As the role of data continues to become more important for daily business operations, organizations need a strong disaster recovery plan.
But backup and disaster recovery solutions (BDRs) are expensive. The hardware to store them and the manpower to manage them can exceed a small business’s budget, putting the business at risk. Also, backing up data in-house isn’t practical.
RaaS (recovery as a service) keeps costs down by splitting them into payments over time. Take a look at the benefits of disaster recovery as a service, or DRaaS, and why it makes more sense than other options.
Why an in-house disaster recovery plan isn’t ideal
Your disaster recovery plan needs to protect you from a variety of threats, including malware. To stop malware from spreading, you need to store data on separate hardware. This means there is a major up-front cost as you invest in new storage.
Besides, using an in-house backup and disaster recovery solution means expanding your IT infrastructure. Your IT team will see its workload increase. The manpower needed to manage your BDR solution will result in higher costs.
Due to the expense of owning and managing a BDR solution in-house, small and medium businesses often have to compromise. As a result, your recovery time might be slower than you wanted. You might also have to settle for less frequent backups.
Why disaster recovery as a service makes more sense
Disaster recovery as a service gives you access to a vendor’s cloud-based infrastructure. There is a strong demand for this service. In fact, the DRaaS market could grow at a CAGR of 39.5% in 2022.
With this service, a vendor can back up your data at regular intervals. It’s an automated process, and you can choose which files and workloads you want to back up. The vendor can restore your data to your infrastructure if you lose access to your files or apps. You can also get stable access to your workloads through a failover system.
Benefits of RaaS
Many businesses are turning to disaster recovery as a service because of the cost. However, there are many other pros to think about:
- You pay a monthly rate. There’s no need to spend a lot up front. It makes BDR more accessible. You can also put a backup solution in place right away.
- You won’t add to your IT team’s workload. Also, your vendor can help with choosing the right backup solution or building a better disaster recovery plan.
- You pay for only what you need. You can add more storage as your business grows, so there’s no need to buy more hardware to add storage.
- It makes BDR easier. You rely on a single service to protect your data, workloads, applications, etc.
- It requires fewer changes. You use existing infrastructure with best practices in place for safety and compliance.
- It can improve resilience. You can get features like automated failover to prevent downtime. You can access your cloud-based backup from anywhere, too, which is great for remote work.
Protect your data with SecureTech
Keep your data safe on a budget and meet all your disaster recovery goals with DRaaS.
SecureTech is a managed IT service provider in the San Antonio area. We specialize in helping businesses get more out of their tech infrastructure, and BDR is just one of the services we offer. Contact us to schedule a tech review or learn more about our BDR service.