Unforeseen events such as data breaches, a hurricane, flooding or squirrels ( yes, really) can spell disaster for businesses, bringing daily operations to a standstill.

Reduced Costs

Reduced costs. From the offset, having DR in the cloud can significantly reduce the need for data centre space, IT infrastructure and IT resources. This in turn leads to reduced costs.

Increased Availability

Backing up your data to the cloud can improve the availability of your critical applications. This is one of the main benefits of DRaaS as it reduces the need to physically move backup media from one location to another.

Rapid server recovery.

With DR as a service (DRaaS), you can rest assured that when a crisis occurs and it requires a rapid server recovery, you won’t need to perform the recovery on another service or premises and you avoid the cost and complexity of building or maintaining a second infrastructure. All that needs to happen is for the protected data to be moved from one part of the cloud provider’s infrastructure to another, instead of having to be transmitted down an Internetconnection to the physical DR site.

Ease of use

A DRaaS solution can gather all the critical elements of DR planning and architecture into one handy set of tools. This simplicity replaces traditional DR which required using several contrasting tools and systems which weren’t necessarily designed to work together. This also means that your employees no longer require the high level of skills and techniques to create and sustain more intricate data replication and server failover mechanisms.

In the aftermath, it’s important that the organisation recovers as quickly as possible to minimise downtime and ensure that it and its customers don’t suffer. This is where a disaster recovery plan comes in.

Not having a disaster recovery plan in place is not a wise move and could put your business at risk of:

  • High financial costs, including tangible costs, lost revenue, lost inventory, bank fees and penalties for not delivering on service level agreements.
  • Reputation loss, including damage to the brand image and possible cost implications such as public relations campaigns to rebuild trust. It can also drive your clients to your competitors.
  • Missed opportunities, diminished stock value and a downturn in employee morale.

Now we have discussed the negative implications of neglecting a DR plan, let’s consider the benefits.

Benefits of a disaster recovery plan If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail! A disaster recovery plan is essential as it can prevent a severe loss of data and save your company, both financially and in terms of reputation. It can also give you a competitive edge over your competitions who may not have a DR plan in place.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Disaster Recovery in general is a valuable resource that has numerous benefits. Recently, moving disaster recovery to the cloud and offering Disaster Recovery as a Service has increased the benefits of traditional DR.

These benefits include:

Whether you choose a traditional DR option or DRaaS, it is essential that your business has a disaster recovery plan.

The crucial element in effectively creating a cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solution is to find the right vendor as a partner. The right partner will be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a bespoke turnkey availability solution that will make disaster recovery in the cloud a simple, straightforward process that far surpasses passing the responsibility of recovery to a special off-site physical location.

At Veber, we feel we do just that.

Get in touch today to find out how we can make your disaster recovery a smooth, pain-free process.

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