DRaaS is a simple way to ensure university operations can continue during unexpected events. Here’s what to ask potential partners.
Is the Service a Good Match for My IT Portfolio?
DRaaS providers vary considerably in their capabilities when it comes to virtualization, hardware and even operating systems. A good starting point for any discussion is an inventory of your applications and hardware and software platforms to see if there are potential problem spots.
Does the Provider Match My Security Requirements?
Many universities work diligently to properly secure sensitive data, and they must also maintain that security end-to-end with DRaaS. Request a System and Organization Controls (SOC) report to be sure that a potential DRaaS provider can meet your own requirements for security and risk mitigation.
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