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10 Strategic Questions to Ask Potential DRaaS Providers

Published: 23 March 2016

ID: G00302860

Analyst(s): Ron Blair , John Morency


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


  • 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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