Prepare Your Organization for the Unexpected with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

by Gifty Narkani / 30 July 2019/ Comments(0)
Next Inc - Prepare Your Organization for the Unexpected with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Surviving a disaster can be a nightmare for many organizations. Disaster recovery is so intricate and business continuity should be ensured in case of a negative event. Data availability, application access and integrity of systems should be maintained with ready backups. Research and surveys identify that 40% of companies who encounter a disaster never resume their operations. 50% of business shuts their operations two years after an IT infrastructure loss. Only 5-10% of companies survive the catastrophic conditions with prior planning for long-term recovery.

DRaaS simplifies today’s IT disaster recovery challenges

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) enables an enterprise to maintain a full replica and backup of all data, applications, and serve as a secondary infrastructure. It can function as the new business environment while primary systems are being repaired. Switchover can happen very quickly, minimizing the impact of a disaster. With a disaster recovery plan, the outages and the downtime faced by an organization can be mitigated. Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud computing and backup service, model. It allows the applications to run on virtual machines (VM) at any time, even without a real disaster.

Surviving a Disaster with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

During a DR event, the organization can failover. This failover can be recovered by the virtual machines containing the backups which mimic the customer's IT environment. Here the transition of workloads from the failed data center infrastructure to cloud infrastructure happens with minimal service interruption and within the set RTO (Recovery Time Objective). The organization servers can be accessed remotely, through a web console, VPN or remote desktop services.

After replicating to the service provider, testing is done to make sure all things are proper. The replicated environment may also be used for user acceptance testing (UAT) and quality assurance (QA) to proactively avoid certain causes of planned and unplanned downtime. Some providers may offer additional security services such as vulnerability scanning your infrastructure in the cloud regularly, which can be a useful way to do this without impacting your production environment.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) advantages:

  • Next Inc - Ensures Business Continuity
    Ensures Business Continuity

    Business continuity is the process where an organization can continue business function effectively despite the inevitable events or a disaster. Here the process includes things that are not IT related and it is far more than restoring data and servers. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) involves the replacement of staff, service availability issues, business impact analysis, and change management. Business continuity plan will analyze the organization threats and collaboration among all facets of the organization.

  • Next Inc - It’s affordable
    It’s affordable

    DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) is affordable and based on usage per hour. Here the organization will be charged for the service they use. The price is based on a consumption basis. Greater automation and orchestration functionalities can lessen manpower needs for disaster recovery. Further, moving to the cloud reduces unnecessary in-house recovery servers. These aspects lower the cost of delivering DR.

  • Next Inc - It’s affordable
    Multi-site and Multi-platform

    Data and applications replicated to cloud infrastructure and are maintained on many different sites in widely scattered geographic locations. Here DRaaS doesn’t favor one particular vendor. It can back up and run a wide range of platforms.

NEXT Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Our Disaster Recovery as a Service enables the full replication and backup of all data and applications and allows the application to run on the virtual machine at any time. It will also help the customers or end-users to ensure the continuity of the business operations by minimizing the downtime in case of a disaster. DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service), facilitate Rapid Application Recovery. DRaaS will facilitate to perform database backup, recovery response services provide peace of mind to the customer with its best in technologies.


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