Gartner Research

Disaster Recovery as a Service Benefits and Challenges

Published: 14 November 2016

ID: G00315579

Analyst(s): Lowell Shulman

Summary

Cloud-based DRaaS solutions have gained wide adoption, mainly from small and midsize businesses. Technical professionals focused on IT architecture and BCM/DR need to understand the strengths/weaknesses of the main DRaaS provider approaches for recovering both on-premises and cloud workloads.

Table Of Contents

Comparison

Analysis

  • Background
  • DRaaS Overview
  • Cloud DR and WAN Bandwidth
  • Cloud DR Security
  • DRaaS Vendor Types
    • Backup-Based DRaaS Solutions
    • Hosting Providers Offering DRaaS
    • Telcos Offering DRaaS
    • Traditional DR Service Providers
    • IaaS-Based DR Vendors
    • Key DRaaS Capabilities
  • Benefits and Challenges
    • Backup-Based DRaaS Solutions
    • Hosting Providers Offering DRaaS
    • Telcos Offering DRaaS
    • Traditional DR Service Providers
    • IaaS-Based DR Solutions

Guidance

  • Assess Your Application Readiness for Cloud DR
  • Calculate WAN Bandwidth Requirement and Costs to Enable Cloud-Based DR
  • Define DRaaS Selection Criteria
  • Determine Which of the Five Cloud DR Vendor Type Offerings Fit Your Needs
  • Understand DRaaS Limitations and Prepare an Exit Strategy

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