Businesses face a wide variety of threats to their data, including data breaches caused by cybercriminals and natural disasters that physically damage IT infrastructure. In the event of data loss, the ability to recover data becomes vital for businesses to minimize downtime and further losses. Yet, many businesses still lag in this regard: According to a survey by SysGroup, 75 percent of companies lack a disaster recovery plan.
How DRaaS Has Changed Risk Management
For small businesses, a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy can seem daunting, but the field has come a long way. In the past 10 years, disaster recovery technology has evolved from onsite backup servers to cloud services. Disaster Recovery as a Service represents the latest approach.
With DRaaS, data backup is managed by a cloud service provider. The as-a-service model enables small businesses to lean on a trusted partner instead of relying on their own resources.
“Traditionally, organizations needed to host their own data center, with their own IT equipment and the manpower to manage that location. That costs a lot,” says Naveen Chhabra, principal analyst at Forrester. “But now, disaster recovery hosting providers are scaling up their business, helping customers reduce their investments and delivering roughly similar services and capabilities.”
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