Disaster Recovery Journal, March 6th, 2018
Disasters come in many forms. There are the things you think about when you hear words like earthquakes, floods, and other natural events. There are man-made disasters, like power outages and electrical fires. For IT professionals, there are malware and ransomware disasters happening every day.
Obviously, no company wants to deal with any of these scenarios. Unfortunately, not wanting to deal with it, doesn’t mean it won’t happen. With the sheer number of threats seeming to grow by the day, having a comprehensive disaster recovery and backup solution in place has never been more important.
One solution that has been gaining steam recently is disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). It can provide significant benefits when it comes to cost and performance compared to traditional solutions. On top of that, it is better equipped to make sure your company recovers quickly and completely in case of an outage. However, it still presents its share of challenges.
While the service model takes many aspects of the disaster recovery process off your plate, companies still need to do their research ahead of implementing a solution to make sure you get the features and capabilities you need. For most organizations, that means three very broad buckets: returning to normal, data loss threshold, and performance.