How Disaster Recovery as a Service can Save Your Business during an Outage
Disaster recovery is a fundamental part of any business continuity strategy that shouldn’t be overlooked. Oftentimes, organizations fail to recognize the importance of implementing a disaster recovery plan, with many not grasping its value until an unfortunate event takes place.
Being able to quickly and efficiently resume business operations in the aftermath of any disaster should be a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, many businesses consider budgeting for an effective disaster recovery plan a trivial expense. In this article, we will outline the many benefits of applying Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and how to do so affordably with a flexible billing model.
What is Disaster Recovery as a Service
The objective of any disaster recovery plan is for businesses to quickly resume operations in the event of an unforeseen disaster whilst preventing any damaging data loss. Some disasters are unavoidable, whether it be natural or manmade, so having a comprehensive plan in place to recover system functionality is crucial for business resilience.
Although the objective of Disaster Recovery (DR) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is the same, they are two different solutions. A typical Disaster Recovery solution includes maintaining an off-premise server in another location than that of the central operating facilities, and entails numerous components, from initial infrastructure and networking setups to ongoing power and labor upkeep — all of which come at a significant cost.
With that being said, many organizations are opting for DRaaS due to its many benefits including affordability, efficiency and ease-of-use. DRaaS, in essence, is a cloud-based solution in which service providers replicate a business’s systems and data, and provide failover in the event of a disaster, via an attractive subscription model.
The stark price difference is one of the main reasons why DRaaS is becoming the preferred disaster recovery strategy, but cost isn’t the only reason why the as-a-service model is more beneficial.
Benefits of DRaaS
Disaster Recovery as a Service is quick to set up, in contrast to traditional DR solutions which are both money and time consuming. In fact, NetShop ISP’s innovative DRaaS can be implemented within just 2 business days, and provides customers access to core services including Cloud Backup, Application and Servers Recovery and Malware Scanning for all devices.
DRaaS provides a cost-effective alternative to what would be a substantial cost, by providing a comprehensive solution through an attractive subscription model. With NetShop ISP, customers forgo any long-term binding contracts and are given the option to choose a billing model that best suits their needs, either per device or per GB — both of which are available on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual billing cycles.
Apart from relieving the burden and costs of setting up and maintaining on-premise DR, DRaaS actually proves a lot more effective. By utilizing cloud technology, recovery time objectives (RTO) can be significantly reduced. With NetShop ISP’s cloud-based solution, we can guarantee up to 5 minutes RTO.
When it comes to the protection of your most valuable data, the guidance and expertise of specialists is crucial. Our DRaaS can be designed to any organization’s bespoke needs, and in a way that, upon initial setup, can be easily managed by users with minimal technical knowledge.
Affordable Disaster Recovery as a Service with NetShop ISP
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offers businesses easily-deployed protection for on-premise and cloud servers, at extremely affordable prices.
Read more about NetShop ISP’s DRaaS Solutions and schedule an appointment with our Cyber Security Experts for more information.