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Disaster Recovery as a Service FAQ’s

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Disaster Recovery as a Service FAQ’s


By Data Installations & Supplies ltd

Happy Friday from all at Data Installation & Supplies! As it’s Friday we thought that we would make today’s blog post about something that as a business we’re sure that you’ll be keen to understand, that is not only what is Disaster Recovery as a Service, but we’ll be answering your Disaster Recovery as a Service FAQ’s!

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

It is a cloud computing model that allows your company the reassurance that all important data is backed up, however the ‘as a service’ model relieves you of the financial burden of costly IT infrastructure since all your data is backed up within the cloud environment, hosted at our partner Data Centre

This means that not only is your company not responsible for the infrastructure, but it is also not responsible for the disaster recovery management, which will be taken care of for you in the event of disaster.

If DRaaS was required, the key advantage from having this service is that it will provide business continuity.

Since the disaster recovery service provided replicates your applications onto an enterprise grade cloud platform, it ensures your business is safe from both any data loss, and any down time which alone is extremely inconvenient, not to mention it can be damaging to your reputation.

With Disaster Recovery as a Service, you’ll be pleased to know that the pricing follows an OPEX pricing model. 

An OPEX pricing model means that you will only ever pay for what you require, when you are not in failover mode you will only be charged a standby rate, this combined with no upfront costs for hardware makes it a service to be considered.


How does DRaaS work?

The way in which DRaaS works is that if the need arises your business data is replicated within the cloud environment, allowing creation of a failover site.

When may DRaaS be required?

With Disaster Recovery as a Service, it is a cloud disaster recovery that you hope you will never have to use, however in the event of disaster occurring you’ll be really glad you chose our cloud data recovery solution.

It’s easy to dismiss the idea of natural disasters occurring for example hurricanes and earthquakes (particularly in the UK) which would undoubtedly ruin your IT infrastructure and servers, but it shouldn’t be as easy to dismiss other events that can also cause destruction such as a fire or flooding and even cyber-attack.

On the other hand, you should also never rule out the unpredictability of hardware as it ages and similarly power cuts can and do happen, in all cases if your data is compromised, disaster recovery is a necessity to ensure business continuity.

By choosing Disaster Recovery as a Service with Data Installation Supplies you can be assured that disaster recovery planning is at the forefront of the cloud-based solution, should disaster happen you would need only to contact us and we will take control of the situation for you.

DIS offer you cost-effective solutions, when it comes to Disaster Recover as a Service it is your failsafe option for minimal downtime and getting your organisation back up and running with recovered data as quickly as possible is the only target with the cloud-based solution. 

Not only is this financially advantageous to your business, but the fact also that this is an ‘as a service’ model means no costly IT infrastructure needs to be housed on your premises, so no IT management is required and with the model you only pay for what is required with our OPEX pricing structure, allowing for scalability as your business requirements change.

What is the difference between Disaster Recovery as a Service and Backup as a Service?

If you’re thinking about DRaaS you’ll probably also have an awareness of BaaS and be interested in how the two are differentiated… 

When it comes to DRaaS vs. BaaS the two elements differ quite significantly, with DRaaS your company’s data will be moved to the cloud infrastructure should a disaster occur, allowing your company to continuously operate, even in the event that any computer infrastructure was destroyed.

On the other hand, BaaS protects the data only, not the complete infrastructure, making BaaS cheaper than DRaaS.

BaaS is a good option for initial movement of operation to cloud based solutions for companies who are required to archive data, prior to moving all operations onto the cloud.

We’d love to talk to you a bit more, we hope that this post has answered your initial Disaster Recovery as a Service FAQ’s and we would now love to learn about your specific requirements.

To discuss how Data Installation & Supplies can assist, please email or call 01274 869 099.