Gartner Research

The Impact of SaaS Adoption on Disaster Recovery

Published: 28 February 2020

ID: G00466759

Analyst(s): Nik Simpson


Adoption of SaaS applications invalidates, or forces changes to, traditional disaster recovery methods. Issues include testing, on-premises application integrations and auditable DR processes. Not including DR in evaluations of SaaS applications exposes infrastructure and operations leaders to risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Disaster Recovery Must Be Included in Evaluations of SaaS Applications
  • Changes in Usage of Existing SaaS Applications May Change the DR Requirements
  • SaaS Components Used in Hybrid Applications Create New Challenges

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