Disaster recovery is a critical part of any business continuity strategy. In the event of a disaster, a company must have a plan in place to ensure that its critical systems and information can be restored quickly and efficiently to prevent significant data loss. But disaster recovery is not only about cyber-attacks, it should include all the worst-case scenarios from natural disasters to hardware failures, human errors and other unforeseen events – anything that could jeopardise the availability, integrity and accessibility of critical data and systems.

Whether you like it or not, disasters can happen yet many companies do not have the resources or skills required to build and maintain a comprehensive in-house disaster recovery solution. Relying on an in-house or on-premises disaster recovery solution can be an expensive, resource-intensive exercise, often requiring substantial upfront capital expenditures for hardware and infrastructure, ongoing operational costs for maintenance and staffing, and significant investments down the line for technology upgrades and expansions as a business grows.

Larger organisations may have a bigger IT budget, but managing disaster recovery across multiple office locations when you have a highly-mobile (or remote) workforce gets complicated. There are additional security concerns that come with accessing sensitive data and applications outside the corporate network. Remote employees and mobile workers may not be as familiar with disaster recovery protocols which can impact the effectiveness of recovery efforts.

This is the reason many businesses are opting for disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), a more streamlined, cloud-based solution that’s becoming more popular as the threat landscape evolves. Here are three quick reasons companies are shifting to DRaaS:
DRaaS improves IT security
One of the primary benefits of DRaaS is that it is a highly effective way to improve security for your entire company. Of course, new cyber threats continue to emerge all of the time and pose significant risk. DRaaS is an excellent way to prevent many of these cyber-attacks, as it allows your business to easily access essential data through the use of data backups on an offsite cloud server.
DRaaS is more cost-effective
DRaaS is an affordable solution for businesses small and large. Instead of hiring your own IT employees, a managed service provider will handle all of your IT needs at a set price each month. You will also never have to worry about creating manual backups, as a managed service provider will automatically backup data each day and upload this information to the cloud. Over time, these cost savings will add up, and it is a fantastic way to increase the bottom line for your business.
DRaaS saves time (and downtime)
Companies are always finding new ways to increase productivity and DRaaS is an excellent way to save time, while also giving you the peace of mind to know that your data is always safe on the cloud. DRaaS reduces data loss and downtime by providing organisations with a more efficient and reliable way to recover their systems and data in the event of a disaster.

According to IDC, the average cost of downtime is $250,000 per hour which means businesses cannot afford to overlook the true price of business continuity. HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery is a cost-effective, flexible and scalable solution that’s delivered as a service.

Built with Zerto’s industry-leading continuous data protection technology, HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) DR that can help companies reduce downtime and data loss while simplifying DR management. This all happens within HPE GreenLake – the Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC) allows you to store, manage, and protect all your data. It’s also where you can launch, deploy, and manage HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery, as well as other cloud services like HPE GreenLake for Backup and Recovery, networking, storage, compute and more.

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