Disaster Recovery as a Service: A Gateway for SMB Cloud Adoption
|発行||Frost & Sullivan||商品コード||288726|
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 14 Pages
|ディザスターリカバリーアズアサービス(DRaaS)：中小企業(SMB)クラウド導入のゲートウェイ Disaster Recovery as a Service: A Gateway for SMB Cloud Adoption|
|出版日: 2013年10月02日||ページ情報: 英文 14 Pages||
Several high-profile disasters over the last decade have made businesses more aware of the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning for their data and applications. But the available solutions have been cumbersome and costly. Restoring backed up data from a physical medium takes too much time following an emergency. Duplicate infrastructure and storage space can be cost prohibitive.
Cloud computing has offered a solid solution to this disaster recovery problem. With cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), providers offer a single solution that backs up not only data, but an organization's complete environment, including applications; and provides a new, cloud-based environment for the applications and data to fail-over to. Most DRaaS providers' solutions operate under a “warm site” approach to disaster recovery, allowing it to be made operational with the latest available data, quickly and cost effectively.
Providers have discovered that DRaaS is a powerful entry point to the cloud for SMBs: once they experience a successful fail-over, they are more likely simply to leave their applications in the provider's cloud.
For cloud service providers looking to more fully utilize their investment in cloud infrastructure, DRaaS offers a way to reach new customers and gain new revenue streams. A DRaaS solution can provide recurring revenue for backup and storage activities, as well as pay-per-use infrastructure usage when the solution is activated in the case of a disaster. Furthermore, many providers have discovered that DRaaS is a powerful entry point to the cloud for SMBs: once they experience a successful fail-over, they are more likely simply to leave their applications in the provider's cloud.
Beyond outlining the key components of a sound DRaaS solution, this report profiles five players in the DRaaS market, and compares the key components of each solution. We look at the value proposition of DRaaS for businesses, particularly the SMB market, and offer recommendations for cloud services providers looking to expand their cloud portfolios.