Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Definition - What does Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) mean?
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a cloud computing and backup service model that uses cloud resources to protect applications and data from disruption caused by disaster. It gives an organization a total system backup that allows for business continuity in the event of system failure.
DRaaS is often offered in conjunction with a disaster recovery plan (DRP) or business continuity plan (BCP).
DRaaS is also known as Business Continuity as a Service (BCaaS).
Techopedia explains Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
DRaaS is also available to organizations that employ on-premise solutions, making it a workable gateway and sandbox to test cloud computing. It requires an organization to replicate a system on the cloud without discarding its on-premise system and, once backed up, enables testing of such a system.
DRaaS advantages are as follows:
- Multisite: Because DRaaS is 100 percent cloud computing, resources are replicated to many different sites to ensure continuous backup in the event that one or more sites is unavailable.
- Array agnostic: DRaaS replicates any environment and does not favor one vendor or platform.
- Granular or comprehensive: Depending on customer requirements, if not all data requires backup, an organization can reduce costs with flexibility protection.
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