With the list of possible disruptive events that can take a business offline growing in number year over year, it's no surprise so many organizations' leaders are now asking IT departments to strengthen their stance against these threats. But what role can DRaaS and the cloud play in ensuring this greater resiliency?
Ryan Brubaker, CIO and Executive Vice President of Operations at Seven Corners, takes us on their path to the cloud.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), like its cousin Backup as a Service (BaaS), provides technology to ensure business continuity, a target site and infrastructure, and the management of the process that it takes to ensure its success—all delivered to you as a service. The key for DRaaS is that the target site and infrastructure are in the cloud, rather than in a on-premises datacenter as a traditional DR solution might usually entail. The management is provided by a team of professionals who live and breathe DR and backups, which allows your IT staff to reallocate valuable time to business projects of greater daily importance.
With managed 8x8 by InterVision, you can integrate with Microsoft Teams seamlessly, which allows businesses to achieve more reliable UCaaS solutions to focus on their core objectives rather than fighting to keep the lights on.
Offloading management to a third party to address cloud skills gaps may only be a temporary need, to let staff learn a new cloud environment before taking it on in a full capacity.
For CIOs and other IT leaders who must demonstrate early cloud wins to help gain wider stakeholder buy-in needed for a full migration, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to AWS makes an ideal candidate for demonstrating that the cloud can be a successful driver for the business. It also encourages cloud-hesitant IT members to learn the ropes of the AWS environment in a non-production scenario.
More than half (62%) of recent survey respondents say they have experienced stalled or slower-than-expected cloud migration. Most believe the delay in cloud migration is primarily due to unanticipated skills gaps (41%).
When selecting your cloud migration type, remember the importance of aligning it with your overall cloud and digital transformation strategy.
Upon requesting the recovery, InterVision was able to bring up 40 terabytes of critical file servers and restore connectivity in their hosted recovery datacenter.
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