What does DRaaS provide?
Disaster Recovery as-a-Service provides several benefits over that of the traditional Disaster Recovery model, including:
- Transition to a per-month operational cost model.
- Lower ongoing costs.
- Reduced environmental complexity.
- Scalability and elasticity.
Disaster Recovery as-a-Service incorporates a number of core capabilities, including:
- Support for replication of multiple source workloads, including Hyper-V Virtual Machines, VMware Virtual Machines and Physical Windows and Linux Servers.
- Support for a Recovery Point Objective as low as 30 seconds.
- Orchestration of Disaster Recovery failover, failback and testing processes, including the ability to cater for service dependencies.
- Provision of all Cloud compute and storage assets required to facilitate Disaster Recovery integration.
The Disaster Recovery as-a-Service solution is deployed based on a consultative process that ensures business requirements and objectives are adequately catered for, including:
- Initial client consultation to identify the requirements of the Disaster Recovery solution, and to define the related business Recovery Objectives.
- Environmental discovery to identify any services that may require remediation in order to be reliably protected by the Disaster Recovery as-a-Service solution, and to capture any required service dependencies.
- Full enablement of the Disaster Recovery as-a-Service solution, including:
- Provisioning of required Cloud assets.
- Integration with the existing IT environment(s).
- Replication of workloads according to defined business Recovery Objectives.
- Establishment of Disaster Recovery orchestration capabilities, catering for identified service dependencies.
Disaster Recovery as-a-Service also incorporates ongoing service monitoring and management, periodic Disaster Recovery testing, and support for service failover following a disaster event.