranked the top five potential business disasters shown here; however, each is in fact a category encompassing a multitude of possibilities.

  • Adverse Weather – unpredictable temperatures and events
  • IT Outages – especially linked to hacks and breaches
  • Transport Network Disruption – especially linked to manufacturing
  • Earthquake, Tsunami, Flooding – natural disasters
  • Loss of Talent and Skills – losing key talent and leaders

Proactive Disaster Planning

It’s important when planning your disaster recovery program to identify innovative solutions such as cloud-based data storage and backups. This greatly simplifies the process of archive maintenance, enhances the effectiveness of backups, and reduces the cost of disaster recovery.

Disaster recovery planning begins with a thorough research and a comparison of possibilities. Be well prepared for hardware fails, hacker attacks, and other disasters with a top-down disaster recovery plan and process.

The most important elements of a disaster recovery plan are these.

  • Preventative procedures that reduce the risk of a manufactured disaster taking place
  • Detective procedures to identify unwanted events quickly and responsively
  • Corrective procedures to recover lost data and allow for business to resume efficiently

To accomplish these goals, do the following:

  1. Run analysis of potential threats
  2. Maintain IT systems in optimal condition
  3. Seek innovative solutions to guarantee business continuity and focus on cybersecurity

Innovative hardware and software can potentially save you a lot of money in the long run as well as adopting cloud-based data management. This part of disaster recovery planning drive down the cost of archive maintenance and comprehensive backup.

VAZATA has successfully helped thousands of customers to determine and identify their data retention policies, RTO/RPOs, and recovery priorities. Each evaluation has identified all mission critical data and determined what solution would work best between data backup, replication, or both.

As a certified provider serving Global 1000 businesses, U.S. Federal Government Agencies and Mid-Market Enterprises, VAZATA  is able to help you with quality, DRaaS, scalable data storage options and data protection services. Contact us today.