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DRaaS was more popular originally in the smaller space. Most people don’t want to spend the money on a second data center they only use in the rare event of a disaster. You are starting to see larger companies take advantage of it.

Dan Timko, chief strategy officer for cloud backup at J2 Global

Having a disaster recovery plan is imperative for businesses. The cost of the equipment used for disaster recovery — like-for-like hardware, software licensing, and staff — can keep businesses from wanting to take on that burden.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) enables businesses to achieve these same results but with significant cost-savings from resource sharing.

DRaaS also allows businesses to use the latest in backup technology without taking that cost on themselves. DRaaS providers will have modern equipment that users can count on in the event of a disaster.

This DRaaS guide originally appeared on TechTarget. Read the full guide here.

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