In a world where minutes can make the difference between keeping customers happy and becoming a heading in tomorrow’s news, how quickly can DRaaS impact your recovery efforts?

For many organizations worried about their ability to recover from a loss of system, application, data, or location, the success of recovery can be measured by how quickly recovery can take place. We have Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) right there as a major part of any DR plan. And those objectives – while goals – are really targets IT needs to hit, getting the business back up and running quickly and correctly.

RTOs are often measured in single-digit minutes for a given workload, but DRaaS is about getting the everything up to, and including, the entirety of your environment recovered – still… in a matter of minutes. 

So, how does DRaaS speed up the process of disaster recovery?

There are three ways DRaaS accelerates recovery:

  1. Defines Recovery Better – The Service part of DRaaS has to do with you leveraging a partner that is an expert in disaster recovery. The right partner helps to define your operational needs, working backwards to designing backups that will facilitate the recovery necessary to get the organization back up and running.  A better designed backup and recovery strategy means a far smoother (and faster) recovery process.
  2. Executes Recovery More Accurately – Partners leverage backup solutions that help to automate and orchestrate recovery. This orchestration defines and executes the recovery process the consistently in testing and during an actual recovery scenario. It facilitates incorporating more of the recovery as part of an automated process, making certain the entire environment (not just a single application, for example) is accurate. This helps to ensure dependencies between applications are met, recovery happens in the correct order, and operations are restored more swiftly.
  3. Make You Operational Faster – Having a partner assisting with recovery at a time when all hell has broken loose at the business means an expert is dealing with all the recovery efforts into cloud-based infrastructure, making your IT staff available to address issues around endpoints, applications, user issues, at the like – all speeding up the process of getting to a point of actually being operational.

For DRaaS to be fast and effective, you need to partner with the right cloud infrastructure, DR experts, and backup software. The gains in recovery speed have a lot to do with proper planning, solid use of technology, and hyper-accurate execution at a time when minutes matter. 

If you’re currently addressing DR internally, but are looking for ways to speed up yoru recovery efforts, consider DRaaS.

OffsiteDataSync and Veeam together offer best-of-breed DR services and software to help organizations plan, architect, implement, automate, and execute tailor-made disaster recovery in the cloud.