Remember 2020? How we all hoped 2021 would be a better year? So much for that! As we move toward 2022 we realize that “hope” is not a strategy and that a whole new disaster recovery plan is needed.
A better strategy more aligned to the challenges and expertise of supporting both technologies and people in a constantly changing environment. We must be mindful that there are those who are doing their best to take advantage of the situation and using ransomware and other types of attacks to literally monetize the pandemic, and they’re getting better and better at it.
The assumptions that were made yesterday no longer apply today. Organizations have pivoted from traditional issues and are now focused on working with a mobile workforce, protecting against ransomware threats, staffing for missing key employees all while defining other options for the New Year.
The Covid-19 pandemic completely redefined the concept of disaster. Buildings were still standing. Nothing was flooded and nothing burned. Recovering from that type of disaster was completely redefined as well. Many are still recovering and finding creative new ways to keep everyone, or most everyone, working.
COVID-19 has globally changed the dynamics of business operations. Though the COVID-19 outbreak has thrown light on weaknesses in business models across sectors, it has offered opportunities to move to DRaaS, as the adoption of cloud has increased in lockdown due to COVID-19. Amidst lockdown, many companies are reducing IT spending in 2021 and beyond. There is new focus on strategically reconsidering Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) spending. To achieve these strategies and avoid capital spending in these difficult financial times, organizations are moving to private and public cloud for BaaS and DRaaS.
Why BaaS and DRaaS?
Backup as a Service (BaaS) stores and secures your data files whereas Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) stores and secures your entire server: operating system, applications and configuration as well as data. The difference becomes apparent if you have to recover after a total system failure.
BaaS will give you back your vital data. This will let you restart your business but only after you have procured and configured new servers and their associated operating systems and applications. All your user settings may also need to be recreated. Your business will recover but it will be hard work. Your IT staff will be busy for weeks. Your general staff will operate below their usual levels of productivity until systems are back up and running as they did before the disaster event.
DRaaS, on the other hand, will restore your servers, your applications, your user configurations and your data in hours or even minutes. Even if your physical server is destroyed, the server image can be restored to a different virtual machine (VM). Your business can be up and running again so fast that very few people would realize the level of the IT failure.
How can this help protect your data?
Local backups are usually enough to recover IT systems from server failure and other common problems. But a site-wide disaster will destroy those backups and result in major downtime and data loss for a business. DRaaS ensures complete and reliable business continuity. It is architected from the ground up to streamline data backup and recovery management, and to get critical systems back online with speed and ease.
What BaaS and DRaaS can do for your organization?
Backup is the process of copying data in cloud computing environments. It enables the retrieval of duplicate sets in case of data loss during downtime or failures, such as power outages, human errors, and natural catastrophes. Disaster recovery refers to the restoration of deleted or damaged files from storage media in the event of disasters. The data recovery process refers to the state of the recovery of specific data that becomes inaccessible because of logical or physical damages to targeted storage devices. The need for backup is increasing among businesses due to the rising amounts of data. Backup offers various benefits to enterprises, including increased agility, data retention, lower costs, faster deployments, and improved data protection. It provides cost-effective, automated, reliable, secure, and scalable solutions. These solutions ensure business continuity in the event of disasters. Enterprises with low budgets can outsource data and applications to DRaaS vendors who provide specialized backup and restore services, and help enterprises reduce both CAPEX and OPEX.
2022 is just around the corner and now is the time to plan and be prepared. Covid19 has drastically changed how organizations operate and has reinforced the need to be prepared for any type of disaster. iland can help with all of your BaaS and DRaaS needs. As an industry leader, iland has been helping customers transform mission critical applications to the Secure Cloud for hosting, protection, and recovery for over two decades. The iland secure cloud provides all the services to support capabilities and features that matter most, to ensure you have everything you need for success, right from the start.
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