Disaster recovery is one of the most vital parts of any business – without a plan for resuming operations and recovering data, many organizations simply wouldn’t survive events like system failures, security issues and natural disasters.
Traditionally, secondary data centers made recovery a reality, but they came with high maintenance costs and the complexity of running an additional data center complete with redundant software licenses, network lines and management. When the market began harnessing the cloud’s functionality, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions helped enterprises break free of the headaches associated with secondary sites. However, the cloud isn’t without its flaws – and a DRaaS approach will fail if users aren’t careful.
In a recent webinar, “What’s wrong with DRaaS and how to fix it,” our product management lead, Neil Glazebrook, joined George Crump, president and founder of Storage Switzerland, to get to the root of this problem and work toward a solution. Some of the elements covered in our discussion include:
- The tactics some enterprises are using to successfully reduce or eliminate data center footprints;
- Why overcoming latency is a necessary part of making hybrid cloud – and in turn, DRaaS – a reality; and
- Why it’s critical to begin with primary storage obstacles in order to get ROI from DRaaS.
The webinar also fielded live questions from IT pros struggling with DRaaS challenges and the strategies used at their organizations to improve disaster recovery and overall IT. Replay the webinar at the link above to hear why simulating legacy storage design simply doesn’t work in the cloud – and how enterprises can move past this issue to access fully managed DRaaS.
Learn more about reducing data center footprints and moving enterprise functions to the cloud on our blog or download our latest white paper "Disaster Recovery on Demand with the ClearSky Global Storage Network".