What is DRaaS?
Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS, helps safeguard your company from IT outages and helps build a resilient IT system to maintain servers and network usage throughout recovery processes.
Approximately 50% of IT outages are software or network failures, meaning it is highly likely that all businesses will experience a system failure at some point in their lifetime. Taking steps to manage this risk is crucial to mitigate the damage and financial costs that can result from such a disruption.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
DRaaS is a comprehensive third-party service that uses cloud and on-premise resources to back up vital data and applications, as well as providing system failover to a secondary infrastructure. DRaaS replicates your production infrastructure and all its processes onto a secondary, or recovery, infrastructure so that you can transition to a backup environment seamlessly, allowing your business services to continue as usual.
This secondary infrastructure can be implemented in the event of an IT disruption, providing you with a backup working environment whilst your original environment is repaired and your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is put into action. DRaaS also assists the failback when you are ready to move services back to your original server, immediately resuming replication services to protect against future outages.
The level of support required by each business can vary, with some companies choosing to protect their entire environment and others selecting just the most vital functions. The services are laid out in a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that forms a contract between the customer and supplier allowing for flexibility and scalability to suit the needs of any business.