As the business world acquaints itself with the new normal, innovation and digital competitiveness have emerged as game-changers on the road to long-term agility, according to a Gartner survey of nearly 2,000 CIOs in 74 countries. And as the pandemic proved, digital leadership is underpinned by organisational resilience.
But what is the right resilience approach for GCC companies?
Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS) has shot into the spotlight over the past year, in large part because of its cost-effective role in allowing organisations to recover data and IT infrastructure even in the most extreme situations. As Gartner defines it, DRaaS is a facility in which the provider manages server image and data replication to the cloud, run book creation, automated failover and failback to and from the cloud, and network element configuration during and for recovery operations.
So far, so resilient. But with on-premise or do-it-yourself recovery serving as an alternative, how do the GCC companies evaluate whether DRaaS is right for them? With services that are not true DRaaS being often marketed as such, the CIO can find it difficult to evaluate their merits, with the likelihood of recurring expenses even in the short term.
Four features of true DRaaS
Gartner compared the different solutions in a recent report that BIOS Middle East is delighted to be able to share with you.
In a nutshell, digital leaders must check for the following aspects in any DRaaS offering:
- On-demand IaaS
- Recovery SLAs
- Automated Recovery+ Failback
For a closer look at the true nature of DRaaS and to understand the types of providers serving midmarket and large enterprises, download the complimentary market guide for DRaaS here. It’s only available for a short time, so add to your knowledge today.
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Gartner, Market Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service, 25 June 2020, Ron Blair, Lisa Pierce, Jeffrey Hewitt
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