Three Steps to Choosing Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

While traditional business continuity and disaster recovery solutions are costly and complex to manage, QTS Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provides a flexible, scalable alternative. An innovative, cloud-based, enterprise-grade replication solution to meet the needs of today’s hybrid IT infrastructure, QTS DRaaS is extremely simple and cost-effective to implement. When considering whether or not DRaaS is right for you, here are three things to consider.

Planning Ahead

How quickly would you recover from an outage if your data center faced a disaster today? When 43% of business that experience substantial data loss from unplanned outages for good, the ability to recover quickly can be the difference in deciding if you’re part of the 57% who survive. This means being proactive rather than reactive with your DR solution.

It is important to select a comprehensive, customized data recovery solution when you’re planning for potential disasters. Although it may not be the least expensive option at the time, part of planning ahead means calculating the ROI of choosing an industry-leading DRaaS provider, like QTS. Businesses that leverage DRaaS experience 1/5 of the financial impact of users of in-house recovery infrastructures.

Using Assets You Already Have

Worried about the costs of implementing DRaaS? The good news is that QTS Disaster Recovery as a Service installs seamlessly into your existing infrastructure, scales with your business and simplifies testing. This minimizes the cost and complexity of deployment and training. Replication between different storage and server technologies extends the life of legacy assets, further maximizing your investment. On average, investing in DRaaS results in 40% savings on storage costs and 60% savings on operational expenses.

Adding Tools You Don’t Have

Reduce cost, simplify operations, maximize investments and increase agility by leveraging the cloud. Cloud-based DR removes the need for and cost of duplicate infrastructure, as well as the concerns for how quickly you can access a remote data center when things go wrong. Overhead costs are steep, especially when you’re using in-house resources to cover all the tasks needed to keep your data and applications performing optimally. A cloud-based DR plan allows you to start responding to events even if the physical data center is inaccessible.

For more information about QTS Disaster Recovery as a Service, visit our website or call us toll-free at 877.QTS.DATA.