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DRaaS - DR as a Service


What is Disaster Recovery?  

A disaster can be anything that puts an organization's operations at risk, from a cyberattack to equipment failures to natural disasters. The goal with DR is for a business to continue operating as close to normal as possible. The disaster recovery process includes planning and testing and may involve a separate physical site for restoring operations.  

1. Drastic reduction of restore times and lower RTO & RPO Thanks to Disaster Recovery solution you have the warranty of restore systems, services and applications in short times and get significantly lower RTO and RPO. According to the parameters defined from the DR plan, you could drastically reduce restore times on the basis of your needs, which would be completely impossible without using a Disaster Recovery solution.

2. Limit the losses due to revenue reduction or other costs By reducing restore times of business information systems, you can limit the losses not only in terms of revenues but even related to, for example, costs for possible damage caused by downtime and management or technical assistance expenditure.

3. Minimize the interruption of Critical Processes and safeguard business operations Each company has critical processes that must be always active and are vital for business continuity. Through a Disaster Recovery solution, these kinds of processes will be preserved and possible interruptions minimized, by allowing short resume operations.

4. Avoid compromising the business reputation As shortly said in the last posts, downtimes caused by unexpected incidents seriously threaten the firms’ reputation. A short recovery avoids to compromise the business strength as well as to cause irreversible damage to the corporate image.

5. Define simplified processes of action to face unexpected situations and predict a controlled resume to operations Thanks to a detailed plan of Disaster Recovery, any action of intervention in case of emergency will be planned previously, by allowing a short restoration, controlled in all its stages.

6. Granular management The DR solution enables to manage replications in a granular way (which means the restoration of data at the file level or even smaller units), with that aim of ensuring complete recovery of data and services.

7. No impact on performance Replication of business infrastructure on one or more Disaster Recovery sites ensures no impact on performance. Indeed, thanks to the activation of Disaster Recovery, systems are constantly online. 8. Control and customization of your own Disaster Recovery The last benefit we talk about is the chance to customize and monitor your own Disaster Recovery. With the personalization of DR solutions, you can choose the replication frequency and establish the best recovery times for your business. In addition, you can control constantly your Disaster Recovery site.  

Conclusion:

A disaster recovery plan is essential to your company’s long-term success. Even if you never have to use the plan, the process of putting it together will by its very nature increase the security of your assets and improve your overall business efficiency. The preparation of a disaster recovery plan will teach you what data is important and will necessitate that you understand how your business works from a decision-making standpoint.

Disaster recovery can be more easily achieved if you follow this simple outline:
  • Hold someone accountable for disaster recovery.
  • Identify mission-critical data.
  • Organize data on a central repository.
  • Create procedures for recovering mission-critical servers.
  • Create a knowledge-based decision-making flowcharts.
  • Back up your data on a regular schedule.
  • Store your data off-site.
  • Test your recovery plan.