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The Future of Disaster Recovery: Three Reasons Enterprises Need DRaaS

  Jay Cardin     May 23, 2023

WEI-disaster-recovery-as-a-service-data-recovery-security-ITIn the era of remote working cybersecurity risks, evolving IoT, increased cloud services, and revolving ransomware, businesses require reliable IT infrastructure to protect their data and ensure continuity of operations. According to Veeam's 2023 Trends In Data Protection report, 79% of IT leaders see a “Protection Gap” between tolerable data loss and how IT protects their data. Addressing this gap usually involves an upgrade of various disaster recovery services for production and protection. To tackle this concern, enterprises are better off subscribing to Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) rather than traditional disaster recovery solutions for cost efficiency, scalability, and reliability.

How Does DRaaS Work?

DRaaS is an effective cloud computing solution that provides organizations with a comprehensive and cost-effective way to back up their data remotely. Traditional disaster recovery (DR) solutions require companies to buy extra equipment and pay for maintenance costs, which is often expensive. DRaaS is different because it is economical, scalable, and reliable.

DRaaS typically involves the use of multiple cloud providers to replicate data between physical or virtual locations for disaster recovery purposes. This ensures the organizations' continuous operations through regular backups of data and the ability to quickly deploy the necessary resources when needed, thus reducing downtime and costs in the event of an emergency.

Why Choose DRaaS For Your Business?

Through the expertise of third-party providers, DRaaS is an ideal solution for businesses looking for cost-efficient, scalable, reliable and secure data protection platforms during security threats or natural disasters – making it the ideal choice for enhancing any enterprise’s data protection and disaster recovery strategy. Our team has identified three effective reasons for your IT and business executives to consider DRaaS:

Cost Efficiency Of DRaaS

DRaaS is a better and more financially responsible alternative to traditional disaster recovery solutions. By leveraging DRaaS, companies don't have to deal with additional equipment or maintenance costs, contributing to significant operational savings.

Based on Veeam's 2023 Trends in Data Protection report, businesses that employ DRaaS protocols have the potential to save up to 70% on their IT budget. Apart from savings, DRaaS guarantees the recovery of data in the event of a disaster, which ensures business continuity. Therefore, DRaaS offers a reliable and cost-efficient way for companies to stay afloat, sustainably recover from disasters, and maintain their operations in the long run.

Scalability Of DRaaS

Traditional disaster recovery solutions require companies to invest in extra equipment and pay for maintenance costs, which become quite pricey during scale-ups. DRaaS allows businesses to scale their storage space based on changing needs. This approach utilizes scalable storage, meaning that instead of requiring the purchase of hardware and maintenance, businesses adjust storage based on their growth. 

Furthermore, DRaaS enhances security measures by ensuring the safety of business data in the event of a disaster or threat. This allows businesses to remain confident in the security of their sensitive information. DRaaS provides peace of mind and eliminates the stress of data recovery and protection.

Reliability And Security Of DRaaS

Ransomware attacks affect more than 85% of organizations annually. With data protection becoming a priority, DRaaS is a relevant solution to ensure continuous availability during a malicious event. DRaaS is a modern data backup solution that offers optimal resource allocation. DRaaS protects your data with advanced encryption and cloud computing technologies, providing an additional layer of security.

In case of a disaster, recovery time objectives (RTOs) are crucial to business continuity. Unlike traditional DR solutions, DRaaS guarantees a significant reduction of RTOs from hours to minutes or even seconds. Additionally, the built-in multi-site redundancy and uptime guarantees of DRaaS streamline workflows, minimizing the disruption to your enterprise’s productivity. As such, DRaaS is an instrumental tool for businesses with limited resources for data protection plans.

Final Thoughts

With its secure and automated backup capabilities, DRaaS provides an insurance policy against any potential threats or crises. Veeam’s DRaaS ensures data is protected and ready to be quickly restored in the event of an emergency. Companies of all sizes benefit from using DRaaS to keep valuable data safe and secure.

At WEI, we highly recommend this option as a vital component of any business continuity and disaster recovery plan. If you’d like to assess how a DRaaS strategy will work for you, contact us today.

Next Steps: Download our tech brief titled “Secure Backup: Your Last Line of Ransomware Defense.” It dives into the five steps required for a proactive and secure backup strategy.

Tags  Cloud computing backup and recovery data security Disaster Recovery IT Strategy Veeam IT Security DRaaS

Jay Cardin

Written by Jay Cardin

Jay Cardin is a Pre-Sales Solutions Architect here at WEI. His specialties include server virtualization, storage systems and backup and recovery systems. He collaborates with WEI sales executives and network engineers to develop the ideal custom solution for each client. WEI’s commitment to education continues with Jay as he conducts Veeam Backup and Recovery training workshops each quarter for WEI customers. Jay holds several certifications for Veeam, Microsoft, EMC, and VMware.

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