The advent of cloud has been both a curse and a blessing for businesses when it comes to backup and recovery. It is a curse because too many organizations assume that cloud backup as a service (BaaS) is all they need: they can access their backup data from anywhere, so they neglect the critical details of proper disaster recovery planning.

But the cloud is also a blessing because, once companies realize the danger of ignoring disaster recovery, they can leverage the new cloud-based recovery as a service (RaaS) options available to them to complement their cloud backup as a service. Whereas BaaS provides data only, RaaS provides data and compute resources in the cloud.

There's an awful lot to consider, but you can start by learning the 5 best practices for leveraging backup and recovery.