What is Disaster Recovery as a Service, DRaaS?
Disaster Recovery as a Service, DRaaS is a all-inclusive third-party service that usages 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 data/infrastructure and all its processes onto a recovery infrastructure so that you can transition to a backup environment flawlessly, letting business services to continue as usual in case of disaster.
DRaaS is also recognized as business continuity as a service (BCaaS). DRaaS is frequently presented in blend with a disaster recovery plan (DRP) and business continuity plan (BCP).
RaaS architecture models differ dependent on the location of the primary or source production application or data.
• To-cloud RaaS: In this case, the source application is in the users primary private datacenter and the cloud is being used as a recovery target.
• In-cloud RaaS: In this case, both the source and recovery sites are in the cloud.
• From-cloud RaaS: In this case, the primary data is in the cloud and the recovery target site is a private datacenter.
The disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) market size will raise by USD 9.35 billion during 2019-2022. The disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) market is projected to register a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period (2019 – 2024). The DRaaS market has been gaining momentum owing to the better functionality of the increasing number of small and medium enterprises. A mainstream of the market share is observed to be accounted for by the hybrid configuration (including both physical and cloud-based servers) owing to the increased flexibility of cloud services by cloud service providers, such as AWS and Microsoft.
BaaS Vs. DRaaS
Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS/RaaS) represent two major models ensuring high availability for the enterprise.
Backup-as-a-Service, BaaS: A third-party service provider backs up corporate data to an off-site storage system. Instead of handling backup on-premises with an IT department, maintenance and management are offloaded to the provider. Where as in Disaster Recovery as a Service, DRaaS: a third-party service provider hosts and constantly replicates servers to enable failover in the event of catastrophe. This means both data and infrastructure are safe.
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Disaster Threats that Every Business Faces:
Cyber threats are enormous. There is always ongoing threat of virus, ransomware, spyware, malware, and hackers. These threats could take down a business operation. Today’s business leader should be asked, “Can their business survive data loss.”
Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fire, tornados and whatever else the world can throw at us. The question to ask to business leaders is, “can my business survive if hit with a natural disaster?” They are a possible threat.
Intentional or unintentional, humans make mistakes. There are plenty of examples of dissatisfied employees who have destroyed data. Thoughtful of how data theft or mal intent affects businesses allows, business leaders to defense data and decrease the danger of data loss due to human action.
If you’re interested in DRaaS, Nub8’s Disaster Recovery as a Service related policies, procedures and tools has you covered. We’ll work with you to tailor a DRaaS solution specific to meet your unique business needs.
Nub8 provides DRaaS services based on AWS and Azure platforms. We’ll help you find the right solution for your business!
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