Historically, disaster recovery required a significant investment in physical infrastructure. Organizations had to balance the risk of not being prepared for a disaster with the cost and level of recovery they could afford. As a result, many executives perceive traditional disaster recovery as an expensive “insurance policy” that is only accessible to organizations with big budgets.
However, with the development of cloud computing technology, traditional disaster recovery is being replaced by Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS), which enables institutions to recover data and systems within the cloud. RaaS has leveled the playing field for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) by providing access to comprehensive and cost-effective disaster recovery services that were once out of reach.
RaaS gives SMBs a more cost-effective, attractive outsourced solution for disaster recovery. By partnering with service providers with proven track records, SMBs reap the benefits of next-generation cloud technology, while having expert staff at their disposal.
See How Businesses Can Recover From Data Disasters, by Eric Thompson for Manufacturing.net.