Recovery as a Service–Raas
Problems arise. Disasters happen. Technology breaks down. Data gets lost. A crisis without strategies, steps and technologies to back up other technologies and problems is a lost cause and could be detrimental to companies–particularly to small startup companies. Recovery as a service (raas) is a part of the conversation, and is not leaving or getting kicked out of it either.
Firms without raas implemented will feel the brunt of disasters like a Mike Tyson punch to the jaw. The IT staff at such a firm must halt their primary tasks and set agenda in order to recover information which has been lost, destroyed and/or altered. This will cost a company an enormous amount of time and money. An already overwhelmed IT staff may have trouble with disaster recovery, and additional help and supplies may need to be brought in. Additional software and hardware must be purchased in order to get things up and running again. This is possible only if the additional software and hardware even gets the compromised data back. Again, this costs the company ample amounts of time and money. If there is no disaster recovery team and/or supplies in place, then kiss your hard work goodbye (unless you are a large firm with a pre-existing budget in place for hiccups like these).
To avoid such fiascos, raas comes into play. This cloud-based recovery as a service compiles data in a central, multi-thread cloud processor so that recovery is simple and relatively easy. While it takes a little time to recover huge amounts of data, it is significantly faster than the traditional means as previously mentioned. It also saves money on personnel and contract hires because the cloud based raas can store data and information without needing to be manually plugged in and meticulously recovered by multiple staff people.
The other cool thing about raas is that it works as a pay-as-you-go type of deal. If a disaster occurs, you pay a fee to recover the data from the cloud server. Voila, the information is brought to back to the source.
There are some downfalls, and planning that mustn’t be sacrificed or pushed to the wayside. A company should decide whether moving disaster recovery to the cloud would be cheaper than traditional means. If equipment and resources are already available, and personnel knows how to get the recovery job done, then by all means keep the existing raas system. However, if multiple resources need to be brought in at a hefty expense, the answer is clear that cloud-based raas is the way to go. If the company has a lot of time-consuming applications and data running at the same time, significant lag time may occur. These points are vital and must be taken into account.
Thus, after confirming the security and efficiency of the cloud, raas providers, and the details of its server, go with the cloud. Raas is a part of the ever-changing conversation, and it will be sure to be a part of it for quite a long time. The bread and butter of cloud-based disaster recovery will continue to grow as long as more companies back up their goods.