Depending on the size and specific needs of your business, GTS is able to provide solutions and pricing for a number of options relating to “managed” hosting solutions, Software as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions. The one that seems to be the most prevalent, or pressing to small and midsize business, is finding the right Disaster Recovery solution.
Here is some additional information to shed light on DR as a Service:
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can be especially useful for small to mid-size businesses that do not have the expertise to design, configure and test their individual Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). Using an external provider for DRaaS means that your business need not invest and maintain its own separate, off-site DRP infrastructure. An additional benefit of DRaaS is that contracts for this service can be flexible, adapting to the changing needs of your business. The biggest issue is that you need to have confidence that the DRaaS service provider can fully implement your plan should the need arise.
What does DRaaS involve? Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) seeks to protect the content of your company’s physical or virtual servers by replicating and hosting that content by a third party. The object is to be able to make that content available to you in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. The rationale behind this approach is that an offsite provider is less likely than the business involved in the disaster to suffer the same direct and immediate effects leaving the provider to quickly implement the disaster recovery plan even if the business experiences a total or near-total shutdown of its operations.
Typically, you will engage a DRaaS provider through a service-level agreement (SLA) that documents requirements and expectations for the service. In turn, the third-party vendor agrees to provide failover via a cloud computing environment on a contract or pay-per-use basis.
GTS can help you find the “managed” hosting, Software as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions that best meet your expectations and budget.