As technology evolves, it becomes more important for business owners to make use of online systems. And when that happens, loss of data, lost revenue, and potential damage to your organization’s reputation becomes a real concern. In any business, data is one of the key elements involved in running operations every day. That being said, it’s important to make sure there’s a system in place to ensure that your data is protected and usable no matter what. In general, data recovery can be a costly hassle. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provides a faster, more agile recovery of physical and virtual systems. There are many benefits to DRaaS. It’s reliable and helps address many challenges that businesses face including mobility, portability, and high performance. In this blog, we’ll outline the benefits of DRaaS, and why it’s a beneficial option for your business.
Automated, Quick Recovery
One of the biggest advantages of DRaaS is its speed. It offers extremely fast deployment, taking a fraction of the time required for a traditional disaster recovery setup. Recovery time with DRaaS is near instant. It continuously replicates your data and applications with virtual machines at another location. If an outage happens, your applications are still being served through the cloud with minimal data loss. DRaaS services also automate disaster recovery testing. When a problem occurs, the switch to failover operations happens instantly. You can never be sure when a disaster may occur. And if one does happen, how much downtime is allowable? The answer is none. Each second that your power is out means losses for your business. With DRaaS, you don’t have to worry about this, because within minutes, your system will be up and running without data loss.
Disaster recovery solutions reduce disaster recovery cost in both capital expenditure and management effort. The provider bares the cost of the whole kit, including servers and networks, while your business uses a pay-as-you-use method. With DRaaS, you aren’t confined to predicting workloads three to five years in advance like you are with traditional disaster recovery. This also means that there are fewer operational resources required to support your DRaaS system. For example, with DRaaS, you don’t have to worry about data protection for hardware. Your service provider is responsible for hardware-related data protection.
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At Lightbound, our DRaaS services protect you with the most secure technology in the industry. Our data centers are SOC2 certified, and they provide a secure Recovery as a Service environment for your data. We maintain complete compliance with industry standards set by the HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and FISC. With us, you can be sure your data is monitored 24/7 by our skilled support staff. We provide:
- A Resources Pool
- IP Address
- Replication Software and Services
- Implementation and Project Management
- Constant Monitoring
- Run Book
- Compliance Checklist
- 2x Test Annually