What Is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

Disaster recovery as a Service copies and replicates data and applications through the cloud using a third-party provider, thereby avoiding disruption of operations during a catastrophe.

What Is DRaaS?

DRaaS is simply the acronym for disaster recovery as a service. It should be part of your disaster recovery plan to ensure the resiliency of your IT system. The most common reasons for IT outages include storms, network failure, operating system corruption, and human error. According to one research study, one in four incidents are due to human error. About nine in 10 organizations suffer at least one IT incident every year, which severely exposes their data to corruption or loss.

What Is the Difference between Disaster Recovery as a Service vs. Disaster Recovery?

While they have the same purpose, disaster recovery as a service is almost always outsourced to a dedicated company. Disaster recovery, meanwhile, can be done in-house. However, you need to factor in the cost of maintenance of your own disaster recovery solution. In addition, you also have to make sure that you have the capability to design, adopt, and maintain your DR solution.