Data breaches can be devastating to any company. Because of
persistent cyberattacks on the more vulnerable small and medium-sized
businesses, data backup and disaster recovery are essential. Traditional
methods no longer make sense when the benefits of Disaster Recovery as a
Service (DRaaS) solutions are considered.
Before cloud technology began offering better solutions, the job of data backup and disaster recovery fell to IT departments. The expense of backup equipment together with a lack of scalability made traditional methods of data security feasible only for large companies with big IT budgets. With DRaaS from third-party Managed Service Providers (MSPs), companies of all sizes can afford to have data backup and disaster recovery in place.
Benefits of DRaaS
On-Site Hardware is Required
When recovery data is stored in the cloud, the need for
costly on-premises hardware is reduced. Even the management of traditional
disaster recovery strategies is difficult to manage. DRaaS solutions provide
the benefit of fewer necessary resources and yet limited operations can resume
much more rapidly.
Instead of purchasing hardware for a growing volume of data
backup for disaster recovery, the investment is in DRaaS from a third-party.
Initially, the cost is small compared to purchasing hardware.
Cyberattacks come in many forms, and innovative strategies
are constantly launched. In 2017, for example, a new type of ransomware attack
called “WannaCry” held the data in 300,000 computers across the world for
ransom. Presumably, any companies that already had DRaaS in place were able to
get all of their data back in pre-attack condition and avoid paying a ransom.
Contact Aperio IT to learn more about the benefits of Disaster Recovery as a Services (DRaaS) for your business.