Solutions Review’s listing of the best Disaster Recovery as a Service companies is an annual sneak peek of the solution providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Information was gathered via online materials and reports, conversations with vendor representatives, and examinations of product demonstrations and free trials.
Technically speaking, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) tools are often labeled as stand-alone offerings. However, they are more accurately classified as an add-on resource for colocation services or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Some solution providers view DRaaS as a potential up-sell to fully managed services, or as a supplementary feature added after software or an appliance is sold. With many capabilities, Disaster Recovery as a Service companies offer versatility and appeals to a variety of user needs.
Initially, DRaaS solutions were primarily implemented by small businesses that didn’t have secondary sites or that were eliminating data centers to reduce costs. However, today, we’ve seen that DRaaS is preferred by larger organizations, as many providers have reported an increase of large and complex environments, as well as in the volume of servers per client.
Selecting the best DRaaS company to work with can be a daunting task, and we’re here to help. That’s why our editors have compiled this list of the 20 best Disaster Recovery as a Service companies to consider if you’re looking for a new solution.
Check out our online backup and disaster recovery best practices section for even more guides, advice, and how-to content.
Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
Acronis provides backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. The vendor also offers data protection across any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile. Its flagship product, Acronis True Image, delivers backup, storage, and restoration capabilities. Acronis’ Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions address IT requirements for backup, disaster recovery, and archiving. Additionally, the vendor offers 24-hour support to customers worldwide.
Axcient provides cloud-based disaster recovery and data protection to businesses of all sizes. The vendor’s Disaster Recovery as a Service product, Axcient Fusion, can mirror all of an organization’s technological assets in the cloud as a means to replicate data centers on-demand. Fusion also allows users to access and restore data from any device, failover IT systems, and virtualize the business from a deduplicated copy. The solution was also built to run on public cloud and offers one-hour and eight-hour RTO options.
Carbonite offers cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. The vendor also provides end-to-end data protection capabilities that include high availability, endpoint protection and workload migration. The provider’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution, Carbonite Recover, allows users to pay as they go, centralizes the backup and recovery of data on all computers distributed throughout an organization’s locations, and replicates critical systems from the user’s primary environment to Carbonite’s cloud.
Databarracks provides secure Infrastructure as a Service, Backup as a Service, and Disaster Recovery as Service solutions. It is a member of the Cloud Industry Forum, as well as ISO 27001 certified for Information Security. Databarracks’ DRaaS solution offers flexibility and scalability, and there is no need for organizations to duplicate their hardware. The provider is based in England and was founded in 2003.
Druva delivers data protection and management for the cloud era. Druva cloud platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; delivering accessible, scalable and autonomous enterprise data resiliency. Druva customers can reduce costs by eliminating the need for hardware, capacity planning, and software management. The provider also offers the first and only cloud-native Software as a Service (SaaS) backup and disaster recovery solution in the market. With Druva’s solution for backup, archival, and disaster recovery, organizations can meet business continuity SLAs, disaster recovery compliance, and audit requirements.
Evolve IP is a Cloud Services provider. The vendor offers organizations a unified option for cloud services such as virtual servers, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, IP telephony, unified communications, and contact centers. Evolve IP’s Disaster Recovery as a Service suite supports fully managed disaster recovery, self-service recovery, and cloud backups. Additionally, members of the Evolve IP team are on the advisory boards of Veeam and Zerto, showing a connection to leading disaster recovery providers.
Expedient is a cloud, collocation, and data center Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. The vendor delivers its DRaaS solution hosted within its data centers, and separately as a service for users hosting their production workloads on-prem or in other locations using On-Site Private Cloud appliances. Expedient is a part of a network of 11 data centers across the country and offers virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, equipment management, and storage area networks.
Flexential, formerly Peak 10, provides cloud and IT infrastructure solutions, including colocation, private network services, and managed services. Cloud-based data storage and managed security are also key capabilities. Flexential has 40 data centers located across 15 states in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands. The company’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution, Recovery Cloud, provides recovery of business-critical applications to reduce data loss in the event of a disaster. Users can choose from multiple tiers of recovery to create a custom solution.
