Disaster recovery as a service is more affordable today than it has likely been, and this is a cause for celebration among SMBs, about half of which are victims of some form of cybercrime annually. With more affordable DRaaS, the statistics can be diminished— well, conceptually, anyway. Not every business will be wise enough to institute a DRaaS solution, but those that do can expect advantages like:
- Continuous data upload and protection
- VM servers which automatically boot in an emergency (maintaining continuous presence)
- Decreased expense and expanded functionality
- Reduction in the cost of testing
- Pricing models allowing businesses to pay as they go
- Flexibility and scalability
Continuous Data Upload
Basically, disaster recovery as a service makes it possible to continuously upload and store your data in order to prevent an emergency from totally undermining your business. You’ll be rebooted from the moment your system lost “consciousness.” Operations can continue and you can look to the agency handling your network in order to troubleshoot the problem.
The way you can have continuity of that type is through VM servers which are programmed to kick on when the main servers go down. A CSP technology is that which makes this possible. As mentioned in the earlier section, data continuously uploaded is protected by a secure backup organization. This is done through copying of that data onto secure locations. Should an emergency happen, the VMs take up the slack and you can actually access systems through a customer portal. The right organization will optimize additional servers to meet your business’ needs should that become necessary.
Decreased Expense, Extended Functionality
Maintaining your own on-site backup solution will cost tens of thousands of dollars more for essentially the same service, and a limited added quotient of security. DRaaS gives you more for less, to put it simply.
A pen-test, or penetration test, is more expensive than simply instituting a shut-down yourself once you’ve added a DRaaS provider into the mix of your business. You can test this at regular intervals as well, and such is advisable. With a disaster recovery company handling the load, you can cut many backup tests substantially.
With pay-as-you-go pricing, a business is going to have the luxury of getting to know a BDR service providing cloud-based disaster recovery. When businesses can try the DRaaS solution out to see if it fits them, this increases trust between the two, and also gives the business insight into what is really needed. Sometimes, you can’t really figure out exactly what is necessary until you go and find out.
Flexibility and Scalability
An in-house data protection system will cost much more to scale up and it will be much less flexible than that cloud-sourced via today’s DRaaS companies. If you go with DRaaS, you can cut the on-site expenses completely and know the company you’re working with is already designed to scale up.
Disaster recovery as a service through Idealstor can help reduce your costs, increase the flexibility and scalability of your company, give your business the ability to continuously remain present in a digital sense, and much more. Contact us for data security solutions that will safely and cost-effectively safeguard your business.