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DRaaS: Disaster Recovery as a Service
It isn’t only the CIO who should sleep uneasily if there’s no proper disaster recovery plan in place. Here at OFFSITE we know that everyone in every company– CEO, CFO right through to the guy on the shop floor – knows that disaster can and does strike and needs to know that the organization that pays them has thought about it and DONE SOMETHING about it.
Because a disaster you don’t recover from is – well, it’s a disaster. For everyone.
Disaster strikes any place, any time
- Power Outages
Who knows why someone would attack a company’s website, deliberately bringing it down the way a motorist might force a cyclist off the road? But they do. Protection becomes ever more vigilant and sophisticated, but the hackers are getting more skilled, too. And nastier; in the early days it might be some geek in a bedroom somewhere having a laugh, but now money – lots of money – is often the objective.
You can think you’re fully protected against power outages. Then someone with a backhoe digs a little too deep, or a little too far to the side…
As for the other things in that list, in days gone by people would have said they meant the gods were angry. Well, if your company fails because you assumed nothing like that could ever happen to you and so did nothing about it, the anger of the gods will have nothing on the way your shareholders express themselves. Believe us when we say that OFFSITE makes sure it’s protected. And we can do the same for you.
Failover is total backup, pure and simple
The largest enterprises have the money, the skills and the personnel to build an offsite DR center. Most people don’t, which is why OFFSITE offers its own DRaaS. We’ll agree a service level agreement that defines recovery time and recovery point; we’ll quote contract or pay-per-use, whichever is better for that particular customer; and we’ll provide completely reliable failover for any disaster, man-made or “Act of God.”
Bear in mind, too, that the disaster you need to recover from may have destroyed your building and everything in it. In a case like that, disaster recovery has to include providing a place – a physical space – where you can get back to work. We can give you that.
At the heart of DRaaS is virtualized data, an instantly available and totally protected real time copy of every record and every file.
“A wing and a prayer” is a lovely idea that plays to the romantic in all of us. It’s also deadly. Every organization, large or small, that employs people is obligated to keep them and their futures safe. DRaaS is how. And OFFSITE is where.