We continue our YouTube video series this week with a quick tutorial about Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).We’ve talked about disaster recovery on our blog before and we also have a great, free eBook about the topic so be sure to download it to learn more.


Video Transcript:

Disaster Recovery as a Service

Hi, I’m Logan Dunn, a Solutions Consultant here at Opex Technologies, presenting our video series, Cloud Computing 101, where we cover common questions and helpful insights so that you are better prepared to decide if the Cloud is right for your business. Today we discuss the Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Cloud based disaster recovery is a service that enables the backup and recovery of remote machines on a cloud-based platform.

Disaster Recovery as a Service allows for complete duplication and accessibility of mission critical data and applications on an offsite cloud server, in a near real time scenario.

Since all of this is hosted in the cloud, the barrier to entry is very reasonable with minimal up front cost, and a monthly cost based on your data & infrastructure usage. Your data and applications are hosted on an offsite cloud server with the ability to go live at a moment’s notice.

There will bedefined recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) in the event of a disaster or network outage. The processes within this phase can include server and network restoration, copying backup data and provisioning backup systems. These provisions and systems are provided in an economical, efficient and provider-managed platform. The provider provisions users and storage space and continuously updates designated systems with client software.

Advantages of Disaster Recovery as a Service are as follows:

  • Multisite Backup: Because Disaster Recovery as a Service is 100 percent cloud computing, resources are replicated to many different sites to ensure continuous backup in the event that one or more sites is unavailable.
  • Array agnostic: Disaster Recovery as a Service replicates any environment and does not favor one vendor or platform.
  • You can go Granular or comprehensive: Depending on customer requirements, if not all data requires backup, an organization can reduce costs with flexibility protection.
  • You Control your solution: Customers always have the option to designate what data requires being backed up.
  • Lastly, flexibility that allows customers to provision a Cloud based solution that meets their Disaster Recovery objective and budget.

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