The fast-growing Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market surged again in 2016, and saw cost effective solutions with the kind of customer service and satisfaction that has put many vendors on the map. In the IDC’s Report, North America Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Provider 2015 Vendor Assessment, some of these core principles that every businesses want and need in a DRaaS solution, were compared against each other and the findings were not unusual.
“In a market that is evolving quickly, the core technology aspects behind cloud-based disaster recovery have converged around a common functionality objective that is differentiated based on flexibility and usability of the technology, implementation and pricing models, customer experience focus, and future road maps.”
Cloud first is not the only trend taking hold of the DRaaS solutions. To prove just how lively the DRaaS market has become over the last year, let’s take a look at some notable trends in the disaster recovery as a service market, and the products that address them in 2016.
BYOD goes mainstream, providing opportunities for DraaS.
Founded in 2006, Infrascale allows IT to stop buying and managing disparate hardware and software to solve their DR and backup needs. An administrative dashboard, accessible from any browser or device, makes it easy to recover mission critical applications and systems with push-button simplicity.
- Flexible DR Deployment– Users decide how to deploy failover for business, as Infrascale DRaaS is delivered as software, physical or virtual appliance, and flexible cloud storage targeting.
- Triple Layer End-to-End Encryption- Data is encrypted at the source, transferred via a secured connection then encrypted again in the cloud.
- Near-Zero Downtime- With CloudBoottechnology built into the Infrascale cloud service, users experience little, to no downime.
Virtual only DRaaS grows in popularity among Service Providers
Vendor, Zerto offer Virtual Replication that enable cloud service providers to offer a robust, cost-effective system of DRaaS. It is the first BC/DR platform built with the cloud in mind. Zerto, effective DR is possible within the private cloud, to the public cloud and in the public cloud.
Zerto enables cloud service providers to unleash the DRaaS / RaaS opportunity. Enterprises are starting to see the value of the cloud, but are hesitant to trust an emerging technology with mission-critical data due to concerns about availability, performance and security. Providing Disaster Recovery as a Service, in which the enterprise replicates its production applications to the cloud, is a win-win situation. The enterprise has the opportunity to safely evaluate what the Cloud Service Provider has to offer, and become comfortable with the concept of a cloud.
The Breakdown of Datacenter: downtime cost increasing financial/reputation ramifications for businesses
“Because of Quorum, we ended up with zero downtime during business hours,. Quorum provided us with the ability to hit the button for an immediate one-click recovery of our critical systems and ran them right on the appliance, taking over for our failed servers in a matter of minutes. And with 70 percent of our servers out, that was a big win for us.”
That’s Sean Chambers, IT director of the Rubin Lublin, LLC law firm speaking about his recent brush with data disaster. Luckily, Chambers enlisted Quorum, developers of series of appliance and DRaaS/hybrid cloud solutions prior to the law firm’s data center failure.
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“Once you have identified a server as a Protected Node (PN), and its first backup is completed, an exact replica of that server will be created as a VM clone called a Recovery Node (RN). The RN is stored locally on the onQ high availability (HA) appliance and updated with each incremental backup. When needed, the RN can be spun-up within a few minutes – literally the time it takes to boot the VM. At this point, the server, associated applications, and data will be available to users. As discussed earlier, we refer to this as PREcovery because not only are the recovery VMs prebuilt and ready-to-run, but they are also pretested – ensuring superfast and reliable failover.”
Check out more DRaaS solutions that are meeting enterprise IT trends and challenges, by downloading our completely free, Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution Buyer’s Guide, 2016.