IBM offers a range of technology and consulting services. In addition to its Disaster Recovery as a Service capabilities, the vendor also offers predictive analytics, software development, and systems management. IBM’s DRaaS solution provides continuous replication of critical applications, infrastructure, data, and systems for rapid recovery. Additionally, the vendor offers fully managed services for the recovery of business-critical systems, applications, data, and business processes across a range of environments.
iland is a global cloud services provider. The vendor offers secure and compliant hosting for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), DRaas, and Backup as a Service (BaaS). iland provides cloud services from its data centers located throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia. In the past year, iland has added new fully managed support offerings and expanded the platforms it can support through the use of additional service delivery partners. The vendor’s DRaaS solution, iland Secure DRaaS, allows for replication from virtual and physical environments.
Infrascale built the first data protection cloud to automatically failover and recover applications, data, sites and systems at the push of a button. The provider serves 50,000 customers and protects over one million devices worldwide. Infrascale’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution gives users the capability to choose the way they want to deploy failover for their organization. The vendor’s aim is to eradicate downtime and data loss when recovering from a disaster.
InterVision acquired DRaaS provider, Bluelock in 2018. The provider’s DRaaS services are now branded as Bluelock Solutions. The vendor offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) tools that specialize in cloud computing and disaster recovery. InterVision also provides Virtual Cloud Computing by way of IaaS where users have the option to subscribe to their chosen amount of computing, storage, and bandwidth capacity. Bluelock Solutions also supports complex environments in addition to protecting sensitive data as a means to mitigate risk. InterVision’s capabilities span on-prem, private, and public cloud environments.
Microsoft is a multinational company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a variety of software services and products. The vendor offers enterprise tools through Microsoft Azure, which include virtual machines, cloud storage, application service, and cloud backup. Microsoft’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), provides coverage across Linux, Windows, VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines, and physical servers.
NTT Communications provides managed infrastructure solutions backed by a global infrastructure. This infrastructure includes tier-1 public and private networks that reach over 190 countries and regions. The provider’s DRaaS solution offers flexible disaster recovery testing, as well as a secure web-based control panel that delivers real-time visibility into networks and servers. NTT Communications’ Cloud Recovery service protects business operations by replicating all operating systems, applications, and data in real-time to a secure replica NTT cloud environment.
Quorum provides instant backup, recovery, and continuity to small and midsized companies. The vendor also offers a series of appliance and hybrid cloud solutions. Quorum’s flagship product, Quorum onQ, is fully encrypted and available in three versions and can be used in any combination. The product is built on an architecture that the company refers to as “High Availability Anywhere.” This can combine cloud, local and remote in any configuration.
Recovery Point provides integrated business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. The provider also has a focus on cloud-based business resilience services. Recovery Point’s solutions include DRaaS, off-site tape storage, managed hosting, and subscription-based hot site, cold site, and work area recovery services. In addition to serving secure federal agencies, the provider’s client base also includes commercial customers and state and local governments. Recovery Point’s DRaaS solution can be applied to any size requirement and supports hybrid solutions as well.
StorageCraft provides backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity products for servers, desktops, and laptops. StorageCraft also offers system migration and data protection solutions. The vendor aims to provide reduced downtime and improved security and stability to enterprise organizations. StorageCraft’s business is focused on data protection and restoration tools that are offered via value-added and channel partners. However, it also offers scale-out storage, replication, recovery, integrated data protection, and more.
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) provides managed IT services, information availability consulting, business continuity management software and disaster recovery. The vendor’s DRaaS solution supports hybrid systems and provides scalability. Sungard AS’ recovery services are composed of four portfolio categories: data protection, recovery management, workplace recovery series, and cloud and infrastructure recovery. The provider has recovery locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe. Sungard AS also offers its own recovery locations in addition to Recover2Cloud using AWS.
TierPoint helps clients deploy disaster recovery, connected data centers, and cloud solutions for their overall business continuity plan. TierPoint’s Disaster Recovery as a Service combines features such as replication, cloud, and virtualization technologies, delivering a comprehensive solution that provides the capabilities needed to ensure critical data and applications are safe and secure. The vendor also owns over 40 data centers within 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, all connected via a coast-to-coast network. TierPoint’s solution portfolio includes private, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud environments.
Unitrends provides enterprise backup and continuity, as well as high-availability hardware and software engineering. Unitrends also offers several channel-driven recovery products. The vendor’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution provides built-in automated compliance tests and compares recovery testing results with users’ RPOs and RTOs. The Unitrends Recovery Series appliances also provide replication and orchestration, as well as automated recovery capabilities. The company was recently acquired by IT management solution provider, Kaseya.
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