Data protection is an essential part of a business continuity plan and the methodologies for protection have evolved. Traditional backup and recovery is steadily being replaced by disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). With DataBank’s DRaaS, our clients keep a replica of their data hosted at a remote site which they can fail over to in the event of an emergency. This saves significant costs because the infrastructure and/or maintenance responsibilities are ours. When outsourcing disaster recovery, secondary hardware to store replicated data for recovery purposes is not needed.
You get all the benefits of resilient IT without owning the hardware or being responsible for maintenance. In addition, the expense of having disaster recovery experts on staff full time is alleviated. According to many analysts, the cost of an hour of downtime runs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for large enterprises. And of course, the cost of reputation damage is often impossible to calculate. It’s why our clients see the value of transitioning toward a more flexible approach that can failover selective applications for critical systems.