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Source DRaaS With These Five Steps to Avoid a Disastrous Outcome

Published: 28 September 2017

ID: G00331902

Analyst(s): Ron Blair


The number of disaster recovery as a service providers is greater than 500. When sourcing DRaaS, I&O leaders must ensure strategic alignment between recovery objectives, costs and cloud aspirations to avoid analysis paralysis or overspend.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Ensure the Business Understands That There Are No Easy Answers
  • Step 2: Engage With the Business to Align the Scope of the Deployment and Agree on the Definition of Success
    • Alignment: Scope
    • Alignment: Strategy
  • Step 3: Understand the Provider Types Before Settling on a Vendor
  • Step 4: Issue an RFP to Achieve Better Like-for-Like Comparisons Between Bids
  • Step 5: Don't Just Concentrate on Price. Consider the Intrinsic Value of Any Proposal

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