Johnny Carpenter, Director of Sales EMEA at iland, says that the prospect of an IT outage is one of the key issues that keeps IT professionals awake at night.
“In the past two years, 93% of organisations have experienced tech-related business disruption and, as a result, 1 out of 5 experienced major reputational damage and permanent loss of customers. From natural disasters to malicious cyber-attacks, organizations face an abundance of risks to business continuity that impact productivity, prosperity and reputation. Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is a mainstream use of the cloud that helps protect against outages through an infrastructure and strategy that deals with worst-case scenarios.
The benefits of cloud DRaaS over on-premise disaster recovery are well-documented. Companies don’t have to double their infrastructure investments and run parallel systems as a backup. DRaaS also offers better protection against threats such as natural disasters because there’s no physical infrastructure to protect. DRaaS is easily scalable to grow with businesses, and it offers native high availability.
A successful DRaaS implementation requires the right Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to help develop a DR plan that meets business objectives.”