disaster recoveryDRaaS, also known as disaster recovery as a service, involves replicating the hosting of virtual or physical servers by a third party in order to provide failover in case of a natural or man-made catastrophe. DRaaS could be particularly useful for companies that do not have the needed expertise to provide, configure, or test a DRP or disaster recovery plan.


How is DRaaS useful?


Millions of companies all over the globe face some kind of natural disaster. Imagine if a hardware failure, power outage, flood, earthquake, tornado, winter weather, thunderstorm, file corruption, or even human error strikes your data center. You can expect your website to go down or client data loss to happen.

A study showed that unplanned downtime costs businesses an average of $8,850 every minute. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported that about 43% of organizations that faced a natural disaster failed to reopen and about 29% of businesses that were affected had shut down within 2 years after it happened.

Disaster recovery Florence SC as a service concentrates on a short recover point goal. This implies that the data that was restored would be as close to its existing now state as it can be, of course through IT outsourcing. The general recovery time goals happen within four hours and would bring up machines that are geographically located in another location. For instance, if your company’s data center is located in Florida and it gets affected by a strong hurricane, DRaaS will make sure that your data won’t be lost by changing to live mirrored servers located in a different location, which isn’t affected by the natural disaster.



Important Considerations When Choosing A DRaaS?


  1. Get a performance SLA or service level agreement – draw up an SLA contract between you and your IT service provider to guarantee predefined performance like a one hour service level agreement that guarantees that all your critical applications will be working properly in an hour.
  2. DRaaS costs are variable – be careful of hidden fees like retrieval costs that charge for every gigabyte which could add up quickly. So be sure to ask your IT consulting company about it.
  3. Couple DRaaS with data protection – the cloud is the best place for the long term retention of data since it is isolated from the production data and it is remote from ransomware.
  4. You pay only for what you use – pick a managed IT service provider that provides various DRaaS services for different types of applications.
  5. Cloud seeding options – with cloud seeding, you have the option to use a physical media like hard disk, server, or tape to preload the data into the cloud and then restore a local database that has failed.
  6. DRaaS could protect cloud applications – install a backup appliance in the cloud and then point the cloud applications to backup the software in another cloud facility than where your existing cloud applications are running.
  7. Don’t forget automated test recover – you must have the automated testing at least once every month and once there’s any change to the infrastructure to make sure that all your applications will really recover.
  8. Benefits of purpose built clouds – they work well with the cloud backup appliances, holistic support, as well as predictable recover times.


How can SpartanTec, Inc. Florence help?


SpartanTec, Inc. develops cloud management systems that allows a business to migrate applications, provide backup and disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud management.

We provide Managed IT Services by automating disaster recovery and backup to the cloud.


Call SpartanTec, Inc. now for more information.


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