Gartner Research

10 Strategic Questions to Ask Potential DRaaS Providers

Published: 23 March 2016

ID: G00302860

Analyst(s): Ron Blair , John Morency

Summary

Selecting a DRaaS provider based on current tactical capabilities will cause long-term business objective misalignment and higher total cost of ownership for clients. IT and operational leaders need to first ask potential DRaaS providers these 10 strategic questions.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Strategic Fit Litmus Test Questions
    • Question No. 1: Pricing Methodology and Storage
    • Question No. 2: WAN
    • Question No. 3: Bare Metal
    • Question No. 4: Multiple Cloud DRaaS and Hybrid Cloud Management
    • Question No. 5: Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • Question No. 6: Copy Data Management
    • Question No. 7: Security
    • Question No. 8: Containers and Microservices
    • Question No. 9: OpenStack, Big Data and Real-Time Data Analytics
    • Question No. 10: Increased and Differentiated Business Value
  • Bottom Line

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